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Thanks to Hospitals, Big Tech is Getting More and More of Your Medical Data

The picture above, and the following quote, come from a recent article in the Wall Street Journal: Hospitals have granted Microsoft Corp., International Business Machines Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. the ability to access identifiable patient information under deals to crunch millions of health records, the latest examples of hospitals’ growing influence in the data economy. We can trust them with your data,…

Guess Where They Are Pushing the Next Generations of MBAs?

Yes, it seems the healthcare systems needs more administrators. Are you f$cking kidding? Here is the article in the WSJ: Starting in the fall of 2020, the university’s traditional two-year master’s of business administration degree will take a hard turn toward health, with a particularly heavy focus on quant skills, from exposure to coding to data…

Coronavirus: Not at All Related to the Beer

The whole Coronavirus outbreak is getting a little worrisome.  No one knows where this is going and writing an article on this site will likely be outdated before it is even posted. Testing can only be done at the CDC. That creates a huge delay in getting information.  We don’t know how contagious this will…

What’s With the Banana Peels?

This article is floating around the Internet: Doctors beg men not to masturbate with banana peels It’s in the NY Post so maybe it is fake news. Anyway, you can read the details in the article. I just love that they found this doc: However, Dr. Diana Gill of prescription service Doctor-4-U cautions against the…

Docs only get 7.3% of the Pie

Physicians are paid 7.3% of our total national health expenditure: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the aggregate median salary for every healthcare provider totals $966,992,011,000.  The ~1 million physicians get paid $262,332,755,000. That’s $262.3 Billion out of a total $3.6 Trillion spent on healthcare in 2019.  Physicians get paid 7.3% of the total…

Bovine Fecal Matter: Here’s An Easy Way to Increase Access to High-Quality, Affordable Health Care

I’m all for being a team player and support all the different healthcare roles in today’s healthcare environment, but I don’t like lies or manipulation such as being put forth by the above referenced article (1): “In study(2) after rigorous study (3), evidence demonstrates that NPs offer significant cost savings (4) with no sacrifice of quality of care (5). Indeed, they show that…

New Online Medical School!

The other day, I saw a tweet advertising an online medical school. It read, “Become part of the future of primary care as a Medical Doctor. Carson-Newman offers an online MD degree. Clinical placement support is provided.” I never heard of a school offering online medical degrees, so I went to their website.  Enjoy stress-free…