Hospital-Centric Healthcare

Hospitals No Longer Like to Make the Bed

Who likes to make the bed? Apparently not hospitals, because an increasing number are building new “bedless” facilities. Reception area/waiting room? Check! Operating rooms? Check! Patient monitoring? Check! Inpatient rooms? Heck no! All of the overnight rooms are the patients’ own rooms at their homes. There’s no need to build them. There’s no need to staff […]

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State Licensing and Anti-Competitive Bureaucracy

At a time when telemedicine and telehealth are poised for rapid expansion, many state medical boards are doubling down on what appears to be their true purpose: enacting and enforcing anti-competitive measures to protect those already licensed in the jurisdiction. Medical boards, like all professional licensing boards, are bureaucratic barriers to open competition. Sure, they […]

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