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April 13, 2012

Call for Submissions: HealthBlawg Hosts HealthCare SocialMedia Review #2 Next Week

MP900401917Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the floodgates are open: Please submit your posts for the upcoming sophomore outing of HealthCare Social Media Review -- the blog carnival for health care social media, featuring the most recent fortnight's crème de la crème of blog posts on the topic. (Follow the link for submission instructions via web form or via email to david AT harlowgroup DOT net.)  

We'll focus on privacy and security issues, but other topical submissions are welcome as well.  Just get everything in by 6 pm ET on Monday April 16 (earlier, if you'd like to be kind to your humble HealthBlawger).

Through the alchemy of the interwebs, the posts you submit will be transformed into golden flax, woven together into a seamless thing of beauty -- and you will count yourselves lucky to read it right here next Wednesday morning, April 18.

Tell your friends and neighbors, and we'll reconvene at HealthBlawg just a few short days from now . . . for the one, the only, HCSM Review #2.  

Be there! Aloha!

David Harlow
The Harlow Group LLC
Health Care Law and Consulting

March 08, 2012

HealthCare SocialMedia Review - A New Blog Carnival - To Launch In April

While the HealthBlawger is generally loath to republish press releases, the source for the presser reproduced below is, well, the HealthBlawger himself.  With such impeccable provenance, we need make no further apologies ....

HealthCare SocialMedia Review - A New Blog Carnival - To Launch In April

HealthcareSocialMediaReviewOn April 4, 2012, the inaugural edition of a new blog carnival, HealthCare SocialMedia Review, will be posted on HealthWorks Collective by HWC curator Joan Justice, one of the co-founders of HCSMR. “We were inspired by other blog carnivals, including Grand Rounds and Health Wonk Review, and decided it was time to bring the blog carnival treatment to the world of health care social media,” said Justice.

David Harlow (aka HealthBlawg), health care lawyer, HWC advisory panel member and the other co-founder of HCSMR, continued:

The #hcsm tweetchat moderated by Dana Lewis and the community built by Lee Aase through the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media are two examples of the many ways in which those of us who are involved in health care social media are able to interact, share best practices and new developments, and learn from each other.  By adding a blog carnival to the mix, we hope to increase the sharing of long-form thoughts on the opportunities and challenges associated with health care social media.

Justice noted, “All are welcome to submit blog posts for consideration to each edition’s host.  HCSM will be posted every other week -- alternating weeks with Health Wonk Review.  And for the uninitiated: a blog carnival is an anthology, an on-line journal club for bloggers, hosted by a different blogger each time.”

Details on hosting, submission guidelines, Justice and Harlow bios and more are available on the HCSMR home page.

Connect with HCSMR on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter to keep up to date.

For further information contact:

Joan Justice joan AT or @healthcollectiv
David Harlow david AT or @healthblawg  

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Health care social media is of consequence in its own right, but also as a tool to implement or leverage other initiatives, across the spectrum of health care innovation today, including participatory medicine, accountable care organizations, mHealth and others.  We look forward to your participation in the HealthCare SocialMedia Review blog carnival as contributors, hosts and engaged readers/commenters.  See you April 4, at the inaugural edition, on HealthWorks Collective.

David Harlow
The Harlow Group LLC
Health Care Law and Consulting

June 28, 2011

David Harlow Presents Social Media Session at American Health Lawyers Association Annual Meeting

I am speaking today at the American Health Lawyers Association annual meeting on the uses of social media by attorneys. I am sharing two versions of my slides from this session: one that is text-rich and full of useful links, and one that is much nicer to look at and more engaging for a live audience. Enjoy one or both, and let me know what you think in the comments.  If you are off-site, please tweet a shout-out to me @healthblawg tagged #AHLABoston a little after 3 p.m. ET, so we can show the folks in Boston the reach of Twitter, and let us know where you're tweeting from.

For those of you in Boston today – whether you're at the AHLA conference or not – we are having a tweetup after the social media sessions wrap up at 5:30 or so, at Brasserie Jo, a short walk from the conference hotel. Check out the details on the #AHLABostonTweetUP (and the social media sessions), and we hope to see many of the local health care digerati there. Please join us, whether you're a health care lawyer, whether you love 'em or hate 'em, or if you're involved in health care, health IT, health care social media or any related field of interest.

