The Pre-Vaccine Era

ESTIMATED ANNUAL MORBIDITY IN THE USA

By staff reporters

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BEWARE – Medical Business and other Scammers

2021 Annual [Faux] Registration Letter

By Staff reporters

Below is a copy of a letter that some colleagues and clients have been receiving and asking us about.

This letter is not from a government agency and is not real. See the sections highlighted in yellow.

Please do not pay anything to this company. Thanks!

We recently received this notice.

It is untrue.

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How Stock Markets Operate?

Markets 101: How to Read Stock Indexes and Securities

By Alex Hickey of Morning Brew

Everything you need to know about the 3 top U.S. equities indexes plus gold, oil, and Treasury notes

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LINK:

https://www.morningbrew.com/daily/stories/2020/10/19/markets-101-read-stock-indexes-securities?utm_source=morning_brew

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Comprehensive Financial Planning Strategies for Doctors and Advisors: Best Practices from Leading Consultants and Certified Medical Planners™

 

Attention Texas Dental Patients

Attention Texas Dental Patients

[You should read this]

Darrell K. Pruitt DDS
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At a uniquely critical time in history, as dentists strive to keep their patients out of emergency rooms, pharmacists here in Fort Worth are telling dentists that the Texas State Board of Pharmacy has outlawed paper prescriptions – even for antibiotics.
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According to three local pharmacists, on January 1, 2021 many dentists – including myself – will no longer be allowed to prescribe medications without digital records, no matter the urgency. As a dentist, I neither need nor want digital records, and as a patient, you shouldn’t either. Let me show you third-party nonsense which does NOTHING to improve patient care.
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According to Protenus Breach Barometer, between April and June of 2017, 142 healthcare data breaches were reported, impacting 3.14 million records. 23 of the incidents involved paper, affecting 158,711 records. 158,711 divided by 3,140,000 = 5%.
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This means that if your dentist put your identifying information on a computer, you had a 95% greater chance of medical identity theft than if your paper records were stored in a metal filing cabinet. In the last three years, the breaches have only worsened, cyber-crime is growing stronger every day, and most importantly, there are no solutions on the horizon. I ask you, why should any healthcare provider be forced by the state to knowingly risk Texans’ welfare?
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Electronic dental records – both cloud-based and premises-based – are not only increasingly more expensive and increasingly more dangerous than paper for both dentists and patients, but they offer patients NO TANGIBLE BENEFITS over paper.
Just ask anyone.
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But there’s more. Electronic dental records (which do nothing to improve care) also require far more training and specialized expertise than the working knowledge of alphabetical order required for filing charts in their correct place. Dental EHRs are first and foremost billing tools which not only shift the high cost of data entry from insurers back to dentists (read “patients”), but enable the really clever CEOs to control treatment decisions by employing strategic complexities for payment. All that digital offers dentists is convenience – expensive, dangerous convenience.
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If Texans knew the truth, many would naturally prefer paper dental records. The business of dentistry is simply not so complicated that it requires computerization. After all, a dentist bills for treatments involving only the lower 1/3 of the face, and because dentistry involves intricate handwork, dentists can only safely treat a dozen or so patients a day – compared to 40 or more for physicians.
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Very large, successful dental practices have thrived without computers for decades, while their patients enjoy the gold standard of security: Loud, heavy and cumbersome sheet metal filing cabinets.
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Assessment
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Let’s face it. Electronic dental records will never protect patients from identity theft as well as paper. CVS, Walgreens and Albertson’s as examples, simply don’t care.  Surprised?
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VACCINE COMPARISON: Pfizer-BioNet V. Moderna

Comparison with Commonalities

By Staff reporters

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The CORONA PANDEMIC 2020 – 2021

Defense versus Offense

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What is a “Value”Stock?

Looking for Bargains in 2021?

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What is Anscombe’s Quartet?

The Need for Data Visualization

Courtesy: www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.org

Anscombe’s Quartet comprises four data sets that have nearly identical simple descriptive statistics, yet have very different distributions and appear very different when graphed. Each dataset consists of eleven (x,y) points.

LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Health-Information-Technology-Security/dp/0826149952/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254413315&sr=1-5

They were constructed in 1973 by the statistician Francis Anscombe to demonstrate both the importance of graphing data before analyzing it and the effect of outliers and other influential observations on statistical properties. He described the article as being intended to counter the impression among statisticians that “numerical calculations are exact, but graphs are rough.”

So, always plot that data!

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PODCAST: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Anscombe%e2%80%99s+Quartet%3a+&&view=detail&mid=68A62E7AB26B2B6EE69668A62E7AB26B2B6EE696&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DAnscombe%25e2%2580%2599s%2BQuartet%253a%2B%26FORM%3DHDRSC3

Assessment: Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.

