Thursday, November 1, 2012

 The Morning After and Five Days Before
Yonder see the morning blink;
The sun is up, and up must I,
To wash and dress and eat and drink
And look at things and talk and think
And work, and God knows why.
A.E. Housman (1859-1936), Last Poems

November 1, 2012 -  Here it is November 1,  and I am thinking.
One,   The Great Storm has come and gone, making me wonder about what Climate change had to do with it, if anything and what the Eastern United States  have done to deserve this.
Two,  I read where Obama expects to win because it expects to get 90% of the minority vote, and Romney may win because he expects to receive 90% of the evangelical vote.   It’s as simple as black, brown, and white. Indeed, “Election May Hinge on Latino Turnout.”  It may also hinge on seniors, who are turned off by Obamacare.
Three,   Letters to the editor in the WSJ “Electronic Medical Records and Meaningful Use Rules” indicate  that doctors writing in are split  on the value of electronic health records, and  meaningful use rules, one physician said, “It is an endless list of mostly meaningless requirements  that the EMR  must fulfill to qualify for a stipend which is only a fraction of the cost of implementation, and to avoid future penalties  imposed by the government.
Four,  I am thinking about the first  of my the little  books in my series,  The New Voice of Health Reform:  The Three Rs: Rhyme, Rhetoric, and Reality,   which I  pick up tomorrow.   I am thinking of title for the next 11 little books to follow.  This books have as their subject matter:  Clinical Innovation,   Electronic Records,  Malpractice and Tort Reform,   Reviews of Health Reform Books,  the Physician Foundation, Physician Surveys, Primary Care and Specialty Care,  Medicare and Medicaid,  Accountable Care Organizations, American Culture and Health Reform,   Patient Centered and Personal Care.
It’s been a full morning.  Top of the morning to you.
Tweet:  November promises to be a full month with recovery from Sandy,  the Presidential election and its aftermath,  and the reckoning on what further to do about health reform.

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