Watson & Siri...or HAL?

In the 1968 science fiction thriller 2001: A Space Odyssey, written by writer Arthur C. Clark and the film directed by Stanley Kubrick, the computer named HAL 9000 was touted as being incapable of error...

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False Dichotomies of Health Care - Part 1

A major flaw of the human mind is that it tends towards dichotomization - perceiving everything as two-sided: black vs white, hot vs cold, good vs evil, right vs wrong. The undesirable consequence is that we misperceive reality, which is...

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Go Outside and Play!


"Go Outside and Play"!

Those 4 words were often the instructions I got when I was young. And, apparently, I was not the only one who was told to come inside when the street lights came on. Or so I learned from Bill Sells and Tom...

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Geoffrey Moore & Rusty

Health Care Reform and Activating the Population

When there are lots of ways to do something, it’s a good bet that none of them work. Everyone uses a technique or tool if it really is superior. So with the internet, bookstore shelves and junk mail bins filled by peddlers selling motivation......

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Demand a Wellness Visit with Your PCP

Geoffrey E Moore, MD

Health Care Hopes for 2015

As 2015 opens, here are some thoughts on 5 challenges facing us in health care.

1) Adding Fuel to the Health Fire
America’s health care system provides the worst value in the developed world — we pay lots more and...

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On the Veranda of the Medical Home

In prior blogs, I’ve written about the need for our heatlh care system to tear down the silos. One area of this is the use of health risk and...

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ROI on Annual Wellness Visits: Have Your Cake and Eat it Too?

ROI from worksite wellness programs is difficult to measure, is generally positive, and varies widely by type of program. Most authorities quote a range of saving $3.50 - $5.00 for each dollar spent. A great buy, but employers tend to follow the...

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Evidence-Based Medicine and the Individualization of Care

When I was in training, I was often advised to individualize care. This admonition was troubling, because it was inevitably the last comment and there were almost never any details on exactly how to...

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Of Apple Watches and Dreams

This week, Apple announced their forthcoming watch. I'm skeptical that this new wearable tool will be the 'next big thing' in health, in part because of the pricetag - $349 and a new iPhone 6 (a minimum of another $200 and a 2-year...

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