Moral: Errors one must selectively delete to avoid political white heat.
Moral: If ObamaCare helps Republicans, Ipso Facto, it hurts Democrats.
I am thinking about Trump being labeled as a Populist Moderate. Populism is defined is a political outlook or deposition that that appeals to the interests and perceptions (such as hopes and fears) of the general population, especially when considering any push against the previous status quo of any predominate political sector, and a populist is someone who is a member or advocate of a political movement seeking to represent the interests of ordinary people.
Moral: Political correctness is a Democratic ploy to show Republican are intellectual schoolboys.
Andy Slavitt, head of CMS, beleives that the measurement craze has been a disaster. He summarized the lousy results to date of the measurement craze. He said doctors feel all the data entry “took time away from patients and provided nothing or little back in return. Physicians are baffled by what feels like the ‘physician data paradox,’” he said. “They are overloaded on data entry and yet rampantly under-informed.”But the rest of Slavitt’s statement reveals he has no idea how to solve the “data paradox.” He asserted that “technology that works for doctors and patients” is the solution.
“I have no idea what this means and Slavitt did not indicate that he has a clue either. What I’m sure of is that “technology” is not the solution to the “data paradox.’
“The “data paradox” as Slavitt described it is not fixable with changes in “technology.” It’s the mindset of people like Slavitt that has to change. The “data paradox” will be fixed only when Andy Slavitt and other proponents of the measurement craze terminate the craze or, at minimum, drastically reduce measurement activities. That in turn will require that Slavitt et al. concede that they have vastly oversold what measurement and “data feedback” can accomplish and have vastly underestimated the cost of chronic measurement.
There is no “data paradox.” Physician hostility to being turned into data entry clerks so they can receive mountains of data back from CMS and other insurers can be explained very simply: The data they get back is either worthless or at best useful for generating hypotheses that physicians have neither the time, money nor training to prove or disprove. The data is not, as CMS likes to say, “actionable” by the physicians who receive it. “
Moral: EHR health measurements do not work, they reduce a doctor to a data entry clerk.
6) More ObamaCare Bumps in Road
I might compose a blog om 3 ObamaCare developments; One) the Supreme Court has returned the Religious Mandate forcing Nuns to pay for contraceptives for employees has been returned to the lower court, and both sides are declaring victory.; two, the Court has yet to rule if ObamaCare subsidies on health exchanges are constitutional; and three, some health insurers will no longer provide insurance in 650 of America’s mostly rural counties, leaving citizens in those counties with only one and may be no health plans. ObamaCare continues to be bumpy road with lots of potholes and a potential electoral sinkhole.
Moral: ObamaCare creates multiple bumps in the road, which develop into giant sinkholes.