A Mission to Believe In

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Whenever I need a lift, I watch Simon Sinek’s Ted Talks called “How Great Leaders Inspire Action”. While we may not be great leaders yet, we can certainly apply his “Golden Circle” concept to what we’re doing as we seek to grow the company. Sinek believes that organizations that speak from the center, the “Why”, […]

“The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves”

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I read an article written by Tom Emerick in the Healthcare Blog called “Torture the Data Until It Confesses”, and it got me thinking. So, I used the old joke for the title to this article “The beatings will continue until morale improves,” because both Tom and I are using that play on words to […]

Transforming Healthcare

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I read an article on The Healthcare Blog over the weekend called “HillaryCare 2.0- “Back to the Future” by Jim Purcell. Not only insightful and filled with links to other proof sources, I found it interesting how similar conceptually both HillaryCare and ObamaCare are to one another. Both seek transformation of our industry but do […]

Can Healthcare Ever Become Consumer-Centric???

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You can’t swing a dead cat around without hitting the realities of how technology can help us transform our industry we’ve spent our careers in to become more consumer oriented. The issue is do we have the will to change our industry and the courage to face the tough issues of data governance and security […]

At HIMSS “It’s Deja Vou All Over Again”

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Having spent last week in Las Vegas attending my 25th (I’m old) HIMSS meeting, with over 40,000 other brave souls, I’m reminded of Yogi Berra’s often used quote. According to my fitbit, I walked over 10.9 miles the first day and subsequently added another 11.3 miles before collapsing on the airplane home. And, while my […]

Big Data!!! Big Questions???

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I read with great interest this morning Michael Malone’s article called “The Big-Data Future Has Arrived” which appeared in this morning’s Wall Street Journal Opinion Page. While very compelling and well-written two things really struck me. First, while Big-Data has seen its biggest inroads in commercial markets to date, healthcare will be impacted in ways […]

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

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I saw this quote yesterday on LinkedIn and it made me harken back to my “Captain Quality” days at the old HBO & company here in Atlanta. My interest in in TQM (Total Quality Management) was driven by what I saw in the field as a national sales leader for the mainframe group within HBOC. […]

The Confusion Over Big Data

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One of the many things that attracted me to G2 Works was trying to help make sense out the difference between what IBM’s “Watson” represents and the world we currently live in from a healthcare perspective. We’ve all seen the commercials on television with Watson speaking with Dylan about his lyrics, Ken Jennings about the […]

Health Insurance: “Employers vs. Health Costs”

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In Friday morning’s Wall Street Journal, Louise Radnofsky article caught my attention. While I’ve seen employer’s alliances before, most have whithered and died on the vine before a measurable difference occurred. Part of the problem was the purpose; part of the problem was the participants. We employers have a dual dilemma. We have to provide […]

Why Do We Do What We Do???

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There’s that question again… This morning I read the article “Why Are Physician Engagement Scores So Dismal?” by Dr.Richard Gunderman. The article reinforced for me intellectually what 35 years of being in healthcare technology has shown me in reality. The reasons cited in the article: the lack of transparency out of touch C-Suites different standards […]