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Medical Economics

Seniors Understand the Value of Life

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 11.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

The elderly want to fight death the same way we all do. Because life is incredible. And in fact, we should want them around. They have navigated many decades and many challenges. They have wisdom and they have perspective to spare and to share.

Medicine Is Not About Money, Except When It Is

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

We need to readjust the way we educate physicians. Young doctors need to understand money more clearly from the start (especially the $200,000 in school loans part). But they must also grasp the hypocrisy that tells them that medical businesses, like Pharma, are inherently evil.

The Ethical Imperative to Invest in Medical Technology

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Technology is fascinating, and can be quite addictive, e.g. bigger, faster, more Apps, more color, more depth and, of course, more cost. How does this idea relate to medicine?

Shoot HIPAA the Hippo

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deane Waldman

It is impossible to be in compliance both with HIPAA and the Patriot Act

Blame Game vs. Root Cause Analysis

Deane Waldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deane Waldman

No one controls or even "is responsible" for the failing healthcare system, and it's not fixed by punishing or changing the people. It's fixed by changing the processes within the system.