Modern Health Care presents its list of the 5o most powerful MDs in America. Four come from our little corner of the world.
#2, Jim Mongan, CEO of Partners Healthcare System
#3, Don Berwick, CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
#13, John Halamka, our CIO
#42, Gary Gottlieb, CEO of Brigham and Women's Hospital
You never know what criteria are used in these kinds of selections, but I have decoded this process in part. Last night, I explained to our Board of Overseers that John was not selected for his success in establishing national standards for interchange of health care data, nor for his accomplishments in creating exceptional clinical information systems at our hospital. No, it is because he has the technical skills to hack into every email system in the country and therefore has blackmailable material on every doctor in America!