Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Hsieh Forbes Column: Health Care Vs. Liberty In Singapore

My latest Forbes column is now out: "Health Care Vs. Liberty In Singapore".

I discuss the trade-offs that Singapore residents must make when they accept government-run "universal health care" and "cost control". This is includes significant losses in liberty as well as accepting government rationing of medical services.

For more details, see the full text of "Health Care Vs. Liberty In Singapore".


Sunday, March 31, 2019

Hsieh Forbes Column: How Government Policies Created The Current Disaster Of Electronic Health Records

My latest Forbes column is now out: "How Government Policies Created The Current Disaster Of Electronic Health Records".

Some key take-home points include.

* The federal government played a major role of foisting EHRs on doctors.
* Many features of the EHRs were not driven by the needs of practicing physicians, but by bureaucrats and government officials not involved in direct patient care.
* Practicing physicians find these EHR systems burdensome.
* EHRs contribute significantly to physician burnout.
* The problems with EHRs are not inherent in the technology, but rather due to government policies. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Law Of The ER

Rada Jones, MD: "68 laws of the ER".

I, of course, liked:
64. Sage's First Advice: Skip the CT if the patient with abdominal pain is eating McDonald's.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Hsieh Forbes Column: "So You Got A Consumer DNA Test For Christmas -- Now What?"

My latest Forbes column is now out: "So You Got A Consumer DNA Test For Christmas -- Now What?"

I discuss some unintended consequences of direct-to-consumer DNA testing, as well as the growing use of publicly available genetic data bases for tracking people.


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Hsieh Forbes Column: "Could #MeToo Hurt Women's Health Care?"

Even good movements can create bad unintended consequences. My latest column in Forbes asks: "Could #MeToo Hurt Women's Health Care?"

I discuss recent research that fears of false accusations of sexual assault could prevent men from giving life-saving CPR to women in cardiac arrest.  


Monday, October 29, 2018

Hsieh Forbes Column: When Government-Backed 'Nudgers' Go Bad

My latest Forbes piece is now out: "When Government-Backed 'Nudgers' Go Bad".

I discuss how bad science and bad government policy may have affected the diets of millions of American school children.