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.

April 2017

Lisa Suennen, Lead for GE Healthcare Ventures on Investment and Innovation

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. Lisa Suennen is the lead for GE Healthcare Ventures. She is also an innovator, an author and passionate about making care better for all of us. She discusses what she looks for in a young company.

March 2017

Telehealth; Fitting care around my patient’s lives- MUSC’s Dr. Jimmy McElligott

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Dr. McElligott leads Medical University of South Carolina's effort in telehealth. He and his leadership are looking to share their experience and platform with other healthcare systems throughout the state to transform the lives of their citizens.

What Really Determines Health? Your Friends & Family- Part 2 with Khan Siddiqui

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Although the healthcare industry takes ownership of health, most of our overall "wellness" comes from our friends and family, and the choices they lead us to make. Khan Siddiqui discusses health as a by-prodcut of how we live. To truly make a difference, solutions need to be where people are.

February 2017

Perhaps Healthcare Tools Need To Be Less Purposeful & More Fun- A Conversation Khan Siddiqui

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Healthcare is something of a negative good. Why can't patients have their records on their phone or computer? Dr. Khan Siddiqui discusses his time at Microsoft HealthVault and some of the difficulties getting people to engage in their own health

Why Do We Have Medical Malpractice?

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Medical malpractice is an expensive proposition. Although the numbers are debated, defensive medicine adds billions to the total cost of care for all Americans. Presumably malpractice was implemented to make patients safer, but, at least in the eyes of the medical community, that is not always the outcome. Jeff Campbell, an experienced attorney in this area, discusses the space.

January 2017

Friend or Foe- Will Computers Replace or Assist Radiologists?

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Over the last century, factory workers have been displaced by automation and technology. Now computers threaten doctors and radiologists specifically. Eliot Siegel discusses whether computers are friend or foe for the future of physicians.

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