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    AMIA Comes to Philly

    Avid readers of this blog recognize that I’m not an expert in health information technology at the individual operator level.  I see myself as an interpreter, someone who is able to span the bridge between the software writers and users of clinical information.  Therefore, I was particularly pleased to deliver the opening plenary at the AMIA more »

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    Razor Blades, Toothbrushes, and Population Health

    I’m confident most of our readers have heard of the Philips Corporation – a gigantic global, publically held company, headquartered in the Netherlands.  In addition to making more light bulbs than any other company on Earth, they are a household name in the personal products field, as they market razor blades and toothbrushes!  What is more »

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    Report Cards for Quality

    That handsome guy on the right is Mr. Scott Becker, former CEO of  Conemaugh Health System and Chair-Elect of the Board of the 1889 Foundation, both in Johnstown, PA.  He was in the audience during my plenary presentation, “Measuring Quality: Do Metrics Really Bring Transformation?” at The Governance Institute’s (TGI) January Leadership Conference in Naples, FL. more »

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May

AMIA Comes to Philly

Avid readers of this blog recognize that I’m not an expert in health information technology at the individual operator level.  I see myself as an interpreter, someone who is...
02
Feb

Razor Blades, Toothbrushes, and Population Health

I’m confident most of our readers have heard of the Philips Corporation – a gigantic global, publically held company, headquartered in the Netherlands.  In addition to making more light...
26
Jan

Report Cards for Quality

That handsome guy on the right is Mr. Scott Becker, former CEO of  Conemaugh Health System and Chair-Elect of the Board of the 1889 Foundation, both in Johnstown, PA.  He...
06
Dec

Policy Experts Take a Look at the Future: Highlights from Pop Health Colloquium Special Edition

Reflecting on when we first decided to plan a special post-election edition of the Population Health Colloquium with a focus on Population Health Strategy Under the New Administration, I...
03
Oct

First in KLAS

Taylor Davis, the Vice President for Strategy and Analysis at KLAS Research in Salt Lake City, is over 6’4” tall, so the sight of me standing next to him...
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Sep

A Platinum Anniversary

I recently participated in the 20th Anniversary celebration of Independent Hospital Network (IHN), a consortium of five hospitals spread across four counties in Central Ohio at their celebratory meeting in...

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