Saturday, March 2, 2024

MedCity Information Launches Debunked, A Display The place We Slaughter Myths, Unhealthy Practices and Sacred Cows in Healthcare


Over time, I’ve skilled many stuff as a healthcare shopper that experience made me wish to rip my hair out (or set free a visceral scream). As a journalist, too, many a time I’ve engaged in pissed off head-shaking.

And but once I go searching at the type of remark there’s available in the market about our healthcare business — as opposed to astute items of reporting from time to time about some injustice right here or there — it’s in large part self-congratulatory.

“We’re essentially the most cutting edge technology in healthcare bringing about progressive adjustments.” (good enough no person mentioned that)

I’m simplifying right here, however you get the gist  — it’s numerous glad communicate.

In reality, my spouse in crime, MedCity Information’ writer, Ken Sir Bernard Law, felt this so deeply that overdue ultimate yr he inspired me to do an ongoing collection that will give you the essential dose of skepticism in a global rife with fawning over the following innovation and gargantuan fundraises.

Ken introduced Samir Batra into my sphere in December. Batra, founder and managing spouse of HIP (Well being Innovation Pitch) used to be similarly do away with via the unending parade of podcasts highlighting innovation available in the market. After I came upon that he lived 6 mins clear of my house within the Bay Space, there used to be no explanation why to not do a display within the flesh sans Zoom. (no longer knocking Zoom, we might use it but.)

Thus Debunked: Slaughtering Myths, Unhealthy Practices and Sacred Cows in Healthcare used to be born.

What are we going to offer our audience that they aren’t getting anyplace else? Right here’s Batra’s resolution to that at the display:

“Neatly, everyone else has numerous fluff. It’s excellent to have a good time successes and milestones and raises and all that stuff, however there’s no arduous questions. There’s no ying to the yang. It’s simply all about, oh, yay. Excellent activity, nice activity. You raised debt. If you happen to truly take into consideration it, whilst you carry capital, nice activity. You simply added extra debt in your desk. What are you going to do with it? What’s type of the great and the dangerous about it? So I believe I wish to break out from the fluff. I’m bored with the fluff. Perhaps there’s others which can be bored with the fluff, so let’s deliver them nonfluff. How about that?”

That is our inaugural episode and we are hoping to put up a display per thirty days. On this episode we speak about: shameful billing practices associated with my foot harm, FDA permitting Florida to import medication from Canada and drug pricing total, our stories at J.P. Morgan and naturally the inside track out of Normal Catalyst that it’s purchasing Summa Well being, a nonprofit well being gadget in Ohio.

Firms and folks named within the display are (so as of look): Golden State Orthopedics & Backbone, Dr. Nicholas Abidi, Past Prosthetics, J.P. Morgan, Normal Catalyst, Summa Well being, Hemant Taneja, Marc Harrison, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway.

Please write to us at with details about dangerous practices we must learn about, attention-grabbing information and scoops, whether or not you really liked (or disliked) our display and why. We might recognize any comments that may assist us in this adventure to constructively criticize — albeit with an irreverent tone — the healthcare business. The objective isn’t gotta journalism however eye-opening conversations that may optimistically encourage/disgrace folks to make adjustments with a objective of constructing healthcare paintings higher for folks.

And now — in complete wannabe influencer mode — I can request every of you to subscribe to our YouTube channel, hit the “like” button and proportion the channel and the video under with others who may revel in it.


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