If congress can get 219 relatively intelligent legislators to vote for the health care bill, surely you can find a set of services for which some of your patients will pay cash. It may be for speed of service, or simply the kind of service that is more related to wellness and lifestyle, either way, [...]
It was C.S. Lewis who, in his unforgettable Screwtape Letters, wrote: “The greatest evil is not done now in those sordid ‘dens of crime’ that Dickens loved to paint. It is not even done in concentration camps and labor camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, [...]
As mentioned her before, Gerard van Hamel Platerink, Managing Director of Accuitive Medical Ventures, a venture capital firm in Palo Alto, said that they see the future of health care looking a great deal more like the 1950′s than the 1990′s. That is, that patients will increasingly pay out-of-pocket for higher deductibles in order to [...]
A good predictor of the future events will either tell you that something is likely to happen, or when something is likely to happen, but never both. We’ve heard a lot of nonsense in regard to non-sustainability, that is that some sort of un-named catastrophe will result if we don’t do something.
In the late [...]
There still appears to be hope for health care based upon an ongoing user pole regarding venture capital investment for 2010. It seems, at least from this non-scientific view, that optimism continues in supporting health care as an industry. Still, ask anyone seeking funding for medical devices, it’s not easy.