Second (of five) in ‘Sense’ posts (Listening, from last week) on how litigation unfolds, according to our five senses. “Looking but not seeing is the hearing but not understanding of the eye.” Mokokona Mokhonoana I’ve had the privilege to work with some experts at the top of their fields. But I’ve never been more impressed than I […]

August 24, 2017

The widespread use of electronic health records, administrative claims, and social media and the ubiquity of smart devices have created “big data” that heretofore have not been widely utilized. There is substantial enthusiasm for the use of real-world data sources to generate so-called real-world evidence (RWE), but confusion remains about what RWE means. What is […]


I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.  Ernest Hemingway When I walked into my first job as a lawyer, Charles Morehead gave me some of the best advice I ever got. The Firm was a competitive shark tank teeming with talented predators – so these […]

August 17, 2017

Few Outcome Measures Meet Criteria for Assessing Accuracy and Validity, According to Two Joint Commission Executives I blog about deaths from negligence and medical error being under reported. I also blog about Joint Commission procedures and the secrecy of peer review proceedings. Maybe the authorities are beginning to come around to my way of thinking.