Spinning our wheels

Spinning our wheels

28 SEPTEMBER, 2017 Poor Return On Investment Excessive hype A broken funding system ‘Digital health tech is dead’ announced Rob Coppedge, CEO of Echo Health Ventures in a post on the 6th September 2017. Rob has more than 20 years of experience in health...
Blown budgets versus cooperative reform

Blown budgets versus cooperative reform

16 OCTOBER, 2016 Multinationals Blown health budgets Co operative for startups According to this weekends UK Guardian, Teresa May, Prime Minister of Britain, has said she will not filling the NHS’s 22 billion budget hole. Instead of caving in to demands, the PM has...
Who owns the health budget?

Who owns the health budget?

Whose money is it anyway?   Several articles passed through my in-box this week. Both of them reminded me of daily life as a nurse. Both raise the issues of billions of health dollars wasted every year while powerful health unions fight health reform. First. A story...
Private dissatisfaction

Private dissatisfaction

The ‘Harley street specialist’ model of medicine does not belong in the 21st century   A new survey released today has found only half of people with private health insurance are clear about what their policy covers. Only one in four finds it easy to...
Taking a stand at the end

Taking a stand at the end

In the end, dignity is the most important thing   A recent Canadian survey showed that one-third of elderly, gravely ill hospital patients are tagged to receive Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, even though they had stated they did not want this aggressive and painful...