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David Houle and Jonathan Fleece are co-authors of the book The New Health Age: The Future of Health Care in America. Three years ago they co-authored a provocative short blog post in KevinMD, predicting that by 2020 one-third of American hospitals would close. http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2012/03/onethird-hospitals-close-2020.html
They pointed to four factors for this:
First, America must bring down its crippling healthcare costs, and hospitals are one of the most expensive components of the system.
Second, statistically speaking hospitals are just about the most dangerous places to be in the United States. Three times as many people die every year due to medical errors in hospitals as die on our highways.
Third, hospital customer service is abysmal. Where else do you have to wait four hours for service?
Fourth, health care reform will make connectivity, electronic medical records, and transparency commonplace in health care, and customers will be able to do some comparison shopping for the first time.
We have invited them to speak with us about how we are doing along that path. Have hospitals taken notice and changed their ways? or are we still on a timeline toward closure of one-third of American hospitals? And if that is true, how will we receive our care in the new age?
David Houle is a futurist, advisor and speaker and Jonathan Fleece is a health care attorney, advisor, and speaker.
This show will be highlighted with an interview with KevinMD, arguably, who has the most influential blog/website in the medical blogosphere at KevinMD.com. He will be talking at the Texas Medical Association meeting on Jan 29, 2011. I'll also be talking about what's going to be happening to the Doctor Anonymous Show on BlogTalkRadio. Finally, I'll be giving a tip of the hat to a long time BTR show who will be finding a new home at the end of this month...
Tune in and hear Kevin Pho, MD discuss why social media is important in health care. Kevin received his medical degree and completed residency at Boston University School of Medicine and is a member of the 2010 class of New Hampshire’s 40 Under Forty, recognizing the state’s emerging leaders. He is board certified in internal medicine and practices primary care in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Dr. Kevin is a blogger, and participates on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn facilitates his own group. KevinMD.com is the web’s leading destination for provocative physician commentary on breaking medical news.
The Wall Street Journal calls KevinMD.com a “punchy, prolific blog that chronicles America’s often dysfunctional health care system through the prism of a primary care provider,” while others have noted that “a lively comment stream on one of Kevin Pho’s posts provides more insight on the day-to-day realities of health care than any piece of journalism can ever hope to impart.”
Forbes.com hailed KevinMD.com as a “must-read blog,” and CNN.com named @KevinMD as one of its five recommended health care Twitter feeds.
Voted the best medical blog of 2008, KevinMD.com is the web’s most influential health care social platform, with over 47,000 RSS subscribers and 40,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter.
Michael Zhuang is founder and principal of MZ Capital, a fee-only registered investment advisor firm located in the Greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area.
Michael earned dual Master Degrees in Mathematics and Quantitative Finance from Carnegie Mellon University. He was also a PhD candidate for Financial Economics. After completing all training and exams, he decided his true calling is not in academia. The PhD training taught him how to think rigorously and research thoroughly.
From 1999 to 2000, Michael worked as a financial engineer for Societe Generale, the biggest French banking group.
From 2000 to 2003, Michael was hired by PG&E National Energy Group to launch their weather derivatives trading business. Within 2 years, he became one of the top 3 traders in the field. Nevertheless, he saw first hand the crooked ways of the financial industry where everything goes to make a buck. That experience motivated him to launch MZ Capital.
Michael is active in the community. He twice sponsored Melodic Impact, a musical fundraiser for kids with cancer. He volunteered as an instructor for Toastmasters International's Youth Leadership Program. He was on the board of Special Love, Inc., a non-profit devoted to kids suffering from cancer. Recently, he also completed Leadership Montgomery.
Michael's investment approach is based on the Nobel Prize winning research of Eugene Fama. He is also deeply influenced by three people: Warren Buffet on value-orientation and patience, David Swensen on multi-asset-class investing and decision framework, and John Bogle on minimization of costs for clients and stewardship of clients' money.
Michael is a regular contributor to Morningstar and Physicians Practice. He also blogs at The Investment Scientist and KevinMD
Rise Of The Patient Talk Show continues this year, 2013!
We are entering the segment: Socializing Health care and informaiton
In this episode I interview Dr. Kevin Pho!
Dr. Kevin Pho is a board-certified internal medicine physician and founder of KevinMD.com, which Forbes called a “must-read health blog.” Klout named him the web’s top social media influencer in health care and medicine, and CNN named @KevinMD one of its five recommended Twitter health feeds.
He is also co-author of the book, “Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices.”
Transforming his social media presence into a mainstream media voice, he has been interviewed on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, and his commentary regularly appears in USA Today, where he is a member of their editorial Board of Contributors, as well as CNN and the New York Times.
Social Media is not coming to healthcare, it's already here. Social Media is changing healthcare conversations and will be integral in driving innovation in 2013. Dr. Kevin Pho is highly recognized as an early adopter to social media, trusted influencer and convener of thought leadership in the healthcare industry. Please join me and Symplur co-founder, Tom Lee as we inteview Dr. Kevin on the many shades of social media in healthcare. Dr. Kevin is cited by major media, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times,Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, FoxNews.com, British Medical Journal, SmartMoney Magazine, Detroit Free Press, Forbes.com, NPR, CNN.com,Newsweek, TIME.com, Chicago Sun-Times, Boston Globe, Indianapolis Star, AOL News, and American Medical News. Join us as we put Dr. Kevin in the hotseat!