Exploring Human Potential

American Health Care’s “Original Sin”

Mike Magee As a young surgeon in rural New England, serving farmers and mountain people on the Massachusetts/Vermont border, my growing interest in health management was fueled by two luminaries – one 90 miles to the north and the other 90 miles to the east. One was fast at work mining Medicare databases to expose […]

Dan Rather Interviews Don Berwick

Tuesday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET Some see the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare” as the President’s biggest vulnerability in this election year, but Don Berwick tells Dan Rather that our country had better come to grips with our health care crisis, and that this much maligned bill may be the solution. “It’s a […]

Could Don Berwick Use Medicare To Test Linking Medical Liability Reform To The Patient Safety Movement?

Mike Magee Despite all the progress in scientific research and technological advancements, at its core, health care remains a huge and complex human endeavor struggling for perfection. How huge? 900 million office visits and 35 million hospital discharges per year.(1)  How complex? Complex enough to have spurned a massive defensive and litigious malpractice system whose […]

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