Emergency Medicine in the Age of Aquarius

An Emergency Department (ED) is one of those things that you hate to need, and you love to hate. EDs have been much-maligned, characterized as error-prone money-wasters and “loss leaders.” Some healthcare policy-makers have targeted EDs…

The Problem with Artificial Intelligence

There is a lot of buzz about artificial intelligence (AI) these days.  To date, AI has enjoyed amazing successes and endured embarrassing failures. People love to believe that technology can fix everything. After all, it does have a pretty…

The Doctor is Out

According to a 2017 report commissioned by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), we are facing an unprecedented shortage of doctors in America.1 By 2030, we may be short over 100,000 physicians. Medical specialties that are expected…