Richard Rathe, MD

Associate Professor of Family Medicine (ret.) and Medical Informatician

About Richard Rathe

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Posts by Richard Rathe:

Ten Scenarios to Test Healthcare Reform

Posted: Sep 1st, 2009 •• Category: Medicine

First let’s define our terms… “Health is not a deliverable commodity and care does not come out of a system.” – Ivan Illich I fall back on this quote often because it reminds me of two important concepts: Health depends on individuals taking responsibility for their own behavior. Care depends on a relationship between two people (doctor […]

Competency Evaluations

Posted: Aug 5th, 2009 •• Category: Evaluation

Many clerkship directors are already using a feature of our legacy system called “roll-up”. These evaluations are done in two steps, with initial input from clerkship faculty followed by a summative evaluation completed by the course director. The data from the first step are rolled up and summarized on the summative form. This information is then […]

Rebuilding the Food Pyramid

Posted: Jun 15th, 2009 •• Category: Medicine

I remember growing up with the old Food Pyramid. It seemed so obvious to eat more pasta and skip the olive oil. How wrong they were! In 2004 I wrote a short review of Food Pyramids past, present, and future based on an article by Willett and Stampfer in Scientific American. Five years later I’ve updated and […]

New Course Evaluation Form

Posted: May 10th, 2009 •• Category: Evaluation

See example posted on posted on the MedInfo site.

New Faculty Evaluation Forms

Posted: Mar 18th, 2009 •• Category: Evaluation

See the examples posted on the MedInfo site.

Too Many Blogs and a Crosslink

Posted: Mar 14th, 2009 •• Category: General

Thanks to WordPress, I now have too many blogs to keep up with. Portions of have become the focus of my professional blogging for the time being. I will attempt to cross post articles when appropriate. Here is one: Core Systems Update My personal blog is also very active.


Posted: Dec 11th, 2008 •• Category: General

Welcome to my “revised” site. I’m in the process of switching from my old static site to WordPress. The main page from the old site is now the About page for this site. You may also be interested in my personal Reading Room site. As they say, “Please pardon our dust!” RR