• Compassion instead of technology will improve healthcare

    Compassion instead of technology will improve healthcare

    Being healthier and improving the success of treatment is much more (and perhaps much simpler) than  applying the latest medical device technology, tablets, smartphones, video conferencing and social media .  Everyone has alternatives. We are predisposed to select alternatives based on the similarity of our friends and colleagues to ourselves. It used to be called

  • Crime or Care: The Limit of Coercion

    Crime or Care: The Limit of Coercion

    Dr. Jan Bruckner wonders if health care professionals should coerce people out of harm’s way and urge them to be good citizens and productive members of society? What is the limit of good health care and who should make that decision? For the uninitiated, Strawberry Mansion might invoke an image of a magic castle, an

  • Collaborative care with social media

    Collaborative care with social media

    Social media in the  setting  of a private social network for healthcare is a huge opportunity for improving the collaboration between doctors, patients and pharmaceutical companies.  Pharmas don’t do social media but they are world champs in sales and marketing; if you look at the balance sheet of one of the top 10 innovative pharmas,