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12 03, 2022

Privatizing Healthcare Comes To The Editorial Page- Really ! Raymond Rupert health system disruptor.

2022-03-12T11:15:22-05:00March 12, 2022|Tags: , , , |

What does it mean when the issue of privatizing healthcare comes to the editorial page. It is obvious that this is the next step in rebuilding our healthcare system. Everyone agrees that healthcare is broken.  Everyone agrees that healthcare is broken. Everyone knows that adding a few more beds won't ...

30 01, 2022

Natural Immunity After COVID Is A Powerful Thing: We Should Respect The Lasting Protection That Follows: Raymond Rupert healthcare consultant & patient advocate

2022-01-30T21:10:09-05:00January 30, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

from the Wall Street Journal by Dr. Makary is a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and author of “The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care and How to Fix It.” Public-health officials ruined many lives by insisting that workers with natural immunity to Covid-19 be ...

21 01, 2022

Consultative Medicine- A New Subspecialty And What We Have Done for 25 years. Raymond Rupert health system consultant.

2022-01-21T15:24:02-05:00January 21, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Consultative Medicine — An Emerging Sub- Specialty for Patients with Complex Conditions Linda N. Geng, M.D., Ph.D., Abraham Verghese, M.D., and Jon C. Tilburt, M.D.   NEJM Dec 23 2021 Patients with unusual, perplexing, or complex symptoms and conditions are not well served by the fast-paced U.S. health care system. An ...

9 01, 2022

Resilience And Learned Positivity: Learning A Lot from Amit Sood- Raymond Rupert healthcare consultant.

2022-01-09T12:00:21-05:00January 9, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Amit Sood: Summarizing the whole of well-being research, it is simply this: you want to tell your genes and immune system, “I’m having a good time on this planet.” This type of positive outlook which can be learned tells your genes to switch from inflammatory to anti-inflammatory actions and boosts ...

8 01, 2022

Disruption Is Required For Big Changes In Systems Such As Healthcare. Here Is How It Works. Raymond Rupert healthcare consultant

2022-01-08T12:53:26-05:00January 8, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

The core characteristics of the kind of disruption are that it: 1) stems from a loss of faith in a society’s central institutions;  2) establishes a set of ideas from what was once the fringe of the intellectual world, placing them at the centre of a revamped political order; and  3) involves a ...

7 01, 2022

Time To Update Our COVID m-RNA Vaccines? The Answer Is Yes. Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2022-01-07T20:22:29-05:00January 7, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

Variants vary, but how much? Since SARS-CoV-2 was first sequenced at the beginning of 2020 dozens of strains have been identified. And five have been designated “variants of concern” by the World Health Organisation (who). The latest of these is Omicron, which was given its name in November last year. ...

6 01, 2022

When do we admit Canada’s health care system just isn’t working? Robyn Urback Globe & Mail Jan 6 2022

2022-01-06T16:59:15-05:00January 6, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When we’re not in a pandemic, Canadian hospitals are at perpetual risk of being overrun. In fact, they often are overrun – particularly during cold and flu season – when patients on gurneys are relegated to hallways and storage closets, and when wait times in emergency rooms can balloon to ...

1 01, 2022

Heilmeier’s Questions/Catechism- 9 very smart questions- Raymond Rupert healthcare system disruptor for the good

2022-01-01T11:23:38-05:00January 1, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

As director of DARPA in the 1970’s, George H. Heilmeier developed a set of questions that he expected every proposal for a new research program to answer. No exceptions. He referred to them as the “Heilmeier Catechism” and are now the basis of how DARPA (Defense Advance Research Projects Activity) ...

25 12, 2021

The Challenges Of Being A Front Line Healthcare Worker During COVID: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-12-25T11:20:13-05:00December 25, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

 Of all the Covid patients that Ronda Stevenson RN is treating , there’s one she cannot stop thinking about. He has been hospitalized for 10 months, and in all that time his 7-year-old daughter has never once been allowed to visit, prohibited from the hospital by age restrictions that keep ...

21 12, 2021

A Winning Combo For COVID: full vaxx, boosters, rapid tests and oral antivirals- soon please. Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-12-21T11:05:50-05:00December 21, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

We will likely transition from a pandemic form of COVID to endemic COVID. The common cold and flu are endemic. We just co-exist with the cold and the flu. Unfortunately, some patients do die from the flu. A winning combination for COVID will likely be tripartite: full vaccination including annual ...

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