What We’ve Learned From Four Years of Diving Into Dollars for Docs – ProPublica. Of the hundreds of thousands of physicians who have received, 3.4 million payments totaling $4 billion from pharmaceutical companies, here are my stats: Number of times I’m in this database: 0 Number of payments I’ve received: 0 Amount of payments from … Continue reading Dollars for Docs – My totals
I have alluded to the excellent Sustainable DC Plan and have been planning to post about it, and then realized I hadn’t put this up yet. It’s my first assignment from the course I took on navigating climate change conversations (that I highly recommend, it’s free – see: Finished my 3rd MOOC, and moving to renewable Energy … Continue reading Climate Change Impact on Health : Allergic Disease in Washington, DC USA
Pharma Conduct: Which Doctors Received the Highest Compensation from Pfizer During the Second Half of 2009? – Impressive that this data is now publicly available. It's a list I plan to never be on.
Kaiser Permanente Statement on Verdict in Neurontin Case | Kaiser Permanente News Center. I did not know this action was under way and I am impressed with the result. I have to say as someone who has been fortunate to practice in health systems that evaluate the evidence behind therapies before adopting them that it’s … Continue reading Kaiser Permanente Statement on Verdict in Neurontin Case | Kaiser Permanente News Center
NEJM — Selective Publication of Antidepressant Trials and Its Influence on Apparent Efficacy – Discussion of conflict of interest in publishing research in journals.
Bioethics Forum – Google Health: Organizing Your Medical Information – Comment on this blog about a method to display drug/device ads to physicians reviewing a patient's medical record. Is this sort of thing different than a physician reviewing a medical record while writing with a branded pen on branded paper that sits in their office … Continue reading Bioethics Forum – Google Health: Organizing Your Medical Information
May 15th through May 18th: CCR Product Compatibility List — AAFP Center for Health Information Technology – Adoption list of CCR – not up to date, but gives a glimpse of who has been involved. Montana Healthshare – Montana organization to use CCR to improve population health Solventus CEND/PHR – A reference implementation of a … Continue reading A Few Links Regarding the Continuity of Care Record (CCR) Standard