Category: Blog

Conflicts of Interest: Not Just an Entrepreneur’s Problem

Physician entrepreneurs are viewed with suspicion because patients often think those doctors have conflicts of interest (COI), i.e. they place something else, most often financial again, ahead of the patient’s interest. There are many sources of conflicts of interest that are less apparent than doctors receiving money from digital pharma/medtech companies, such as cultural or religious… Read more »

Are You a Past, Present, or Future Thinker?

A particularly pressing task before sick-care, healthcare, and population health reformers is bridging the gap between the now and the new. How we think determines how we behave. Mindtime uses a method to help you determine whether you are a past, present or future thinker. – See more at:

The Health App Gap

There are over 100,000 mobile medical apps. About 15% of doctors say they prescribe them, yet we still don’t know how or why to do so with any assuredness. When it comes to medical apps, there are a few things to consider: – See more at:

Preference-Sensitive Prescribing

Preference-sensitive conditions are common. How they are managed accounts for significant variations in care and costs. – See more at:

Doctor-Led Startups Offer New Career Path, Public Benefit

After 25 years of performing ear-nose-throat and facial plastic surgeries, Jeff Hausfeld, MD, put down the scalpel and went back to school — business school. Like many doctors who practice for some time, Hausfeld found himself wondering how to “leave a larger footprint” with his career. “How do you affect more people with the time that… Read more »

The 6 Characteristics of the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Doctors have the potential to make great entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, I’ve observed that only about 1% have an entrepreneurial mindset, which is less than the entrepreneurial attitudes of 4% of the general population. An entrepreneurial mindset describes a state of mind that pursues opportunity with scarce resources with the goal of creating user defined value through the creation,… Read more »

What If EMRs Were Classified as Medical Devices?

According to the Food and Drug Administration, a medical device is “an instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, contrivance, implant, in vitro reagent, or other similar or related article, including a component part, or accessory which is: – See more at:

Unaware, Unconvinced, Unable, Unclear: Why Doctors Don’t Follow Treatment Guidelines – See more at:

The evidence shows that your doctor is not very good at complying with treatment guidelines. Whether it is to prescribe statins for your cholesterol or whether or how to prescribe antibiotics for many conditions, a disturbing number just don’t follow guidelines. Why? Probably because they are unaware, unconvinced, or unable, or the guidelines are unclear. –… Read more »

Why Are You Ignoring Employed and Senior Doctors?

Sixty percent of family doctors and pediatricians, 50 % of surgeons, and 25% of surgical specialists work for someone else and the numbers are rising. – See more at:

How to Neutralize Hostile-Aggressive Co-Workers

I was pleased to attend and support a Navy Seal Foundation event recently. Their mission is to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare Community and its families. The silent auction was unlike most I’ve seen at hospital fundraisers. Instead of pro athlete jerseys and trips to nice places, attendees got to bid… Read more »