Check out this StatNews piece addressing the question: should patients consent for use of artificial intelligence in the clinic setting? It builds the case for an emerging crisis in healthcare where patients are the victims of a failure to disclose the use of AI in the clinical setting. The concerns expressed reflect the a false dichotomy of man or machine. We ... Continue Reading about Should Patients Consent for Use of Artificial Intelligence?
With the sweeping rise of COVID19 telemedicine has taken healthcare by storm. During the local surges, this served as a mandated way of maintaining safe distancing. But as things come back to a new normal and as we decide where telemedicine fits in to a clinic structure it might be worth asking: should patients have the option for in-person care. Is refusing ... Continue Reading about Refusing Telemedicine – Can Patients Opt-out of Remote Care?
In the next iteration of pharmacy chains positioned as health delivery businesses, Walgreens announced that they will attach primary care clinics to hundreds of their retail stores. In a partnership with clinic provider VillageMD, Walgreens will invest 1bn in equity over the next 3 years. From The Wall Street Journal on the Walgreens VillageMD ... Continue Reading about Walgreens VillageMD and the Retail Medical Home
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic hospitals are facing catastrophic financial challenges. The American Hospital Association estimates a four-month impact of $202.6 billion in losses for hospitals and health systems - That’s an average of $50.7 billion per month. With these mounting losses some systems ands organizations have jumped on board with a media ... Continue Reading about Stop Medical Distancing
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has released a report, The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2018 to 2033, predicting a substantial future shortfall of physicians. The AAMC represents medical schools and teaching hospitals and offers services to its member institutions including medical education data. Trying to ... Continue Reading about The Problem with Predicting Physician Supply and Demand
Thanks for tuning in, as always. In more ways than one, things are heating up in Houston. We’re hangin’ in there. Me and my family are healthy. Lots of happy, cheerful children in our community are testing positive - so wear a mask and stand clear. Lots of healthy carriers among us. This post, Sicko Doctors and the Future of Drive-by Diagnosis, is the online version ... Continue Reading about Sicko Doctors and the Future of Drive-by Diagnosis