Important Notice For Email Subscribers To Wachter’s World

By  |  August 16, 2011 | 

Dear Readers:

Later today, Wachter’s World will get a facelift, as we migrate to a new “platform” (don’t ask me what that means but the good folks at Wiley, and your teenage children, will know). This will make the website more stable, give it better graphics, and prevent it from crashing and blocking comments, as it currently does on a bad day.

The blog address will stay the same, and those of you who receive notices of new posts via RSS feeds or my Tweets (can you believe we now say things like ‘I tweeted my blog’?) won’t have to change a thing.

But if you get your notices of new posts via emails, you’ll have to re-subscribe—sorry, there was no way around it. So here’s what you do:

Today, beginning at about noon Eastern time, go to (or click here) and simply enter your email address (note that this page is currently [~9 am Eastern time] not yet live—it’ll spring into action in a few hours).

Of course, we value your privacy. Completing this form does one thing only: opts you in to receive email alerts when I publish a new post. You will not be entered into the Publisher’s Clearing House sweepstakes or the Justin Bieber Fan Club. Just this blog’s email notification list. Dull but true.

Thanks for sticking with me.


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About the Author: Bob Wachter

Robert M. Wachter, MD is Professor and Interim Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he holds the Lynne and Marc Benioff Endowed Chair in Hospital Medicine. He is also Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine. He has published 250 articles and 6 books in the fields of quality, safety, and health policy. He coined the term hospitalist” in a 1996 New England Journal of Medicine article and is past-president of the Society of Hospital Medicine. He is generally considered the academic leader of the hospitalist movement, the fastest growing specialty in the history of modern medicine. He is also a national leader in the fields of patient safety and healthcare quality. He is editor of AHRQ WebM&M, a case-based patient safety journal on the Web, and AHRQ Patient Safety Network, the leading federal patient safety portal. Together, the sites receive nearly one million unique visits each year. He received one of the 2004 John M. Eisenberg Awards, the nation’s top honor in patient safety and quality. He has been selected as one of the 50 most influential physician-executives in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare magazine for the past eight years, the only academic physician to achieve this distinction; in 2015 he was #1 on the list. He is a former chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and has served on the healthcare advisory boards of several companies, including Google. His 2015 book, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age, was a New York Times science bestseller.


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