Profits Before People, Again

Here we go. Again. This article in today’s New York Times just makes my blood boil. Essentially, the insurance companies, most notably United Healthcare and Aetna, are experimenting with new payment systems for cancer treatment by specialists. They want these physicians to use standardized treatment methods rather than the more expensive, individualized, and often experimental…

Making EHR meaningful

It’s no secret that our current healthcare system is a structure of “haves” and “have nots.” Racial and ethnic disparities in care have been well documented. This is especially true in access and treatment for diseases such as breast cancer. There are many reasons for this – genetic, cultural, socio-economic, access, and beliefs about preventive…