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OpenNotes on stage at live Washington Post event

Tuesday morning in Washington, the Post hosted a 2-1/2 hour event on improving healthcare, with numerous speakers on several topics. Of special interest to SPM is this 26 minute segment that includes OpenNotes, which we’ve often written about. OpenNotes director Tom Delbanco is one of the three speakers. He describes the historic origin of OpenNotes and […]

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Read & share! Washington Post *nails it* about patient-clinician partnership

Today’s Washington Post has a terrific, carefully researched, precise article – on the front page of the Health & Science section – about the reality of a good patient-clinician partnership: Does your doctor listen when you talk? by Suzanne Allard Levingston. (As often happens, the print edition’s headline is different: “Patients make themselves heard,” with the […]

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policy issues, reforming hc, trends & principles, understanding statistics

I’m sick of hearing Washington talk about savings “over ten years”

I am sick of hearing politicians and money-making parties talk about savings projections “over ten years.” It’s STUPID. We’re stupid if we listen. Nothing (and I mean nothing) happens as projected ten years ago, not even five. It’s fiction; it’s a bogus way to inflate modest figures. This is the same issue as e-patients understanding […]

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