10 years ago my mother became a #quadriplegic after falling from a horse. Her journey was & is part of my inspiration for blogging. My mother, now 78, is still a quad. But she continues working as a Professor, both teaching undergraduates and making #art (www.sheilapitt.com). She’s had a couple of near death experiences (literally) […]
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[podcast] 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.
[podcast]Several years ago I started blogging, hoping to offer my perspective on some common healthcare problems. Although this platform has proven useful (and I will continue to blog), today I am launching Healthcare PittStop. This new endeavor is intended to be not a one-way vehicle but a forum for conversation, a place where I can stitch together the disparate pieces of my journey through healthcare while fielding views from other stakeholders in the field.
Several years ago both Microsoft and Google invested millions of dollars on a flawed assumption: If they built a useful and free healthcare application, people would flock to it. In both cases, the effort failed. At its peak Microsoft HealthVault was only able to enroll a few thousand—largely inactive—users. Google Health was discontinued after a […]
At times in my career as a neuroradiologist and clinical informaticist, you might say I’ve bordered on technophilia. Like Mikey, the little boy from the Life Cereal Commercials, I’d eat/try/use anything new, bright, or shiny. But I’m here to confess. I’ve come to realize that with the opportunities of innovation comes responsibility. Technology has a […]
It’s not only a hypochondriac who worries when a new headache, abdominal ache, or low back pain appears. Like many of us, you may immediately think it’s cancer until proven otherwise. Your doctor responds by ordering a CT scan or MRI. The report comes back, and there it is: a shadow, an abnormality in your […]