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What Did Obama Buy for $42 Billion Dollars?

In the midst of a troubled economy where individuals are suffering the most, why would our government pump more money into banks?

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Radical Islam vs Christian Crusades

At the risk of adding Religion to the politics of previous blogs. Today’s title says it all. I was pondering this comparison on the way to work while watching the Aljazeera network on my iphone 4. Aljazeera, I’m told by my Muslim friends, is one of the most unbiased networks out there. Save your commentary … Continue reading

And so it begins

The following article is representative of the future of under the Obamination of healthcare.  The money is going to come from somewhere, here’s where it begins. http://louisville.bizjournals.com/louisville/stories/2010/04/19/daily17.html Humana deal with U of L doctors could end Read more: Humana deal with U of L doctors could end – Business First of Louisville: The University of … Continue reading

ER Fast Track Programs

Today is Day 17 of 31 Days of Better Healthcare Reform, it’s late but all posts will be caught up in 10 minutes.  Today’s topic is really a personal story with ideas for cost containment built in. ER fast track programs are gaining popularity throughout US Healthcare Systems. A couple of years ago while playing … Continue reading

Governmental Deregulation of Utility Services

Today is Day 18 of 31 Days of Better Healthcare Reform. Today’s topic deals with deregulation of utility services. What started with electric providers seems to be catching on with water and gas providers as well. The mere pennies per kilowatt hour saved in commercial healthcare organizations equates to millions of dollars spread over the … Continue reading

Ancillary Service Utilization

Today is Day 16 of 31 Days of Better Healthcare Reform, it’s late but all posts will be caught up today. Ancillary services are items that are often used in support of direct care including but not limited to lab, x Ray, pharmacy, and medical transport. Today we will look for cost savings via utilization … Continue reading

Antibiotic Stewardship

Today is Day 15 of 31 Days of Better Healthcare Reform, yes it is late but I’ll be caught up today. Today we talk antibiotic stewardship. This concept is the latest effort to change physician practice patterns. In most organizations antibiotic stewardship program are presented under the guise of better care for patients. For instance, … Continue reading

Paperless Health Information Systems

Today is a late post for Day 14 of 31 Days of Better Healthcare Reform. Paperless systems in healthcare have been talked about for years but are seldom seen in full concept. I believe healthcare reform and the potential of a single or limited number of payors exists, we have a prime opportunity to look … Continue reading

The Liability Compromose

Today’s post is late but was planned for Day 13 of 31 Days of Better Healthcare Reform. In previous blogs I’ve talked about this topic but I believe it is one of the primary motivators of misaligned care between fear of tort and what is in the best interest of the patient. So what if … Continue reading

Pharmacy Credit for Returned Medications

Today is Day 12 of 31 Days of Better Healthcare Reform.  Today’s topic is one that has frustrated me for years.  With pharmacy costs being what they are, why are we not able to receive credit for unused and unopened medications? Pharmacy costs represent the second or third largest expense in many healthcare organizations.  Many … Continue reading