In 2019, a survey of 800+ Montana employers revealed that the number one obstacle to expanding employment is a lack of skilled workers. An overwhelming number of employers observed that: (a) schools are not adequately preparing students for the workforce; (b) schools are not adequately teaching students interpersonal skills; and (c) a majority of new...View Report
"Imagine going to a grocery store and being charged $5 for a half gallon of milk and then finding out that the person ahead of you in line is being charged $1 for half a gallon of the same brand of milk.
“I think that if you work as a radiologist you are like Wile E. Coyote …You’re already over the edge of the cliff, but you haven’t looked down yet.” – Geoffrey Hinton – father of neural networks on how Radiology will be affected by Artificial Intelligence
"If you think (AI) is just some passing fancy, you’re making a mistake."
Patients and customers deserve full honesty and clarity.
"There are several models that have successfully eliminated the intermediaries in healthcare and restored the doctor-patient relationship."
"Think about what it would mean if a physician could lose his or her license due to a private discussion with a patient in an exam room for sharing a true and honest medical opinion."
"This is when another virtue of courage is needed, and it starts with self-honesty in recognizing when we are part of dishonesty because of employment, business interests and law."
"Inflation acts like a hidden tax which erodes the buying power of people’s income and savings and eats away at the ability to achieve long-term financial goals."
"A foundation of trust is necessary for the best practice of medicine."
Montana’s unprecedented shortage of healthcare workers requires a paradigm shift in occupational licensing regulations.
"Unnecessary or overbroad restrictions erect significant barriers and impose costs that harm American workers, employers, consumers, and our economy as a whole, with no measurable benefits to consumers or society."
"This is still business as usual for our broken healthcare system: overpriced, overcomplicated and impossible to navigate."
"Even though blockchain technology was initially designed for the financial cryptocurrency market, it is potentially an excellent vehicle for storing and accessing licensing and credentialing documents."
"While the European Union allows free movement of healthcare workers across its 27 member countries, the United States does not allow this movement across state borders."
"It is possible to remove the licensing barriers preventing more physicians from practicing in Montana while maintaining high quality health care."