About Alan Pitt

I've lived my life in healthcare. I grew up in a medical household, and later got an M.D. Now, in mid-life, I am saddened and dismayed. America is the wealthiest country in the world, yet we often bankrupt our citizens when they become ill. We cure what seems incurable, but then abandon the many others. Care is often replaced by technology. I believe every generation of humanity solves its problem through a new paradigm. The last paradigm was about the computer and optimizing the individual. We are now entering a new era, one where problems are solved via the ccommunity. My intent with this blog is to offer a perspective on the broken process we all face when we're sick. If you agree, tell me. If you disagree, I want to know. To cut the Gordian Knot of Healthcare will require- collaboration and a team based approach to care, along with innovative ideas from every quarter.

June 2017

Dr. Michael Birt on Aging, Caregiving, and Connecting Technologies for Better Outcomes

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Dr. Michael Birt discusses opportunities for aging in place via technology.

Yesterday You Were Healthy. Today, You’re Hospitalized, Now What? Dr. Marc Lato

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Going from well to sick can be a confusing time. Dr. Marc Lato, a former VP of Medical Management, discusses some of the confusing issues facing patients and their families after hospitalization.

May 2017

Replacing Brainless Tasks- Artificial Intelligence is Automating Automation

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A brief summary of the Nvidia conference in Silicon Valley. Artificial intelligence offers to replace many of the mindless tasks we all do. The question is, who will be replaced in this transition.

Dr. Richard Gunderman: The Human Equation in Medicine

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Richard Gunderman is a physician with a deep interest and expertise in the humanistic aspects of healthcare. He discusses some of the challenges and opportunities to recapture our sense of professionalism.

Film to Digital, Digital to AI- 20 Years Later, Same Song, Different Verse

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The transition from film to film less (digital) 20 years ago is repeating today with the introduction of artificial intelligence to radiology. Fear is driving many physicians to reject what will be a business decision to improve care at reduced costs.

April 2017

Population Health is Not a Form of Birth Control- Dignity Health’s Julie Bietsch

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Julie Bietsch is a key executive managing Dignity Health's transition from conventional fee for service care to a value based system. Her work is critical to how we are going to care for each other in the times ahead.

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