Follow the tweets from the annual meeting at #AHLABoston, and tweets from the tweetup at #AHLABoston or #AHLABostonTweetUP.  For an archived set of most of the tweets, see #AHLABoston on Cover It Live.

Hope to see you there.

David Harlow
The Harlow Group LLC
Health Care Law and Consulting

February 28, 2011

Vote for HealthBlawg! Read Blawg Review #300 and then join the battle ... on my side

"Ed.," the anonymous editor of Blawg Review, has posted his 2010 Blawg Review roundup, featuring each of last year's hosts of the long-running law blog carnival, as well as a recent post from each host's blawg.  He's soliciting nominations, votes, rants, diatribes and recommendations as the battle for Blawg Review of the Year 2010 begins.  I humbly submit for your consideration Blawg Review #268, the fifth edition hosted here on HealthBlawg, themed in honor of Flag Day (which just might be related to battles, in a way). 

I took the occasion of hosting the Flag Day Blawg Review to quote our predecessor at the bar, John Adams, who once said:  "In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress." 

Well, to be honest, Adams never actually said that; his character did in 1776, the musical. 

I've had the opportunity to meet Ed., in, well, OK, a bar, and in a bar he will be revealing the results of the Blawg Review of the Year 2010 showdown.  Quoth he:

We're gonna need your help to choose which of those presentations will be named Blawg Review of the Year 2010. All this week, we'll be looking for feedback. By all means, blog about it, tweet about it [be sure to cc @blawgreview], or send private emails to ed @ telling the editor who you think is most deserving of this honor. All such emails will be held in strictest confidence, if you like.

Blawg Review of the Year 2010 will be announced next Saturday, March 5th, at 7:00 pm Pacific time, live from Harry's Bar in San Francisco, where the Editor of Blawg Review and everyone who wants to attend can join us for a law blogger meetup. We will live-tweet the event, of course, and post the name of the Blawg Review of the Year 2010 as a final update to this post, as soon as it's announced.

Past winners have included Colin Samuels, Colin Samuels, Colin Samuels, Colin Samuels (OK, so he's obsessed with Dante; I get it; he eventually moved on to Coleridge, whose Rime of the Ancient Mariner was the subject of a footnote in the chapter of Moby-Dick I read last night -- really can't escape him) and Kevin Thompson.  (Kevin moved from the classics to a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy themed "Towel Day" Blawg Review; my towel's in there, somewhere.  "So long, and thanks for all the fish!"  Reminds me of the albatross, Coleridge's Rime, and Colin Samuels again.  Hmph.)

So check out the nominees, and let Ed. know what you really think of HealthBlawg, despite its recent dearth of allusions to the epic poem and humor/science fiction genres of literature.  The HealthBlawger has other qualities, no?

David Harlow
The Harlow Group LLC
Health Care Law and Consulting

December 06, 2010

The Benefits Package: A new employee benefits blog carnival

The inaugural edition of The Benefits Package is up at Evan Falchuk's See First.  It's a new employee health benefits blog carnival that merits your attention, as employers and other purchasers of health care services work to contain costs in a post-ACA world.  Dig in, learn from the cadre of health care bloggers represented there, and join the conversation. 

David Harlow
The Harlow Group LLC
Health Care Law and Consulting


June 14, 2010

Blawg Review #268

John Adams: "the man who at certain point...

"In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress." -- John Adams*

Welcome to the Flag Day 2010 edition of Blawg Review, the weekly law blog carnival.  If you need to get your bearings, feel free to peruse previous HealthBlawg-hosted editions of Blawg Review: #88, #129, #154 and #211.

John Adams is a person of interest for this edition, because he made his home in Quincy, MA.

Quincy is a point of interest because not only did Adams give it to his son as a middle name, it also happens to be the home of the longest-running Flag Day parade and celebration in these United States.  (It was rained out this year, but check out the, um, boring video of last year's parade.)

Quincy is also the home of the granite quarries that produced the Bunker Hill Monument, and that lay empty and then full of rainwater for years, inviting foolhardy divers -- many of whom died -- until the quarries were filled with dirt dug up from the Big Dig ... but I digress.  The quarries also bring to mind The Quarrymen, but hey, that's probably grist for a whole 'nother post.

