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“I’m contemplating thinkin’ about thinkin'”

Robbie Williams

his conclusion:

“It’s overrated,”


“just get another drink and watch me come undone…”

Think.  Don’t come undone.

“Electronic Medical Records can be great data collection tools. But are not usually good actionable tools.”

Mobile Health Summit, Cape Town

May, 2012

In a landmark ruling with wide-ranging implications, the Supreme Court today upheld the so-called individual mandate requiring Americans to buy health insurance or pay a penalty, the key part of President Obama’s signature health care law.

abc News

“It should be pretty clear by now that I didn’t do this because it was good politics,” he said. “I did it because I believed it was good for the country.”

President Obama

The 2015 penalty deadline

Its pretty close 2015.  It will arrive before the next Olympics does.  And we all know thanks to the media coverage we get how much effort is mobilized to make events like the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup happen.  Which gives credence to Dame Fiona Caldicott’s worry that it…

“Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.”

William Osler, one of the “Big Four” doctors that established John Hopkins Hospital.  He gained renown for the education of medical students.  He believed that students should learn directly from patient care and established the system of medical residencies that is the foundation of medical education to this day.

“It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.”

William Osler.  Often called the “Father of Modern Medicine.”