Meditations, Marcus Aurelius’s private diary and philosophical musings, accompany me on every trip, various underlined versions and editions adorning my office. * I have been reading Meditations fo…
Farzad Mostashari"Meditations, the musings of an emperor to himself, would seem most impractical for us today, except that it was likely one of the first recorded self-help books in history.
Marcus’s moral philosophy..attempts to provide a manual for meaningful living"
This Viewpoint discusses the interplay between the advancement of a “Medicare-for-all” US health care policy initiative and the current cost margins and management strategies of hospitals, which comprise the largest share of US health care...
Farzad MostashariBeautifully written, lays out the arguments that hospitals will make for the dire consequences of M4A at Medicare rates... and dryly shreds them.
Must read health policy by @kevin_shulman Arnie Milstein
In the context of 2 primary care physician–led accountable care organizations, Medicare Annual Wellness Visits were associated with lower healthcare costs and improved clinical care quality for beneficiaries.
Public Hearing on Eliminating Youth Use of Electronic Cigarette and Other Tobacco Product Use: The Role for Drug Therapies
Farzad Mostashari.@SGottliebFDA was one of the best. Here's a partial list of what made him special in my eyes.
1/ He did more on tobacco than I thought possible, including banning menthol, action on teen vaping, and laying groundwork for reducing nicotine in cigs
Diagnosing the Problem: Exploring the Effects of Consolidation and Anticompetitive Conduct in Health Care Markets
Thursday March 7, 2pm
2141 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC
Ambitious new bill from GOP Rep. Bruce Westerman aims to tackle costs along with an Obamacare market overhaul.
Farzad MostashariNew bill tackles consolidation:
"if we allow monopoly power to extract high prices you get to the point where that's a bigger tax on a family than the actual tax collected by the IRS," @Avik said. "If we aren't at a tipping point now, we're nearing it."
Robin Wright interviews Jasmin Moghbeli, the Iranian-American Marine Corps alumna who is one of NASA’s newest astronauts.
Farzad MostashariThe newest astronaut @NASA is “Jaws,” who played basketball @MIT and is a Marine Corps major decorated for flying Cobra gunships on 150 combat missions in Afghanistan
Jaws is a woman. Her name is Jasmin Moghbeli, and she's an Iranian-American immigrant 🔥
An estimated 21 percent of rural hospitals — 430 hospitals in 43 states — are at high risk of imminent closure. The REACH Act could help some stay open.
Farzad MostashariRural hospitals are in trouble. Overstaffed, with too few inpatients in areas with headwinds in population, commercial insurance, and doc recruitment.
What's the solution? Join monopolies and charge rent? Restructure and focus on value? statnews.com/2019/02/21/law… via @statnews
The CMS is creating templates and other tools to get states to incorporate upcoming value-based payment models. If other payers sign up, then CMS Administrator Seema Verma hopes more providers will participate.
The engineers at Epic Systems work on a campus full of childish whimsy but also sit in on open-heart surgery. Is this the indulgence of an oddball founder, or a better way to run an I.T. company?
Farzad MostashariCute article about Epic the EHR company, and their quirky campus, but this excuse for lack of information sharing (we don't have technical standards) is nonsense
The problem is perverse incentives of vendors and hospitals, not lack of technical standards
What you’re about to read may be considered modern day health care heresy: the Triple Aim for health systems is not enough. The Triple Aim—defined as enhancing the experience of care for the patien…
Farzad MostashariGreat framing by @ASlavitt
We will never achieve the Triple Aim if we don't take on directly the Triple Threats of disparities, perverse incentives, and the harmful effects of politics on our health care system.
Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — Getting Rid of Stupid Stuff
Farzad MostashariThis is the perfect addendum to @Atul_Gawande long read on EHRs. "Getting rid off stupid stuff" is the scouring of hulls that should occur routinely.
Better yet, gain insights into stupid stuff that you don't add in next time some manager has a 💡
LabCorp® (NYSE: LH), a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care, today announced it now supports Health
Farzad MostashariGreat news
You can get your @LABCORP results integrated with your Apple health record seamlessly. Way to go
The vision of patient-controlled health records is slowly becoming a reality.