Investor’s Business Daily wrote and ran a nice background piece on my venture firm, Psilos Group, including some thoughts on portfolio company Patient Safe Solutions. Thought I’d share it despite the flagrant self-promotion. Click HERE to read the article, which appeared November 16, 2010.
The Cleveland Clinic recently published an annual Top 10 list of what their leadership believes to be the most significant advances in medicine in each of the last five years. In 2007-2008 all of the items on the top 10 lists were either medical devices, clinical diagnostics,pharmaceutical or biotech products. These sectors were basically the […]
Back in September 2010 I wrote about the controversies associated with home-based genetic testing companies and their products. This topic remains much in the news, as the FDA has declared their intent to regulate these products and several companies have withdrawn from the direct-to-consumer market. Reuters reported this week that in a survey of over […]
I read this week that a Sunset Hill, Missouri children’s dentist office paid its young patients for their Halloween candy. Starting November 1, Pediatric Dentistry of Sunset Hills has been giving kids a dollar for every pound of candy they turn in. As of November 4th they had collected 13-hundred pounds of sweets. Their plan […]
On October 20, 2010 HealthGrades released their Thirteenth Annual Hospital Quality in America study, which analyzed mortality and complication rates at all of the nation’s 5000 non-federal hospitals using 40 million hospitalization records obtained from CMS. The study found that patients treated at hospitals rated as “5-star” by HealthGrades had a 72% lower risk of […]
Health insurers have long shunned skydivers and hang gliders. Seems they are now thinking hard about extreme athletes of all types. If you were one of the half a million Americans who ran in a marathon in the last year, this might mean you. There was an article in today’s New York Times that discussed […]
If you are one of those people who thinks a lot about health reform and yet managed to maintain your sense of humor despite all that is happening, you will no doubt enjoy these videos (they should be watched sequentially–it’s a total of about 7 minutes of entertainment in Jack Black’s inimitable style). Happy Friday! […]