My apologies to regular readers of HealthBlawg for sporadic posting as of late.  Things should pick up this week with an edition of Blawg Review and a podcast interview at the very least.  If you aren't already following me on Twitter, then I heartily recommend you give it a try; when I don't blog, at least I tweet.  (If you aren't ready to commit, you could add a feed of my tweets to your RSS reader here.) 

I've been spending some time over the past month or so preparing for, and now teaching, a course in Health Law and Business Ethics at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, as part of the MD/MBA dual degree program offered jointly with the Tufts University School of Medicine. 

This has – somehow – eaten into blogging time. 

Most gratifying student comment so far: "Why isn't this course required for all med students?" 

Anything you think the MD/MBA students need to hear before the end of the course?  Leave a comment.

I've also been spending more time on the bike, training for the Pan-Mass Challenge, a two-day, 200-mile bike ride fundraiser for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, held the first weekend in August.  I'm riding for the seventh time this year.  I invite you to join me in supporting the Dana Farber by sponsoring my ride (just follow the link above; 100% of funds donated go directly to the Dana Farber.)  Last year, 5000 of us cyclists helped raise $30 million for the cause; we hope to top that figure this year.  I also invite you to join my Facebook group and follow my training for the ride (warning: may include photos of the HealthBlawger in biking spandex).  See you on the road!

David Harlow
The Harlow Group LLC
Health Care Law and Consulting