Category: Blog

10 Reasons Why People Fear Physician Entrepreneurs

The joke goes that some people think all things in the world can be understood by dividing them into a 2 x 2 matrix: those who believe it and those who don’t. I’ve come to see that when it comes to the idea of physician entrepreneurship and educating and encouraging doctors to do it, there… Read more »

Will Consolidation Increase or Decrease the Cost of Healthcare?

By now you know that a) hospitals are gobbling up practices, b) hospitals are gobbling up each other and becoming vertically integrated delivery networks, and c) health insurance companies are merging, too. – See more at:

When Focusing on Patient Experience, Forget the Men

My two worst customer experiences are flying Frontier Airlines and buying a new car. I guess others felt the same, since Frontier responded to all time low grades by replacing the CEO and changing their pricing structure. When it comes to buying a new car, others agree. I’m sure getting sick-care is on a lot of patients’… Read more »

3 Models for Home-Based Urgent Care

Those in the medical travel industry are all about leaving home for elective care. But, when it comes to getting treatment for many urgent problems, it is a different story and the ER is no longer the place to go. Instead, the new mantra is “don’t leave home for care.” Welcome to home-based urgent care. – See… Read more »

Premed Boot Camp

Welcome to Camp Premed. I’m Dr. Meyers. In the next few weeks, we will get to know each other VERY WELL. Do you understand, recruits? I said, DO YOU UNDERSTAND? I CAN’T HEAR YOU. Good. That’s better. – See more at:

The Future of Health Literacy

Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. – See more at:

Fix Emergency Care Triage, STAT

When it comes to emergency care triage, somebody needs to call an ambulance. But, that’s the problem given the rising numbers of inappropriate ER visits and recidivism. Obamacare has not changed things much to the dismay of policy wonks.  – See more at:

Why Is It so Hard to Kill Fee-for-Service Medicine?

It is hard to kill fee-for-service medicine. Most cite it as one of the root causes of the ills that plague Sick Care USA and they want change now. The Obama administration is treading lightly taking an incremental approach.Why is it so hard to kill FFS payment?– See more at:

3 HR policies that should be shown the door

Sometime today, regardless of your job or industry, you might be subjected to one of three traditional HR policies or rituals: an employment interview, an annual performance review, or an exit interview. The rituals persist because the employer thinks all the time, effort and money spent to do them is worth it because it gets… Read more »

Smart Environments in a Stupid World

Smart environments can monitor our vital signs without using sensing devices on our bodies. Remote sensing and monitoring will be a mere part of DIY medicine in a few short years. – See more at: