Data Democracy! ‘Dr. Google’ (2023) Vs. ‘Every Man His Own Physician’ (1767)

BY MICHAEL MILLENSON In 1767, as American colonists’ protestations against “taxation without representation” intensified, a Boston publisher reprinted a book by a British doctor seemingly tailor-made for the growing spirit of independence.Continue reading…

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Data Democracy! ‘Dr. Google’ (2023) Vs. ‘Every Man His Own Physician’ (1767)

“Every Man His Own Physician,” by Dr. John Theobald, bore an impressive subtitle: ” Being a complete collection of efficacious and approved remedies for every disease”

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THCB Gang Episode 127, Thursday June 22

Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) on #THCBGang on Thursday June 29 at 1PM PT 4PM ET are futurist Jeff Goldsmith: medical historian Mike Magee (@drmikemagee); patient safety expert and all around wit Michael MillensonContinue reading…

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Medicare’s “Value” Pay Doesn’t Sync With What Patients Value: Study

Medicare’s value-based payments to hospitals don’t reflect what its beneficiaries value most, which is clinical outcomes.

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THCB Gang Episode 126, Thursday June 15

Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) on #THCBGang on Thursday June 15 were double trouble futurists Jeff Goldsmith and Ian Morrison (@seccurve); patient safety expert and all around wit Michael Millenson (@mlmillenson); Suntra ModernContinue reading…

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New Study On Preemie Care Shows Why I’m Lucky To Be Alive – And The Importance Of Evidence

This study of the impact of “kangaroo mother care” on premature babies could save countless children’s lives.

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Eschewing Ideology, A Health Policy Group Celebrates Storytelling That Sparks Change

The National Institute for Health Care Management annual awards aim to spotlight important research combined with great storytelling.

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Asking Bard And ChatGPT To Find The Best Medical Care, I Got Truth And Truthiness

BY MICHAEL MILLENSON If you ask ChatGPT how many procedures a certain surgeon does or a specific hospital’s infection rate, the OpenAI and Microsoft chatbot inevitably replies with some version of, “IContinue reading…

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Asking Bard And ChatGPT To Find The Best Medical Care, I Got Truth And Truthiness

Ask ChatGPT about a surgeon or hospital’s care and it declines to give details. But Google’s Bard will even recommend a “consultation” with particular clinicians.

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HIMSS Takeaways: Size Doesn’t (Always) Count, Johnny Appleseed and MomGPT

By MICHAEL L. MILLENSON Live and in-person once again, HIMSS 2023 attracted more than 30,000 attendees to the exhibit halls and meeting rooms of Chicago’s sprawling McCormick Place. Although no one personContinue reading…

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