Three years ago, at my class’s white coat ceremony during the first week of medical school, the photographer told us to smile and yell “Tuition-free!” rather than “Cheese!” We were horrified: The notion of tuition-free medical school—admittedly something that had been circulating in the pre-orientation rumor mill—seemed imaginative at best, delusional at worst, and thoroughly inconsiderate on … Continue reading NYU Medical School Students Will Get Free Tuition
It might be the influence of millennials, the rise of online culture or more accessibility to information, but recent trends show that an increasing number of people are becoming more health conscious. Fast food restaurants have added healthier meals to their menus, some insurance companies offer rewards to their clients who are active and there … Continue reading Gene testing puts your health back into your hands
In September 2016, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi asked me to investigate the deaths of, at that time, 36 mental health patients as part of the Life Esidimeni tragedy. The deaths came after the Gauteng health department removed about 1 700 long-term psychiatric patients from state-sponsored care at Life Esidimeni facilities in 2016 and placed them into the custody of mostly unlicensed … Continue reading This man blew the lid off the #LifeEsidimeni tragedy. Read what it taught him.
A group of large tech companies including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, and Oracle recently stated their commitment to advancing healthcare interoperability and health data exchange through artificial intelligence (AI) and the cloud. The joint statement coincided with the CMS Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference in Washington, DC. Blue Button 2.0 is a CMS initiative intended … Continue reading Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants seek to advance healthcare interoperability and health data exchange
Solidarity Research Institute has highlighted 12 of the biggest lingering concerns around the planned National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, pointing out some seemingly insurmountable challenges that are yet to be addressed in any capacity by the government.....more
Tom Lee: This is Tom Lee from NEJM Catalyst, and we’re talking today with Griffin Myers, who is the Chief Medical Officer for Oak Street Health, an interesting start-up company that is doing great work and that has appeared in NEJM Catalyst multiple times. We’re going to be talking with Griffin about his work, that of his … Continue reading Rebuilding Health Care as It Should Be: Personal, Equitable, and Accountable
A naive leader might think that they know best. They might think that they have all the right answers, and that everyone should just follow what they say. I know, because when I first was in a leadership position that’s how I thought. But that is so wrong. And it’s wrong for one simple reason that I … Continue reading Great Leadership is about Influence not Authority