Ruminatio is the Latin word for rumination, which means "a musing or continued thinking on a subject." Healthcare is a subject in great need of continued thinking. In this blog, I bring my perspectives, gained from a number of vantage points working inside the system, to stimulate thinking around ideas for improvement and innovation in healthcare. I try to do so with a particular emphasis on areas that are not well developed in the media or well understood by the general public. My quest is to seek and provide greater clarity and understanding on a very complicated subject. And I may occasionally muse into some other areas as well. But most of all, I hope to avoid causing you to suffer from the other meaning of rumination: "a condition in which food after being swallowed is regurgitated."
My Published Writings
8-16-10 Boston Globe Op Ed Separate Doctors From Industry (UMass Memorial CMO Steve Tosi and I argue that it is time all of academic medicine establish more appropriate relationships between their faculty and industry.
10-26-09 - Boston Globe Op Ed Hospitals Wage War Against Patient Falls (My "walk in the shoes" of hospital caregivers convinced me that hospital falls should not be included on the list of "never events").
See also these two letters to the editor in response to my 10-26 piece: For and Against