Flag_Day_Image_Resize Back to Quincy and John Adams.

One of Adams' notable achievements for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts -- setting aside his many achievements on behalf of the US of A -- was drafting its Constitution, a document which predates the US Constitution, and served as its model in many respects.  Dating from 1780, it is the world's oldest functioning constitution.

Given the recent doings of the Supremes, he may well be turning in his grave.  Before penning the Massachusetts constitution, Adams put some patriots' noses out of joint by representing the redcoats implicated in the Boston Massacre.  He had a strong belief in the right to counsel, a right (together with the right to avoid self-incrimination) that has recently taken a giant step backwards, courtesy of Justice Kennedy and, yes, Elena Kagan.  Check out Scott Greenfield's post on Berghuis v. Thompkins at Simple Justice, and the Huffington Post piece that explicates the role of "The Tenth Justice" in significantly rolling back Miranda protections in this case.  Once he got A Round Tuit at Infamy or Praise, Colin Samuels deftly compared the Court's logic to a couple of classic Monty Python sketches.

Adams once wrote, "National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman."  We haven't heard of any 18th-century waterboarding incidents under the watchful eye of the Continental Army, or on Adams' watch.  They managed quite well without resorting to such tactics.  This week, though, word has come out alleging secret human subject research at the hands of the CIA.  More precisely, Steve Vladeck writes at PrawfsBlog, a report recently issued by Physicians for Human Rights calls for a US government investigation, because most of the information that could prove or disprove such an allegation is classified.  (Unlike another recently reported claim against the CIA, the human subject research issue is far from frivolous.) Adams would be concerned.  As he wrote, "a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."

American-flag-china A great deal of virtual ink is spilled these days in examining the doings of Apple, Facebook and Twitter.  Brad Burnham, a VC at Union Square Ventures, writes this week that he finds it helpful to think of these global web platforms as governments, rather than ecosystems -- and they aren't democracies.  Adams found participation in democracy to be personally ruinous; upon accepting a seat in the Massachusetts legislature, he wrote to his wife Abigail the he had thereby "consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and the ruin of our children. I give you this warning, that you may prepare your mind for your fate."  One would think he would despair at the rise of the global corporations that are, in effect, an oligarchy -- at least within certain spheres of influence.  (As I write this, my son is working on a school paper about Globalization: Promise or Peril.)

Over at Popehat, great gnashing of teeth is going on due to Rep. James ("Tex") Sensenbrenner's (R-WI) apparent conflict of interest in dealing with the BP oil spill.  Late in life, John Adams was also fed up with what he saw played out on the public stage:  "Public affairs go on pretty much as usual: perpetual chicanery and rather more personal abuse than there used to be... Our American Chivalry is the worst in the world. It has no Laws, no bounds, no definitions; it seems to be all a Caprice."  While back in the day Adams probably had more to say about tea than about coffee, I thought I'd share this cautionary tale about a BP coffee spill.

Some would prefer to see Tex muzzled on this issue.  And some physicians would like to see their patients muzzled.  New information on the innards of the Medical Justice approach to stifling negative feedback by patients on internet ratings sites (patient assigns copyright in comment to doc, so doc can send DMCA takedown notice to review site) motivated Evan Falchuck to add to the discussion on this practice at See First.

When patients are steamed due to a potential medical error, a clear-thinking physician or hospital administrator will initiate a medical apology.  In this context, as in others, the perceived sincerity of the apology is key.  On that front, Matt McCusker writes at Deliberations that BP and Toyota have a lot to learn ... from a baseball umpire.

While we're in the health care arena, let's visit a moment with Dr. Rob, who offers a practicing physician's view of the HITECH Act - that part of the Recovery Act that promises to inject tens of billions of dollars into the health IT economy for "meaningful use" of "certified" electronic health records systems - at his blog, Musings of a Distractible Mind.  He illustrates his issues with meaningful use by taking a look at the effects of the No Child Left Behind law.

Oh, and don't get sick or injured in July.  (Thanks to Alan Crede for that reminder.)

