A new tool called “Surgeon Scorecard” has been developed and just made available by the not-for-profit consumer advocacy organization ProPublica. What this tool does is it allows anyone to look at the adjusted complication rates associated with eight different types of common surgical procedure carried (more…)




A must read for all concerned with rising healthcare cost is Atul Gawande’s article in the May 11th New Yorker, “Overkill”. In this lengthy but readable review, Dr Gawande, a surgeon at The Brigham and Woman’s Hospital discusses how “an avalanche of unnecessary medical care (more…)

The courage to fail in order to innovate and ultimately succeed was a recurring theme at iPharma 2015—starting with former Olympian and Eagles football player Jeremy Bloom who talked about learning from his own failures to succeed in the world of athletics and business. Focus (more…)