Changes in health care and health administration are taking place at a rate that does not allow for all parts of they system to remain in synchrony. Frequently our health system as in many other areas of government intrusion progresses quicker than regulatory agencies can adapt to modern health policy.
Medical Boards also must react to changing practice patterns.. Technology is a great disruptive influence (one which I prefer to call 'catalytic innovation).
Our title today exemplifies the interactions between regulatory boards and the judicial process. They often do not work harmoniously as this case from North Carolina and Texas illustrate. These cases also illustrate conflict in interpretation of law enforced by the Federal Trade Commission, and adjudicated by our legal system.
Which takes precedence ? Standard of care, or anti-trust activity. These two disparate concerns often conflict in health care, as
'consumerism' invades professionalism.
The pace of technical innovation is driven by real necessity, to improve quality.efficiency, and to lower costs.