01t The TV show Glee, co-created by Evan Falchuk's brother, Brad, provides fodder for two posts on copyright law this week.  Check out Peter Black's post at Freedom to Differ, which considers and responds to Christina Mulligan's post at Balkinization: Copyright: The Elephant in the Middle of the Glee Club.  Writes Mulligan:

You might be tempted to assume that [the] tension [between intellectual property rights on the one hand and self-discovery through hommage and reinterpretation on the other] isn’t a big deal because copyright holders won’t go after creative kids or amateurs. But they do: In the 1990s, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) asked members of the American Camping Association, including Girl Scout troops,to pay royalties for singing copyrighted songs at camp. In 2004, the Beatles’ copyright holders tried to prevent the release of The Grey Album – a mash-up of Jay-Z’s Black Album and the Beatles’ White Album — and only gave up after massive civil disobedience resulted in the album’s widespread distribution.

Ah, the Beatles.  The Fab Four bring us back to Quincy, as an early incarnation of that fabled quartet was first let loose upon the world as ... the Quarrymen.

Keene Trial Consulting let us know that a court in Fresno, California is taking voire dire to a whole new level, where prospective jurors in a gang tattoo case involving a minor were recently asked if they have tattoos.  This case leads my musical memory down two divergent paths: It brings to mind Greg Allman's I'm No Angel ("Let me show you my tattoo") and also Kermit the Frog channeling a member of a performing quartet that predated the Quarrymen (Groucho Marx, for you young 'uns) singing Lydia, The Tattooed Lady (featuring, appropriately enough for Flag Day, the Stars and Stripes ... look for it.)

But is it art?  Brian Cuban handicaps a future 9th Circuit First Amendment appeal on zoning vs. tattoo. 

Also in the realm of voire dire, Bob Coffield points us to a West Virginia case where a juror's undisclosed MySpace friending of a defendant led to a reversal of a conviction.

US District Court Judge John Kane spoke at his law school class' 50th reunion about the broken social contract between young lawyers and many large law firms, but also managed to cite St. Francis, Buddha, Mohammed, Maimonides, Aristotle ("the only way to assure yourself happiness is to give happiness") and the CEO of The Onion.  Maxwell Kennerly offered his observations on the speech, which had been previously posted at Idealawg.

For the inside baseball post of the week, Norm Pattis pulls back the curtain on an IRL blawger get-together, and essentially concludes that, well, nostalgia isn't what it used to be, and then retreats behind metaphorical wax in the ears, resisting the siren song (squeal?) of a new cadre of blawgers.

KARA DELAHUNT/For The Patriot Ledger To end this edition on an uplifting note, I will leave you with John Adams' view on the coming decline and fall:  "Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."  Nah, scratch that; better get a little more uplifting....  Adams wrote the following to Abigail, in 1780 -- something to think about on this Flag Day 2010:

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.  

Blawg Review has information about next week's host, and instructions on how to get your blawg posts reviewed in upcoming issues.

David Harlow
The Harlow Group LLC
Health Care Law and Consulting

* Don't believe everything you read on the internet ....  The "useless man" quote at the top of this post was said, not by the historical John Adams, but by the character John Adams in the Broadway musical, 1776.  The other Adams quotes are courtesy of a variety of easily located online quotation sites.  And don't forget that Wednesday June 16th is Bloomsday.

June 10, 2010

Blog carnival trifecta

It's a Health Wonk Review week -- the latest, "killer," edition of the biweekly blog carnival for health wonks is up, courtesy of Tinker Ready at Boston Health News.  The weekly carnivals are worth a read, too, of course: the lawyers' Blawg Review at Spam Notes and the medbloggers'  Grand Rounds at MDiTV.

Tune in again next Monday, when Blawg Review returns to HealthBlawg - the home of hipness.

David Harlow
The Harlow Group LLC
Health Care Law and Consulting

April 15, 2010

Health Wonk Review: Block That Metaphor!

HamsaI'm not a superstitious man, but April 15th is fraught with doom, linked as it is to death and taxes ... among other themes, as we will explore in this edition of Health Wonk Review.  For that reason, and due to the happy accident that this edition is the fifth that I have hosted (Joe Paduda thought it was the umpteenth; I know, I know, we lawyers have a way with words ... but there have only been 1, 2, 3, 4 others), I'm opening this post under the protective auspices of a khamsa, a five-fingered good luck talisman, or amulet, designed to ward off the evil eye.

Will_rogers Will Rogers once said: "The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf."  Honesty is, they say, the best policy. 

