Curious observers have been asking me why someone at the University of Illinois would knowingly aid and abet an effort to use the University’s reputation to support the commercial objectives of a private firm.
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Regular readers know that I tend to operate in a no-blame mode, i.e., be hard on the problem and soft on the people. But when someone has violated the public trust in an institution to support the commercial goals of a private company, they have shown such poor judgment that consideration must be given to terminating their employment.
A Washington, DC colleague reported to me this week that spending on lobbying in the nation’s capital has declined considerably. Why?
Harkening back to the mid-1990s, they noted that today’s environment in health care is remarkably similar: a rush to mergers and acquisitions; financial pressures on hospitals; and big changes in the relationships between doctors and hospitals.
I’d like to make a number of subtle and not-so-subtle points today, and I hope you’ll stick with me.
A friend called to ask for help on an issue related to her pregnancy. Do you know anyone who might be able to provide advice?
As I head off into a blogging break through New Year’s Day, I pass along this view by Dr. Brené Brown of the difference between empathy and sympathy, a distinction that those of us in the health care world would be wise to understand. “Empathy fuels connection. Sympathy drives disconnection.”
This is why I implore the medical profession to move to the idea of patient-driven care.
The New York Professional Nurses Union has an interesting history. Among other things, it accomplished something unusual, decertifying the SEIU, which had previously represented its members.