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BUSINESS TEXTS FOR PHYSICIAN-EXECUTIVES AND MEDICAL CXOs

1 – https://lnkd.in/eEf-xEH

2 – https://lnkd.in/e2ZmewQ

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The Pandemic and Long Term Care Facilities

COVID-19 and Long Term Care Facilities

By http://www.MCOL.com

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COVID-19 Vaccine?

WHAT’S IN IT – AND WHY?

By Un-Biased Science

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Historic Physician Reimbursement Trends

Not Inflation Protected

By Federal Register

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Addressing Social Isolation During the Pandemic

Addressing Loneliness & Social Isolation During the Pandemic

By NIHCM.org

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https://nihcm.org/publications/addressing-loneliness-social-isolation-during-the-pandemic?utm_source=NIHCM+Foundation&utm_campaign=a03fb2164b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_12_03_03_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6f88de9846-a03fb2164b-167744768

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COVID-19’s Impact on Mental Health and Workplace Well-being

Pandemic Mental Health

By NIHCM

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https://nihcm.org/publications/covid-19s-impact-on-mental-health-and-workplace-well-being?utm_source=NIHCM+Foundation&utm_campaign=a03fb2164b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_12_03_03_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6f88de9846-a03fb2164b-167744768

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Is there Hope for Digital Health in 2021?

The Future of Digital Health

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Why There’s Hope In 2021

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Health Economics and Finance

THE BUSINESS OF MEDICAL PRACTICE AND HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT

BUSINESS, FINANCE, INVESTING AND INSURANCE TEXTS FOR DOCTORS:
1 – https://lnkd.in/ebWtzGg
2 – https://lnkd.in/ezkQMfR
3 – https://lnkd.in/ewJPTJs

HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT & BUSINESS TEXTS FOR PHYSICIANS AND CXOs:

1 – https://lnkd.in/eEf-xEH 2 – https://lnkd.in/e2ZmewQ

“DICTIONARY OF TERMS FOR THE BUSINESS OF MEDICINE”
DHEF: https://lnkd.in/dqdbWM9
DHIMC: https://lnkd.in/e9AmEhd
DHITS: https://lnkd.in/eWx3WjZ
MORE: https://lnkd.in/eVGcji5

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Systemic Racism & Health Care, COVID & Treatment

COVID-19 [NIHCM]

By staff reporters

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https://nihcm.org/publications/systemic-racism-health-care-covid-treatment?utm_source=NIHCM+Foundation&utm_campaign=c7ef174251-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_12_02_02_53&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6f88de9846-c7ef174251-167744768

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The “Cytokine” Storm [hypercytokinemia]?

Hypercytokinemia and Covid-19

By staff reporters

A cytokine storm, also called hypercytokinemia, is a physiological reaction in humans and other animals in which the innate immune system causes an uncontrolled and excessive release of pro-inflammatory signaling molecules called cytokines.

Normally, cytokines are part of the body’s immune response to infection, but their sudden release in large quantities can cause multisystem organ failure and death.

Cytokine storms can be caused by a number of infectious and non-infectious etiologies, especially viral respiratory infections such as H5N1 influenza, SARS-CoV-1, and SARS-CoV-2. Other causative agents include the Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, and group A streptococcus, and non-infectious conditions such as graft-versus-host disease.

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MY R&D GOALS FOR 2021

Research Statement

Health Economics, Finance, Policy, Management and Administration

Covid-19 Test Accuracy?

UPDATE

By staff reporters

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What Up – the PPI?

EXACTLY WHAT IS THE PRODUCER PRICE INDEX [PPI]?
Courtesy: https://lnkd.in/eBf-4vY
ECONOMICS INFORMATION FOR PHYSICIAN COLLEAGUES
Web: https://lnkd.in/eVGcji5

DEFINITION: The PPI is a group of indexes that measure the change, over time, in the prices received by domestic producers of goods and services. It measures price changes from the perspective of the seller rather than the consumer, as with the CPI. The CPI would include imported goods, while the PPI is relevant to U.S. producers, and therefore would not include imports.

The PPI measures over 10,000 products and services. It reports the price changes prior to the retail level. This information is useful to the government in formulating fiscal and monetary policies. The data gathered from the PPI is often used in escalating purchase and sales contracts. That is the dollar amount to be paid at some time in the future.

NOTE: Long-term managed medical care contracts of the future will seek escalation clauses for increases in prices.
DHEF: https://lnkd.in/dqdbWM9

BUSINESS, FINANCE, INVESTING AND INSURANCE TEXTS FOR DOCTORS:
1 – https://lnkd.in/ebWtzGg
2 – https://lnkd.in/ezkQMfR
3 – https://lnkd.in/ewJPTJs
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Value Based Insurance Design?

VBID – Epic Fail

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