On the flipside, though, last week Roy Poses questioned the de-linking of ethics from pecuniary rewards in the for-profit health care corporate world in his post at Health Care Renewal titled What, Me Worry? - Leaders Prosper Despite Their Organizations' Ethics and Performance.

Will the as-yet-unread-by-many health reform law have an effect on the issues that Roy raises?  Whether it does or does not, many of the health wonks whose posts are featured here today have focused on various implications of the new law, which we fondly call PPACA.

OnionTitanic Brad Wright, at Wright on Health, tells us that Big Business Bemoans Health Reform; Like Roy, he seems to take a dim view of large for-profit entities. In this case, the issue is with big companies' whining over PPACA's elimination of a Bush-era employer tax break related to pharmacy benefits that amounted to double dipping. This post fits in with today's announced categories of lying and taxes and is a near miss for the metaphor category.  Why "metaphor?" you may ask ... Well, Brad quotes Uwe Reinhardt's swing at explaining the issue through the use of an analogy -- not a metaphor or even a simile but, hey, it's close.  And what does April 15th have to do with metaphors?  Well, on this date in 1912, the world's largest metaphor hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic.

Joe Paduda doesn't quite invoke metaphor, but he does cite hyperbole and, well, statements that could be seen as lying -- or at least as flip-flopping -- in his post, Why all the sound and fury about the individual mandate? at Managed Care Matters, which recounts the Clinton-era GOP support for the individual mandate that has been more recently reversed by the Republicans.

Titanic doesn't even begin to capture the immenseness of the galaxy ... so instead we'll leave that task to Minna Jung at RWJF's User's Guide to the Health Reform Galaxy and her current post: Health Reformers' Lexicon: Uncompensated Care.

BessieSmith18951937 HenryJamesPhotograph It's Bessie Smith's -- Empress of the Blues -- birthday, and Jaan Sidorov is singing the blues in his post, The Decline of Small Physician-Owed Practices Explained ... And a Prediction that Private Practice Will Hang In There, at Disease Management Care Blog.  Having included in his post an image of the Monet painting that gave the Impressionist school of art its name (Impression, Sunrise), Jaan earns double points -- today also marks the birthday of Impressionist novelist Henry James.

Another blogger with the blues is Brad Flansbaum, who seems to like ACOs in concept, but in his post, ACO = Answers Clearly Overdue at The Hospitalist Leader, highlights the need for workable tools for risk assessment, quality adjustment, and bundled payment calculations to use in their implementation.

Louise, at Colorado Health Insurance Insider, considers The Impact of Reform on Student Health Insurance Policies, the effect of the general prohibition of lifetime maximums and unreasonable annual limits.

Jared Rhoads of The Ludicius Project says: Marche funebre -- the PPACA represents the beginning of the end for the insurance industry.  He even quotes John Galt, seemingly equating the Administration's actions in getting the bill enacted with "destroying man's capacity to live."

Jackie Robinson-thumb-432x313 Vince Kuraitis and David Kibbe, in a HITECH Act series at Vince's e-CareManagement blog, ask Is HITECH Working? 7 Observations Mom Could Understand.  They honor Jackie Robinson's breaking of the color barrier in major league baseball on this day in 1947 by using a baseball analogy to orient us to where we are on the HITECH rollout: "It’s the top of the third inning in the HITECH game."

Chris Fleming offers CMS And Health Reform: A Health Affairs Blog Roundtable, from the Health Affairs blog, with a stellar crew of participants, including some former CMS Administrators.

Some health wonks have been sniffing around my home turf of Massachusetts for some clues about what health reform implemented on the national stage will look like, given some striking similarities between the Massachusetts and Federal schemas. 

Bob Vineyard, at InsureBlog, does not think that the Health Insurance Exchange model rolled out in Massachusetts and described in PPACA is really the way to build a robust market for small group and non-group insurance.

The Tea Partiers might not have put it in those terms exactly, but they were out in force yesterday on the Boston Common, not far from the site of that long-ago Boston Tea Party.  Check out Tinker Ready's photos: Boston Tea Partiers on health care, at Boston Health News.

The recent excitement about Massachusetts' regulation of health insurance premium increases, and the state court's unwillingness to intervene on behalf of insurers until they exhaust their administrative appeals, has reached as far as California: Fight Over Premium Hikes Just Beginning writes Dan Diamond, at California Healthline.

