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Carleen Hawn debuts HealthSpottr and a list

Photo-carleenhawn Carleen Hawn’s new site HealthSpottr is up and she’s starting with a list of the Top 100 random people in health care. Well it’s supposed to be innovators, but it mashes up a bunch of Health 2.0 folks with some biotech people, some health policy types (Berwick & Wennberg are close to the top), some health system types, and some academics. And yes, a certain Harvard Business School prof who’s one step ahead of the SEC is ahead of Uwe Reinhardt, with Enthoven not on the list. Perhaps most amusing is that Microsoft’s Peter Neupert is #1 while no-one from Google is on the list (Although Adam Bosworth is in there).

As you know I think lists and awards are tosh. But they are the US Weekly of the online world—trashy, you can’t admit to reading, but very good fun. Special prize for the THCB regular who can find the wrong photo attached to a name swiped from these very pages (hint, a mix up between two people who write together a lot),

So dive in and enjoy, and I think Carleen will be back with something a little more substantial soon.

Meanwhile, perhaps THCB should do one–I’m thinking “worst people in the healthcare world”. Votes for who I’d put on top please…

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This blog is very interesting and useful.Thank you for posting this blog.Congratulations and best of luck.
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Student Health Insurance Plans

quincy loven
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quincy loven

universal health care would be a great idea, providing you can trust the implementer of the plan. I am almost sure this will be the Public Health Service. Here is a link that might shed a little light on the past preformance of the P.H.S.
http://www.tuskegee.edu/Global/Story.asp?s=1207586
now if you think this is a one time deal read this link.www.wanttoknow.info/050626mkultra
after reding about this , you could not pay me enough to go take a free flu shot. I think it has something to do with not trusting the government.

The EHR Guy
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No I am not!

Unknown anonymous
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Unknown anonymous

What some of you may be unaware of is that the EHR guy IS in that list.
Just an FYI.

Matthew Holt
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Carleen. I guess putting Regi on the list will stop the flow of letters from her lawyers… and no I don’t belong anywhere near the list. I just comment about stuff. I don’t actually do anything!

The EHR Guy
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Dear Darling, I said “glamorous fortune circus” and it was not meant to relate to a magazine or such. Some folks just have fixations, don’t they. But now that you did, yes, AIG was a Fortune 500 company. Countless others “too big to fail” also make it into glamorous lists. So it is. I am not nominating anyone to a list I merely find amusing. I did suggest. I anticipate your website to be much more. I understand you wanted to draw attention by creating a debatable list. Somehow you must get readers flocking to your site. Great marketing strategy,… Read more »

carleen
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Hi EHR Guy,
Would you like to nominate Halamka? No one has (I won’t waste space hear on why we suspect this is so), but we’d welcome you to do it now – if you like. Also, our list will be open for polling in near future, as our plans do include publishing reader lists to accompany our own. Might be a great opportunity to share your heros with us, make up for other of the heavyweights you believe we missed. We’d welcome that, too.
But do your homework: is Forbes, not Fortune.
best,
Carleen

The EHR Guy
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Kibbe and Klepper,
That’s why you should consider using an avatar.
You see, you can hide a few details from public scrutiny and criticism 😉
BTW: I should expound my own healthcare heroe list to include some I have named. Shame on me!
I don’t accept sponsorship, advertisement, or anything that can lead to a non-objective stance. My personal bias does remain, of course.
Thanks,
The EHR Guy

The EHR Guy
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OK, then where’s Dr. John Halamka? I think he outranks 95% of the tosh list. And no, just in case anyone is wondering, none of the folks that I have suggested have the slightest idea of who I am. So, sucking up is non-applicable. Oh well, David Clunie may know who I am, and so may Peter Kuzmak from the VA. Why are they not in that list? They have contributed so much to healthcare IT way before this “modernization parade” had started. If you want that list to have true significance and not just be a sucking up for… Read more »

Carleen
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Hi Matt, Thanks so much for the coverage. And I appreciate you using the correct picture of me. We truly hate to mix up any two faces. (My apologies to Kibbe and Klepper.) But, heck, confusing pics of two middle aged white men in beards – even with the best efforts it’s bound to happen once in a while.( I think we may owe the correction to one of your readers, so thank you for this, too.) For one of your readers, above: happily we do have Regina on our list. As to those we missed, we’re very grateful for… Read more »

dkberry
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dkberry

Any honest list with Donald Berwick included but missing Regina Herzlinger is defective.

Dr. Rick Lippin
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Among the top 100- Ommissions were-
Steve Schroeder- UCSF- Preventive Medicine
Ira Byock- Dartmouth- Palliative Medicine
US MEDICINE IS GOING NOWHERE WITHOUT THESE TWO TRENDS
Dr. Rick Lippin
Southampton,Pa

Dr. Rick Lippin
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Two the venal worst?
Richard Scrushy-in jail
Richard Scott-should be in jail
Dr. Rick Lippin
Southampton,Pa

earnest but inchoate
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earnest but inchoate

dear renatam,
No, the President of the United States is not on the list.
Only those that can be “sucked up” and become sponsors are on the list.
Unprofessionalism at its max.

renatam
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renatam

Is the President of the United States on the list?