Monday, September 15, 2008

Metrolink Express

Quote of the day:
He's turned his life around. He used to be depressed and miserable. Now he's miserable and depressed. - David Frost


On a Sunday morning, instead of picking up the newspaper (as my father once did) I read through my feeds and blogs

DT newspaper[1]

Tragedy abounded this weekend.  First in the Gulf area another act of nature, the third major event transformed lives in an instant into chaos and life altering change.  In California a commuter train rounded the bend and ran smack into a freight train. 

I think there are strong parallels in these two events. The Health Train Express is rounding the bend and it will miss the switch and run head on into failure, and certain death for many of the passengers.  The failure of the train pales in the face of the deaths of the passengers, for certainly that would follow in health care.

Nature's fury and the law's of physics overruled the hardiness and downright stupidity of those who remained behind on the gulf coast. 

Denial is a powerful psychological mechanism which can lead to  poor health, or death just as it did during Ike. 

In my next  posting I will return to commentary and late news about events in health IT, the original focus of Health Train Express.

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