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PHM as a Service

The growing trend for Population Health Management (PHM) HIT vendors to offer one or more service offerings is worth examining further. HIT vendors are having to delicately weigh the value of stepping outside their software core competency to also now … Read more ›

Why physicians are anxious today

Recently, I heard from a student in her third year of medical school. To date, she has borrowed more than $100,000 to fund her education. She is in the top 10% of her class, with honors in all of her subjects and high scores on her national exams. She would be a valued resident in […]

A toddler, his dad, and the unthinkable

The toddler was a curious, rambunctious, talkative three-year-old who loved to explore. Every week, he’d wait for Sunday to come, because Sunday was he and his dad’s special day. Mikey and his father adored each other. Whether Mikey and his dad were doing “horseback rides,” playing basketball, or just sitting on the rocking chair for […]

What patients want isn’t always what they need

One of the nurses knocked on my door on a quiet Monday morning. “Hey, can you see this patient? I guess it’s not urgent but he’s here now, and I think what the doctor told him just threw him for a loop.” Of course I had time. In my role as clinical nurse specialist in […]

We talk Farm Bill, crop insurance and more on Totally Rural Podcast

Totally Rural is a brand new podcast dedicated to increasing awareness and expanding the discussion of rural issues. The Center for Rural Affairs had the honor of appearing on its second podcast, talking about our organization, the 2018...Show More Summary

A cancer scare changed my life in 7 seconds

So there I was — in deep denial. Maybe you’ve been there: Ignoring the symptoms. Hoping and praying that it would just “go away.” A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. And as a doctor, I like to think I can Google with the best of them. So when I had a persistent scary symptom […]

Don’t Even Need To Ink About It

Tattoo Parlor | Canada Categories: Bad Behavior Wild & Unruly Tags: Tattoo Parlor Customer: "You're such a f asshole! Do you seriously think you're so good you can reject my idea?! I'm PAYING you to do that, so YOU WORK FOR ME! F you!...Show More Summary

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Retail | MI, USA Categories: Family & Kids Food & Drink The customer stared at my coworker with the most triumphant look I've ever seen. He then had to gently tell her that the restaurant was about 50 feet away and we had nothing toShow More Summary

From An Older And SIM-pler Time

Hotel | Helsinki, Finland Categories: Bizarre Technology Tags: Hotel Me: "No, sorry, we don't have any sim cards." Guest: "Then what are these?" Me: "Postcards." (Read more...) The post From An Older And SIM-pler Time appeared first on Funny & Stupid Customer Stories - Not Always Right.

IRS back to hiring private collection agencies

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

We’ve posted several times about federal tax authorities’ on-again, off-again use of private tax collectors on contingency fees to collect back taxes. As with other varieties of law enforcement for profit in which the middleman is enabled...Show More Summary

Montana legislature: ABA, take a hike with that 8.4 rule

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

In passing Senate Joint Resolution 15, the Montana legislature has expressed its view that it would be unconstitutional for the state to adopt the ABA’s controversial Model Rule 8.4(g), which purports to ban “discrimination” and “harassment”...Show More Summary

This Is A Really Sad Example Of A Failure Of Knowledge On How The Health System Works And Can Work.

A young doctor saying they are an intern posted this last week.Why are we communicating so badly?Authored by James DandoIssue 14 / 18 April 2017 I AM too young to be familiar with fax machines. My parents had one, and I can vaguely remember them making fun of my grandfather’s skepticism of this “new” technology. Show More Summary

CIA Director Says WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Has No Freedom Of Speech Protection Because He’s Not A Citizen

Trump’s Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo struck a nerve with social media users, pundits, and journalists from all areas of the political spectrum after he stated that Julian Assange, editor of WikiLeaks, has no First Amendment protection because he’s not a U.S. Show More Summary

This ‘AP’ Voter Fraud Story Is The ‘Fake News’ Conservatives Are Talking About [Opinion]

“Fake news” has arguably turned into the buzzword of 2017 following Hillary Clinton’s surprising loss to now-President Donald Trump in the November 2016 general election. Supporters of Clinton’s, in a scramble to explain how she could...Show More Summary

Erin Moran Dies: ‘Happy Days’ Actress Was 56

Erin Moran, the actress who played Joanie Cunningham on the sitcom Happy Days has died. She was 56. Reports indicate that Moran was found unresponsive on Saturday afternoon by authorities in Indiana, after they got a call just after 4 PM ET. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Makes Surprise Appearance During Kathryn Bigelow’s VR Tribeca Panel

Hillary Clinton surprised Tribeca Film Festival goers tonight, making a special appearance during Kathryn Bigelow's and Imran Ismail's The Protectors: A Walk in the Ranger's Shoes panel. “Thanks for seeing this remarkable film which brings to reality what we're up against,” Clinton said. Show More Summary

Unsafe at Any Speed at CPE 1

I sat down today with people from a school we'll call Central Park East 1, and I heard stories. This is a school conceived in democracy, now taken over by a former accountant. (I have nothing against accountants, by the way. Mine isShow More Summary

Unconventional Storytelling at 3-2-1 Battle

3-2-1 Battle is a local wrestling group made up of local talent from the Seattle area. Most of the performers are enrolled in lessons at the South Lake Union Evolv Fitness, where the shows happen bi-weekly. While the show is geared towards...Show More Summary

Providers and patients must listen to the evidence

There is an interesting article from ProPublica called “When Evidence Says No, but Doctors say Yes” making the rounds. It’s about the number of doctors who disbelieve, don’t know or don’t care about medical evidence to the detriment of patients. I do not find any fault with the article. I rail against this daily. I […]

AusHealthIT Poll Number 367 – Results – 23th April, 2017.

Here are the results of the poll.Would You Be Confident Enough In The Privacy And Security Protections Of The myHR To Confide Your Personal Sensitive Private Information To The System?Yes 3% (5) Maybe 1% (1) Neutral 1% (2) Maybe NotShow More Summary

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