According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the aggregate median salary for every healthcare provider totals $966,992,011,000. The ~1 million physicians get paid $262,332,755,000. That’s $262.3 Billion out of a total $3.6 Trillion spent on healthcare in 2019. Physicians get paid 7.3% of the total amount spent on healthcare. Here are more breakdowns: You can…Continue readingPhysicians are paid 7.3% of our total National Health Expenditure
That graph hurts to look at. American’s spend 2x more than any other country for healthcare, yet our outcomes aren’t 2x better. We actually die 5 years sooner than our peer nations. Why is the United States so far off track compared to other countries? There are many problems stemming from one root cause: How we pay for healthcare…Continue readingHow did healthcare get off track?
The Long Game with Mehdi Yacoubi is currently my favorite newsletter & podcast. I highly recommend following Mehdi for his forward-thinking on longevity and civilization. I had the pleasure to join his podcast recently. Please enjoy our conversation! 💬 Topics we discuss The problems of the US healthcare system The Price We Pay, by Mary…Continue reading#10: Brennen Hodge on the US Healthcare System and How to Fix it
It’s time we drop the “E” in EMR (Electronic Medical Record). Then let’s drop the “Medical Record” part. Now we can start over and build something better. Let’s rethink what we’re trying to accomplish with software in healthcare. Our objectives should be: Keeping people healthy by predicting & preventing illness Providing the best diagnosis & treatment possible…Continue readingThe Health Operating System
Many people have wondered what exactly Citizen Health is and what we’re doing. On one level, we’re a technology company developing software to help healthcare become more efficient & affordable. On a higher level, we’re a group of people concerned about the future of healthcare. Not only for us, but for the next generation. When…Continue readingWhat is Citizen Health?
“The ability to destroy your ideas rapidly instead of slowly when the occasion is right is one of the most valuable things. You have to work hard on it. Ask yourself what are the arguments on the other side. It’s bad to have an opinion you’re proud of if you can’t state the arguments for…Continue readingHow are you wrong?
What is your ONE thing? This ONE thing is something, that if done, can make everything else easier or unnecessary. This ONE thing is the root problem from which all other problems originate. Fix your ONE thing to fix the overall system. The ONE root problem in American healthcare is how we pay. We give…Continue readingWhat is your ONE thing?
You need a villain. Something that makes your life painful. Something you can point to and say, “You’re the cause for all my problems.” Once identified, you plot to kill. Defeat him to become the hero of your story. We all need a villain.Continue readingWe all need a villain
I once killed a man. Then I killed him again and again and again. I tend to leave him alongside the Trace when I run. This man is the weak me. The one that says, “It’s okay to stop, you’ve done enough.” This man is easy to listen to. His words are soothing to people…Continue readingI once killed a man
The graphic you see is a storyboard drawn in real-time as I was giving my talk. Wow. The artist made me sound smart!! The talk I gave was about “Healthcare in 2028.” The recording quality is terrible, but I had a whole lot of fun at this conference. I met up with numerous people I’ve…Continue reading2018 Society for Participatory Medicine Conference