Logging back to The Orthopedic Logbook and some interesting jolts of imagination.

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I’ve been away from this Logbook long enough to think, my medical blogging enthusiasm suddenly died a tragic death. The blogging hiatus emanates not from the dearth of medical issues hounding this country (there are at least a handful that I read on newspapers), but by the distracting circus of politics plastered by the mainstream media. The sickening politics of the corrupt dampen spirits even of the most politically apathetic medical blogging community where I belong. But then again, those are just my two cents opinion.

Going on to a more immediate cause of concern for me, is the stalled Blog Rounds. Something amidst the rounds itself that dulled our enthusiasm. Or are we just plain busy doing something else? One thing I’m sure though, The Blog Rounds will continue in cyberspace for as long us we joust with our imaginative free thinking physician mind.

Another point of interest for me is the reproductive health bill (Prudence hosted the rounds for this topic here) currently overshadowed by the political and partisan mayhem in the congress. The quick uproar created by RHB earlier was also quickly muted by the “circus of honorables”. This politics of diarrhea (called it that way because such politics is nothing but frequent bouts of mumbo shits by dishonorables) somehow reached epidemic proportions nowadays that nothing seem more important to our respectable leaders than their political continuity.

I might as well go on to blogging more about web 2.0 and health 2.0. How can this information tools improve our delivery of health care? We might not know it but some of us are actually making use of these tools to improve our practice and deliver better efficient health care for our patients. So watch my posts on this topic.

Well, the global recession might be very interesting to follow for countries like us exporting health care workers. Is the medical community affected also? Are we seeing a decline in demands for health workers abroad? How about us physisicans? Are we affected by this recession? Should we be wary?

Lastly, since “presidentiables” keep popping like mushrooms nowadays, I might be very interesting to observe who among these wannabes own a pragmatic medical agenda for Philippine health care. Taking cue from US presidential campaign, health issues and policies should be a major part of any presidentiable’s programs.

“We need change, but it should be a change for good, not just of faces”

Dr. Remo-tito Aguilar co-founded #HealthXPh. A board certified orthopedic surgeon, he is Chief of Clinics at General Santos Medical Center and Medical Specialist II Orthopedics at the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City. Dr. Aguilar is a healthcare social media evangelist and writes his medical musings at The Cast & Curious (www.remomd.com).