With access to my records, I took my business elsewhere
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by matthew holt
2d ago
By EPATIENT DAVE DEBRONKART Not our usual headshot but it is Dave! I had a skin cancer diagnosed in November. It’s my third, and I researched the last one heavily, so I knew what I wanted (Mohs on the nose). But the hospital that did the diagnosis insisted I wait and have a consult visit in January, and *then* they’d let me schedule the procedure, probably in March. I said I know what treatment I want – can’t I schedule the surgery now? They said, “That’s not how we do it.” So I went home and called around. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center said if I could get them the i ..read more
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THCB Gang Episode 114, Thursday February 2 1pm PT 4pm ET
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by Abdul Ghafar
4d ago
Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) on #THCBGang on Thursday February 2 at 1PM PT 4PM ET are futurist Ian Morrison (@seccurve); fierce patient activist Casey Quinlan (@MightyCasey); writer Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard); and Olympic rower for 2 countries and all around dynamo Jennifer Goldsack, (@GoldsackJen). You can see the video below & if you’d rather listen than watch, the audio is preserved as a weekly podcast available on our iTunes & Spotify channels ..read more
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13 Year Old McAllen
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by Ryan Bose-Roy
4d ago
BY IAN MORRISON As a Scot, obviously I am a whisky fan, and although I prefer the smoky malts of Islay (where my grandfather was from and where I visit my friends there frequently), I am also a huge fan of McCallan 18-year-old whisky, the sticky toffee pudding of single malts. But as all policy wonks know, McAllen Texas is not famous for whisky but for Atul Gawande’s “Cost Conundrum” article in the New Yorker, in 2009 which is still required reading in medical school and MPH classes and was arguably the cornerstone of Obama health policy and the ACO movement. Dr. Atul Gawande described overut ..read more
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Practicing Medicine without a License: When Patients and Politicians Play Doctor
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by Ryan Bose-Roy
5d ago
BY MICHAEL KIRSCH We’ve all heard the adage, leave it to the professionals.  It’s typically used when an individual has wandered out of his lane.  How many folks go beyond their knowledge and skills with home projects, for example, who must then hire a real professional to mop up the mistakes?  Luckily for me, the only tools that I – a gastroenterologist – know how to use are a colonoscope and an endoscope, so there’s no chance that I will be tempted to perform any plumbing or electrical tasks at home.   Although patients are not medical professionals, they routinely bring ..read more
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Expanding Real World Datasets
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by matthew holt
5d ago
How are you working to advance research and improve patient outcomes? Are you precisely matching records across disparate datasets? Find out at a Webinar TODAY Feb 1st 1pm ET Sponsored by LexisNexis Risk Solutions Health Care Healthcare’s fragmented data silos and strict but necessary privacy restrictions make it difficult to link real-world datasets. Legacy tokenization technology has helped link records across disparate data sources, but it lacks the accuracy required to uncover actionable insights that can truly improve patient outcomes. Next-generation tokenization technology leveraging a ..read more
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MedEd in an AI Era
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by Ryan Bose-Roy
6d ago
BY KIM BELLARD I’ve been thinking a lot about medical education lately, for two unrelated reasons.  The first is the kerfuffle between US News and World Report and some of the nation’s top – or, at least, best known – medical schools over the USN&WR medical school rankings.  The second is an announcement by the University of Texas at Austin that it is planning to offer an online Masters program in Artificial Intelligence. As the old mathematician joke goes, the connection is obvious, right?  OK, it may need a little explaining. USN&WR has made an industry out of its ran ..read more
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Matthew’s health care tidbits: How do you tell the price of a drug?
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by matthew holt
6d ago
Each time I send out the THCB Reader, our newsletter that summarizes the best of THCB (Sign up here!) I include a brief tidbits section. Then I had the brainwave to add them to the blog. They’re short and usually not too sweet! –Matthew Holt As the average THCB reader is probably all too well aware I live in Marin County, California and therefore my kids are on amphetamine-based medication for ADHD. This is annoying as all get out because, as a controlled substance, this medication needs to be re-prescribed every month (no automatic refills allowed). In addition no 90 day supplies are allowed ..read more
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Return to McAllen: A Father-Son Interview
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by matthew holt
1w ago
By IAN ROBERTSON KIBBE You are going to hear a little more about McAllen, TX on THCB Shortly. And before we dive into what’s happened there lately, I thought those of you who weren’t here back in the day might want to read an article on THCB from July 2009. Where then THCB editor Ian Kibbe interviewed his dad David Kibbe about what he was doing as a primary care doc in McAllen–Matthew Holt By now, Dr. Atul Gawande’s article on McAllen’s high cost of health care has been widely read.  The article spawned a number of responses and catalyzed a national discussion on cost controls and the bu ..read more
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THCB Gang Episode 113, Thursday January 26 1pm PT 4pm ET
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by Abdul Ghafar
1w ago
Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) on #THCBGang on Thursday January 19 at 1PM PT 4PM ET are futurist Jeff Goldsmith; THCB regular writer and ponderer of odd juxtapositions Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard); policy expert consultant/author Rosemarie Day (@Rosemarie_Day1); You can see the video below & if you’d rather listen than watch, the audio is preserved as a weekly podcast available on our iTunes & Spotify channels ..read more
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Cardiology update: Should mRNA vaccine myocarditis be a contraindication to future COVID-19 vaccinations ?
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by Ryan Bose-Roy
1w ago
BY ANISH KOKA Myopericarditis is a now a well reported complication associated with Sars-Cov-2 (COVID-19) vaccinations. This has been particularly common with the messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines (BNT162b2 and mrna-1273), with a particular predilection for young males. Current guidance by the Australian government “technical advisory groups” as well as the Australian Cardiology Society suggest patients who have experienced myocarditis after an mRNA vaccine may consider a non-mRNA vaccine once “symptom free for at least 6 weeks”. A just published report of 2 cases from Australia th ..read more
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