Can The Health Care Industry Be Trusted? Tune in and tell us what you think?

Not wanting to pick on GlaxoSmithKline but, a little more than a month later, the pharmaceutical giant announced that it would pay $750 million to settle both criminal and civil suits surrounding it’s sale of an antidepressant which it knew was little more than a placebo, as well as tainted baby ointment.  First of all, … Continue reading

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Looking past 2010, there are some amazing medical breakthroughs on the near horizon in 2011

Ending our 2010 Season on the PI Window with health care expert and author Jeff Knott was to say the least both interesting and thought-provoking.  (Note: Here is the link to the “The Picture of Health in 2010” segment which originally aired on December 30th.) Taking a reflective stroll through the many topics we covered … Continue reading

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Commoditized Medicine: Does It Hurt The Quality of Health Care in America

In my interview with our resident health care expert Jeff Knott, who is the author of the critically acclaimed book “Navigating The Healthcare Maze,” which airs live across the Blog Talk Radio Network on Thursday October 14th at 8:00 PM EST, I talk about two Ottawa families who are suing a well-known fertility doctor over … Continue reading

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Social Media and Health Care: Integrating Health Care to Improve Patient Care

“Health care is the most information-intensive industry, yet it lags behind every other sector of the national economy in its adoption of information technology,” Mongiardo said. “The banking industry is 20 years ahead of health care in implementing information technology.” When Kentucky’s Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo announced in 2009 that his State was going to … Continue reading

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MET Life has Snoopy . . . now MedVision has Alfie (What’s It All About?)

Before anyone is mistakenly led to believe that Michael Caine (or Jude Law for the younger set) has become the spokesperson for Tampa-based MedVision, a medical consulting, healthcare planning, risk management, and wellness consulting firm for self-funded employer plan sponsors, neither are the Alfie’s to which I am referring. Alfie, as it turns out is … Continue reading

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Are American Hospitals A Seething Cauldron of Potential Disease?

After surviving a motorcycle crash in 2006, David Meyer–a healthy, active man in his 50s–never guessed that the broken ankle he suffered in the crash would be the least of his worries. He underwent surgery for his ankle, endured four more operations, an intensive antibiotic program and debilitating pain–not because of the accident, but because … Continue reading

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Against a backdrop of yet another public sector scandal, winning “True Peference” status as a government supplier is an achievable goal

With stories of public sector procurement scandals almost common place as covered in Charles Dominick’s Purchasing Certification Blog, there are oftentimes more questions than answers regarding the government competitive bid process. In Part 4 of the 7-Part Seven Steps to Success: Jump Start Government Contract series, Washington-based author expert Judy Bradt will be joining us … Continue reading

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