Category Archives: Working in the industry

What happened to pharma?

The pharma industry has been good to me and my wife.  It has provided a good living and allowed me to grow professionally and personally.  Yet, as an Editor for PM360 and working on a consulting team I have been challenged to either remain quiet when I see clients, focusing too much on things that aren’t important to patients versus listening to our audience at a time when a lot of people are going to need good healthcare. Continue reading

Patients are fed up with portals, EHRs

KEY TAKEAWAY: Despite the fact that close to 90 percent of providers participating in meaningful use offer their patients online access, only about one-third of patients actually log in to see their data, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Why? Because providers like Atenahealth offer a lousy user experience. Continue reading

The relationship between high pay and the problems of the health care system

KEY SUMMARY: According to Axios “the CEOs of 70 of the largest U.S. health care companies cumulatively have earned $9.8 billion in the seven years since the Affordable Care Act was passed, and their earnings have grown faster than most Americans’ during that time, according to an Axios analysis of federal financial documents. Continue reading