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.

May 2018

M & A in the Telehealth Space- What does it mean for the Industry & Healthcare?

Earlier this week #Avizia and #AmWell merged. This marks a transition from technology to care delivery for the telehealth industry.

April 2018

Physician Suicide is up 24%- Is the EMR to Blame?

Janae Sharp's physician spouse committed suicide. This lead her on a quest to try and figure out why physician suicides are up, way up. Though technology may play a role, there are other factors at work.

March 2018

Stop Fat Shaming. Our Food May Be At Fault.

In America obesity is often viewed as a personal weakness- laziness. However, the obesity epidemic more likely due to changes in our food supply over the past 30 years. Dr. Kevin Potter, an expert in obesity surgery, discusses the problem and potential solutions.

February 2018

Tele-Stroke- It’s All About Building Relationships

Recent studies have expanded the window to treat strokes from 6 hours to 24 hours. With additional strain on local experts, telestroke is one possible option. Dr. Andrew Barbash, perhaps the busiest neurologist in the cloud discusses his practice. His conclusion, like the rest of medicine, telemedicine is all about building relationships.

January 2018

Without Changing the Incentives, Healthcare Won’t Change- A Conversation with Peter Neupert.

Peter #Neupert has been a true healthcare leader and visionary. Founder of #Drugstore.com, leader of #MSFT's healthcare team, federal advisor, investor, Peter offers some of his insights to problems and solutions

December 2017

Thoughts from RSNA, Medical Imaging’s Largest Meeting

As healthcare moves from volume to value Radiology's largest meeting, RSNA, featured software (artificial intelligence) over hardware. The role of those reading the images also continues to evolve. Hopefully radiologists will figure out how to be close to the center of the value chain.

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