The Intractable Debate over Guns

By SAURABH JHA, MD When Russian forces stormed the school held hostage by Chechen terrorists, over 300 people died. The Beslan school siege wasn’t the worst terrorist attack arithmetically – the fatalities were only a tenth of September 11th. What made the school...

Health in 2 point 00, Episode 2

Here’s the second episode of Health in 2 point 00, hosted by Jessica DaMassa. She asks me as many questions as I can answer in two minutes. Hope you enjoy it! And if you have questions please email them to us or leave them in the comments–Matthew Holt View Entire...

Impact of FHIR + SMART on FHIR

SPONSORED POST By HEALTH 2.0 The Future of Data Access in Health Care The advent of FHIR and SMART on FHIR has been a huge game changer in recent years. FHIR is radically changing the way we think about integration of innovative applications, making it faster, easier...

Health in 2 point 00, Episode 1

We are going to start some new content on THCB in the next few weeks including a lot more video hosted by Jessica DaMassa. And one weekly show will be her asking me as many questions as I can answer in two minutes. Here’s the first crack at it. Hope you enjoy...

The Doctor and the CFO

By SUHAS GONDI, MD When my classmates and I returned to Boston to continue our first year of medical school early last month, we returned to a very different type of course, called “Essentials of the Profession.” In it, we explored health policy, social medicine,...

The Skeptical Oncologist

By BISHAL GYAWALI, MD Why conduct post approval studies at all? Atezolizumab previously received accelerated approval in second-line metastatic or advanced urothelial cancer based on response rates from a single arm trial. The results of post approval confirmatory...

Sexism in Healthcare Reporting

By NIRAN AL-AGBA, MD NBC should consider re-branding as the “anti-woman” network.  Our culture needs to change so women feel valued and respected, comfortable and safe in the workplace, and are provided ample opportunities for leadership and growth.  NBC actions show...

Will Amazon Eat the Market?

By PAUL KECKLEY Last Tuesday, a trio of corporate heavy weights announced they were joining forces to fix the U.S. healthcare system. The CEOs of the three—Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Warren Buffet of Berkshire Hathaway, and Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan, vowed to create “an...