Although a significant number of medical and technology researchers see smartphones as “health’s next frontier” — and they may well be right — to date we have limited data that allow us to make declarative statements about the value of the health apps people are (more…)

I don’t know him personally, but Fred Pelzman has struck me for a while as a sensible, patient-oriented primary care physician who understands the profound difference between practicing medicine and providing “care” to his patients while dealing with the expanding range of administrative “hoopla” that (more…)

An op-ed in today’s New York Times by Pamela Hartzband and Jerome Groopman (two physicians at Harvard Medical School) is entitled “How medical care is being corrupted.” The authors basically suggest the following: That financial drivers are starting to undermine both quality of care and (more…)