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Ken Fisher, MD
Kenneth A. Fisher, M.D. Nephrologist, and author, latest book, Understanding Healthcare: A Historical Perspective", available electronically and in print.
Is the EHR an ill-conceived obsession?
For drugs or medical devices to be approved, there must be evidence that benefit significantly outweighs risk. This is to protect the public. A glaring exception is today's EHRs, which were mandated by the 2009 HITECH Act.
Where will the healthcare debate lead us?
Where will the healthcare debate lead us?
There has been much discord as to the proper role of government in healthcare.
Understanding the connect between poverty, health and healthcare
Understanding the connect between poverty, health and healthcare
How should we be addressing the broader issue of population health?
America’s self-inflicted opioid crisis
America’s self-inflicted opioid crisis
In the last few years, drug overdoses led by opioids have become the leading cause of accidental deaths, eclipsing that of automobile crashes and violence.
Corporate medicine use doctors as pawns
The solution for burnout is for physicians to be able to devote their full energies solely to the wellbeing of their patients by opting-out of the demands of all third-party contracts and not becoming hospital corporate employees.
The largest cause of medical errors is congress
There has been much published in both the medical and lay press about the magnitude of errors in medicine. This is a contentious subject with wildly variable results most likely due to the difficulties associated with the many and varied complexities of clinical medicine.
The destruction of markets in healthcare
The destruction of markets in healthcare
Many hold the belief that markets do not work in healthcare.
Congress continues down the yellow brick fantasy road with MACRA
Congress continues down the yellow brick fantasy road with MACRA
While Medicare and Medicaid are bankrupting federal and state governments because of deep structural flaws, our Congress refuses to address these flaws and to learn from its past mistakes.
Doctors being held back from intellectual creativity a disservice to patients
Doctors being held back from intellectual creativity a disservice to patients
We've had so much major medical advances in the first half of the 19th century, but physicians are severely being held back from continuing that success.
Anti-vaccine movement is a present-day tragedy
Anti-vaccine movement is a present-day tragedy
One of the most dangerous and active even at this time is the skepticism around the vaccination of children.