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My post on the loss of trust in health care
We come here today to memorialize a time when medical care was based on a sacred trust.  This is a celebration of a concept so basic to care that for centuries, trust was the only aspect of medical care.  Before the advent of...
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The medical and management approaches to health care must be brought together
Many years ago, I went to business school to learn the language of business.  I did learn that language and can talk about EBITDA as well as the next guy.  I also learned a different way of thinking than the method of thinkin...
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This year, at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Dr. Abraham Verghese, the noted infectious disease specialist, author and Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Stanford Medical School ga...
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Terry I agree with your observation that guidelines are being "baked" into EHRs.  Abraham Verghese recently gave the Simon Dack lecture at the American College of Cardiology and stated that the average ER physician spends 46% of his time on the computer, and that in the course of a day, averages 4,000 clicks of the mouse.  Much of that effort is designed to follow the guidelines that are used as standards, as any deviation is considered bad medicine.  I must emphasize there are very good elements of using guidelines however when they are used as standards and get in the way of patient individuality, they are destructive to good care.  
Healthplans are dependent on guidelines and standardized medical protocols and use these protocols to decide on payment.   This has led to both better quality care in most cases, and a total breakdown of quality for those few...
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My latest blog post on standardized protocols and unique patients
Healthplans are dependent on guidelines and standardized medical protocols and use these protocols to decide on payment.   This has led to both better quality care in most cases, and a total breakdown of quality for those few...
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A link that will lead you to the video of the presentation by me and Bob Ihrie from Lowe's Companies at the Conference Board's 15th Annual Employee Health Care Conference.  
I recently had the honor of sharing the podium with Bob Ihrie, Senior Vice President of Comp and Benefits at Lowe's Companies.  The Conference Board held their 15th Annual Employee Health Care Conference in New York where Bob...
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Grieving the Loss of Trust
We come here today to memorialize a time when medical care
was based on a sacred trust.  This is a celebration
of a concept so basic to care that for centuries, trust was the only aspect of medical care.  Before the
advent of modern medicine, the sacred tru...
We come here today to memorialize a time when medical care was based on a sacred trust.  This is a celebration of a concept so basic to care that for centuries, trust was the only aspect of medical care.  Before the advent of...
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Reconciling the Languages of Medicine and Business
Many years ago, I went to business school to learn the
language of business.  I did learn that
language and can talk about EBITDA as well as the next guy.  I also learned a different way of thinking than
the method of thinking I learned in medical school.  ...
Many years ago, I went to business school to learn the language of business.  I did learn that language and can talk about EBITDA as well as the next guy.  I also learned a different way of thinking than the method of thinkin...
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What is the Heart?
This year, at the annual meeting of the American College of
Cardiology (ACC), Dr. Abraham Verghese, the noted infectious disease specialist, author
and Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Stanford Medical School gave
the keynote address.  He enti...
This year, at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Dr. Abraham Verghese, the noted infectious disease specialist, author and Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Stanford Medical School ga...
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Thank you Rachel, David and Barry for your comments.  I greatly appreciate them.  
Healthplans are dependent on guidelines and standardized medical protocols and use these protocols to decide on payment.   This has led to both better quality care in most cases, and a total breakdown of quality for those few...
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Standard Medical Policies and Non-standard Patients
Healthplans are dependent on guidelines and standardized medical
protocols and use these protocols to decide on payment.   This
has led to both better quality care in most cases, and a total breakdown of
quality for those few people who don’t fit the protoc...
Healthplans are dependent on guidelines and standardized medical protocols and use these protocols to decide on payment.   This has led to both better quality care in most cases, and a total breakdown of quality for those few...
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Behavioral Economics and Patient Engagement
I recently had the honor of sharing the podium with Bob Ihrie, Senior Vice President of Comp and Benefits at Lowe's Companies.  The Conference Board held their 15th Annual Employee Health Care Conference in New York where Bob and I spoke on the drivers of c...
I recently had the honor of sharing the podium with Bob Ihrie, Senior Vice President of Comp and Benefits at Lowe's Companies.  The Conference Board held their 15th Annual Employee Health Care Conference in New York where Bob...
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physician entrepreneur and master of the complexity of the health system
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  • Accolade
    Chief Medical Officer and Founding Management Team, 2007 - present
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Husband, Father, Grandfather, Physician, Health Care Entrepreneur
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Live in Atlanta, Work in Philadelphia, love my family and try to help those in need with the health care system
Education
  • Bronx High School of Science
    1966 - 1969
  • New York University
    English, Biology, 1969 - 1973
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medicine, 1973 - 1977
  • University of Chicago
    Medical Residency, 1977 - 1980
  • Harvard Medical School
    GI and Nutrition Fellowship, 1980 - 1982
  • Northwestern University
    Business, 1987 - 1989
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Why 3 Hospitals Didn't Hurt My Wife (And What That Means) - Forbes
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Will a healthy lifestyle prevent illness?
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Google+: Physicians can optimize their online footprint
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Why the debt ceiling deal is a horrific outcome for physicians
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With cancer, sometimes there is no right answer
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Psychiatry residents need to learn psychotherapy
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