Two weeks ago (Sat 23 July) editor Donna flagged up “a must-read for your weekend…Neil [Versel] takes on the hype machine of ‘the Left Coast'”. Well, it sparked off one of the most interesting and absorbing discussions yet on the LinkedIn ‘Wireless Health’ group. Fundamental issues about what is wrong with American healthcare and how, and if, they can be fixed are raised, although it seems to be taken for granted that new technologies are going to be part of the solution. The Group is now open, so anyone (any LinkedIn member?) should be able to read the discussion, but it has become so long that a drink and refreshments are advised if you are starting to read from the beginning. Start with Donna’s take on the original, then follow up with the discussion: Silicon Valley often misses the point of healthcare.