For 20 years, advocates of telemedicine have been trying to break through to common usage. For all of modern human history, those with mental health challenges have held back from seeking treatment due to the stigma associated with doing so. And then, a Chinese bat opened the flood gates. Today we are seeing record usage […]
Health IT and Vegas: Made for Each Other
I was in Las Vegas at HIMSS this last week, which, for the uninitiated, is a veritable orgy of health information technology (HIT). Someone from HIMSS leadership told me that over 42,000 people had shown up and they were expecting closer to 45,000. It’s a long way from 1998, I’ll tell you. Back then HIT […]
It’s the Jobs, Stupid! No, wait…It’s the Stupid Jobs!
This post first ran July 8, 2013 on The Health Care Blog The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics came out with its June jobs report last week and, consistent with usual trends, healthcare jobs are booming. In June 2013 there were approximately 20,000 new healthcare jobs in the U.S., ¾ of which were in the […]