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Forum Post: For Profit Management is the Problem

Posted 10 months ago on Feb. 14, 2018, 9:47 a.m. EST by agkaiser (2240) from Fredericksburg, TX
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Conservative micro-management of electronic healthcare records software, in the service of increasing profits and catching Medicare cheats, is further crippling our broken [for profit] healthcare system.

"Bad Health IT is IT that is ill-suited to purpose, hard to use, unreliable, loses data or provides incorrect data, is difficult and/or prohibitively expensive to customize to the needs of different medical specialists and sub-specialists, causes cognitive overload, slows rather than facilitates users, lacks appropriate alerts, creates the need for hyper-vigilance (i.e., towards avoiding IT-related mishaps) that increases stress, is lacking in security, lacking in evidentiary soundness, compromises patient privacy or otherwise demonstrates suboptimal design and/or implementation."

http://cci.drexel.edu/faculty/ssilverstein/cases/

"The fact of the matter is that the EMR [electronic medical record] remains in the United States a tool for maximization of reimbursement and as such is not a technological destination but rather a technological dead end. The driver for proliferation of this ‘dead end’ is the government being willing to fund its expansion with their fervent hope that it will be their magic bullet for finding the cheats and cheaters of Medicare….

"The reality is the train has left, those of us addicted to patient care watch in dismayed horror as our productivity plunges and we struggle to restructure not our work-flows but our clinical thought processes to badly designed, logically flawed, and obscenely overpriced documentation tools that distract the expert clinician from a high quality clinical encounter...."

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2018/01/highly-experienced-physicians-leaving-medicine-due-to-electronic-medical-records.html

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[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2240) from Fredericksburg, TX 10 months ago

Capitalism has failed 90% or more [and growing] of the population. For profit FIRE sector, Medicine, Energy, mass communications and mass transportation are the most onerous aspects of the parasitic disease. The cancer of capitalism must be removed.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33688) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

Capitalism has failed 90% or more [and growing] of the population

That - is 1 way to look at it.

Another would be:

That Capitalism has kept the spirit of slavery alive in the West!

Wage slavery = employer's don't pay enough where an employee could save a little and move on to doing something better.

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2240) from Fredericksburg, TX 10 months ago

Capitalism has kept the spirit of slavery alive in the West!

That sounds like failure as a means of survival, ie an economy, to me. A system that works well for ten percent or less of the population isn't merely a failure. It's a disaster and a threat to the survival of even the parasites who operate the pyramid scam. Slavery will not end well for anyone.

[-] 1 points by grapes (5224) 9 months ago

"Moscow blames much of this on Chechen-based separatism, but others say lust for profit, combined with a gun culture, is the root cause."

Becoming zilth under MAZA ( the initiative of Mazza's ) the U.S.A. has a culture, too. Mazza wants some "Wall" built in the mostly no-man's land. Also sprach Zarathustra, "Let my people go." -- slowly, not to exceed adaptational limit of the people.

"Don't ever be the first to stop applauding" [@2:04 für Stehlensäugling] in Trumpanzia. You could get ten years in the big "apple orchard" ( i.e., Manzanar ).

Star "Peace": Strategic "Peace" Initiative. It's the original Greater American Dream!

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33688) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

A system that works well for ten percent or less of the population isn't merely a failure. It's a disaster and a threat to the survival of even the parasites who operate the pyramid scam. Slavery will not end well for anyone.

See? That is a sane observation. So how many mentally ill do we have in positions of influence and power that are forwarding the insanity?

There are better ways to do things which would leave no1 on the street dying of starvation and lack of health care.