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The importance of humans in health care

December 5th, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

The online portal Dictionary describes healthcare as “noun; the maintenance and improvement of physical and mental health, especially through the provision of medical services”. Interesting that it does not mention […]

Industry disruption may finally impact “It’s the pricing” conundrum

August 3rd, 2018 / By Katie Christensen

One of the most enlightening insights from a recent University of Washington research study is that pricing contributes to ever-escalating healthcare costs. Since 2003, the annual rate of growth of […]

Reducing the total cost of care by reducing the noise

July 9th, 2018 / By Brian Mitchell

I was reading an article recently about the luxury of silence and it referenced the word noise as deriving from the Latin word nausea…emanating a sense of discomfort and queasiness. […]

Prescribing food as medicine

May 11th, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

As the U.S. healthcare system tries to manage the 60 percent of persons with at least one chronic disease that consume 90 percent of healthcare costs, it is an opportune […]

Walking the fine line between the burden of too much quality measurement and not enough

April 11th, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Does the “more is better” approach to quality measurement create a burden on healthcare delivery? Does it distract attention from actual care and consume resources that might be used to […]

A storyline about measuring healthcare value

April 2nd, 2018 / By Kristine Daynes

Perhaps it’s true that we tend to see what we expect to see. In my job, I work with healthcare quality measures. Given this bias, my scan of the media […]

Artificial intelligence and clinical data: Finding patterns now to shape our future

March 19th, 2018 / By Steve Cantwell

My oldest son is on the autism spectrum which brings him both challenges and unique skills, such as perfect pitch and encyclopedic memory. One of his gifts is an ability […]

Blockchain: The potential to disrupt complex health system relationships

March 12th, 2018 / By AJ Dandrea

What if the only way to create complete healthcare relationships among providers, payers, and patients required something different than what has been tried in the past? And, instead of policy […]

“Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast” – Does it apply to health care?

February 7th, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

Business management guru Peter Drucker is credited with saying that “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” The message is that an organization will not adopt any change or effectively pursue any […]

Working from home: My journey

December 28th, 2017 / By Pamela Ewing, CPC

Just as my life was rolling along smoothly….my life abruptly changed. I suddenly found myself raising my one-year-old grandson, Jay. My sister became very ill and was not able to […]

What has the biggest impact on our health?

November 29th, 2017 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

Last month, I wrote about my experience with The Texas Medical Center and the loss of my mother. One reader questioned whether the healthcare system is working (as I maintained […]

A futuristic view of health care and technology

November 3rd, 2017 / By Ryan Butterfield, MD, Paul LaBrec

After reading Dan Brown’s book Origin about the future interplay between society and technology, I thought about health care and the growing impact of technology on our biochemical based society, […]