The Incidental Economist, Austin Frakt, complains that Massachusetts has blown it, big time, by not being able to report reliable statistics, saying Not Enough Known About Massachusetts' Uninsurance Rate from the great experiment underway here.

Botox On this day in 2002, the FDA approved botox for use in frown lines.  Glenn Laffel at EHR Bloggers has been frowning a bit because of the frustrating way in which clinical decision support systems have been developed and installed. A Research Agenda for Cinical Decision Support.

1stMcDonalds Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald's, in Des Plains, IA, on this day in 1954.  We don't often associate fast food with high-quality health care services, but both are known to suffer from quality control issues when the line is not humming along.  The burger left under the heat lamp for too long, like the health care procedures performed nights and weekends, are often sub-optimal.  Patti Hamilton's recent study on the subject is described in Nurses Key to Understanding the "Off-Peak Effect" at INQRI, the blog of the Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative.

382px-Leonardo_self Leonardo_da_Vinci_helicopterPeriodically, we hear from design firms seeking to reinvent the health care facility experience.  This time around, it's all about Applying Airline and Hotel Concepts to Hospital Design at David Williams' Health Business Blog, in honor of Leonardo Da Vinci, another one of today's birthday boys, and the consummate artist, inventor and designer.  (He was also an early penmanship role model for physicians and may have inspired early CPOE systems with his horribly illegible handwriting.)

WWLD?  As an inventor, what would Leonardo do if asked to opine on the validity of Patenting Genes? Jason Shafrin's post at Healthcare Economist takes a dim view of the whole idea.

A more positive attitude is shared by Joanne Kenen, who writes this week about medical apologies at The New Health Dialogue.  

At Workers Comp Insider, Julie Ferguson highlights a remarkable advance in rehabilitative technology: Dean Kamen's new prosthetic, the DEKA Arm, aka "the Luke Arm." 

The ink is barely dry on PPACA, and some legislators are already talking about working towards repeal.  Here's hoping that the khamsa at the top of this post can help keep the peace in Congress, among the health wonks and in the nation at large.  (Well, it's got about as good a chance as anything else.) 

Tune in again in a fortnight for the next edition of Health Wonk Review at Jason Shafrin's Healthcare Economist.

David Harlow
The Harlow Group LLC
Health Care Law and Consulting

April 01, 2010

Blog Carnivals; next Health Wonk Review right here on April 15

This week, health reform looms large in the minds of blog carnival hosts.  Evan Falchuk's health reform edition of Grand Rounds is up at his See First blog.  Rich Elmore hosts the current Health Wonk Review at his Healthcare Technology News (check out the flying pigs photos and more; cf. the HealthBlawger's "First Hundred Days" edition of Blawg Review for another reference to flying pigs).

The next edition of Health Wonk Review will be hosted right here on April 15th.  The themes we will be exploring in that biweekly exegesis of health wonkery include the following:

  • Metaphors
  • Lying
  • Song (esp. the blues)
  • Art (esp. painting, drawing)
  • Inventors and their contraptions
  • Fast food
  • Liberation
  • Cosmetic surgery/medical spas
  • Impressionist 19th century novels
  • Immenseness
  • Mortality
  • Racial integration
And of course ...
  • Death and
  • Taxes

Please submit your best examples of health wonkishness in these categories no later than 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday April 14th, thank you (extra points for early submissions), and come back on the 15th to learn more than you ever wanted to know about health care policy ... and to see the meaning of these categories revealed.

(Submit via Blog Carnival or via email to david AT harlowgroup DOT net, re: HWR or Health Wonk Review, including blog title and URL, post title and URL, name of author if not you, and 25 words or less about the post.)

And finally, a bit of fun for April Fools Day.

David Harlow
The Harlow Group LLC
Health Care Law and Consulting

October 15, 2009

Blog Carnivals this week

Please be sure to check out this week's editions of Blawg Review at Popehat, Grand Rounds at Survive the Journey and Health Wonk Review at InsureBlog.  Of special note, this week's edition of Grand Rounds is a participatory medicine edition, and announces the launch of the Journal of Participatory Medicine, which will happen formally at next week's Connected Health conference here in Boston.  Hope to see you all there.

David Harlow
The Harlow Group LLC
Health Care Law and Consulting