Monthly Archives: September 2009

Nation’s Chief Technology Officer: Telemedicine Key to Healthcare Reform

I get a lot of electronic newsletters and emails that go right into the virtual trash, but today’s Communications Daily (Volume 29, Number 178) had a headline that made me literally jump for joy: “TELEMEDICINE KEY to meeting president’s goals … Read more >

A Moratorium on Waiting Rooms, Parking Lots, and Hospitals?

I’ve had lightning strike me twice. Okay, metaphorically speaking.   The first time was about 15 years ago in Utah when I was invited to be the “patient representative” on a hospital committee who had won a huge grant from … Read more >

Dmitry Laryushin

Dmitry Laryushin is a senior software engineer for Intel Corporation based in Russia. Dmitry’s current charter is to achieve optimal regulatory conditions and smooth market entry for Intel’s products by working with government agencies, standards bodies and fellow travelers. He … Read more >

Brussels calling: tackling societal problems with technology

In the midst of the vacation season, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the future Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy for the European Union. The intent is to gather broad input, so the next Information Society Commissioner … Read more >

September 11th Perspectives on Fear and Healthcare Reform

My fingers are disintegrating as I type, as if the words leaving me are taking me with them. Oh. It’s just dry skin. My hands are raw, dry, almost bloody. With the threat of H1N1 all around (there are signs … Read more >


The ongoing health care debate has delayed the anticipated consideration of climate change cap-and-trade legislation in the Senate. To re-set for those of you who haven’t paid attention in awhile, the House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and … Read more >

Things I’d Love To Hear From the President’s Healthcare Speech

I just got back from a brisk walk (after yesterday’s blog, I at least tried to exhibit some Personal Social Responsibility by getting some exercise!) by the Capitol, the White House, and the National Mall all lit up at night. … Read more >

Ending the Era of Entitlement Part 1: Patients

This Labor Day, I am on a plane headed back to Washington, D.C., either a glutton for punishment or an eternal optimist about healthcare reform. It’s another week of 40 or 50 meetings on Capitol Hill to try to be … Read more >

Healthcare Reform Should Launch Our Next Global “Space Race”

I wasn’t even born until 11 years afterwards, but I grew up fully aware of the launch of Sputnik I in 1957, the dog “Laika” sent up by the USSR the next year, and the whole “space race” between the … Read more >