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.

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.

November 2017

The Changing Role of Physicians- Chic Older & 30 yrs at AZ Med Assoc

Chic Older has lead the Arizona Medical Association for the past 30 years. During that period, physicians have moved from self employed to employed. This has lead to a declining visibility in physician leadership as well as declining engagement in medical associations throughout the US. It is unclear who will fill the void in these times of change.

October 2017

Is Bigger Better for American Imaging?- Dr. Jay Bronner, RadPartners

Merger and acquisitions are becoming common place in healthcare. Dr. Jay Bronner, Chief Medical Officer and President of RadPartners, discusses the future of medical imaging- some of the advantages and some of the concerns related to large mega-groups in radiology.

September 2017

Death Panels vs Irrational Rationing- You Choose

Rather than than a war of partisan sound bites the time has come for Americans to decide how much healthcare we're willing to give to our neighbor.

“We have plenty of physicians- we just have to stop asking them to do silly things” Rick Vaughn- Chief Medical Officer of SSM

Dr. Rick Vaugh did his residency with a paper chart, but now oversees the digital transformation for SSM, a large midwestern healthcare system. Although this conversion hasn't been easy, he sees opportunities for patients and providers to get back to more human-human interaction. He discusses the past, present and future of health tech.

August 2017

Krista Drobac-Legislative Efforts to Reduce Healthcare Costs via Telehealth

{podcast} Telehealth has faced an uphill battle for reimburse. Improved access is viewed as a risk for overuse by Medicare. Krista Drobac discusses the legislative efforts to improve reimburse, and ultimately care.

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