Category On The Road

12
Jun

Blooming in the Desert

It was 104 degrees Fahrenheit when I visited Scottsdale, AZ and our colleagues at the Mediware Corporation.  Perhaps you’ve never heard of them, but I’m confident that you will!  Mediware is an information services company with a diverse portfolio of products that range from software tracking for core stem cell blood donation to home infusion and more »

9
Jun

Growing Healthy Communities

After working on it for 20 years, Health Choice Network (HCN) has emerged as “one of the nation’s most successful collaborations of community health centers.”  It was a real treat to deliver their lunchtime plenary address and conduct a breakout session for some of their clinical leaders during their annual leadership retreat in Boca Raton, more »

5
Jun

Meet Me In St. Louis!

St. Louis is home to SSM Health, an organization of 30,000 employees (including 1,300 employed physicians), 175 clinic locations and 19 affiliated hospitals, primarily in four states – Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma.  You get the idea—it is a big Midwestern deal!   For the first time in their 143-year history, SSM Health is committing to more »

27
May

Forward-Thinking Physician Leaders

The BayCare Health System is composed of a network of 11 not-for-profit hospitals and outpatient facilities (over 200 locations) that provides health care to patients in the Tampa Bay area.  I have had the privilege of visiting them twice in the past four years and, most recently, I gave the culminating talk for their physician more »

12
May

The Employer Challenge

For the past 20 years, I’ve been passionate about working with  business coalitions who are interested in purchasing high value healthcare services. The National Business Coalition on Health has constituent members across the country, including  the Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare (LVBCH), led by Thomas J. Croyle.  I had the privilege of addressing their members at more »

9
May

Reaching the “Pinnacle”

It’s really fun to have a front-row seat when a complex, multi-hospital, integrated delivery system  initiates an award for quality and patient safety.  It’s even more rewarding as a dean to discover that the  program was created by one of our JSPH students! That’s me with Patrick O’Shaughnessy, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and more »

6
May

HealthShare

Isn’t that a beautiful picture?  This is the famous Turnberry Isle resort, just north of Miami, Florida, where Healthgrades recently held its 2-1/2 day annual customer retreat, entitled “HealthShare.”  Roger Holstein, CEO of Healthgrades, gave an impassioned opening presentation where he set the tone for the entire conference.  Roger did an outstanding job outlining all more »

21
Apr

Putting the “Team” in TeamHealth

This is what the “green room” looks like behind the scenes in a 900-person annual leadership meeting in Dallas, TX, for the company known as TeamHealth. Headquartered in Knoxville, TN, TeamHealth is the second-largest national provider of emergency room coverage, hospitalist care and specialty physician services.  In their second national meeting, I had the privilege more »

21
Apr

Connecting with Old Pals

It’s always nice to reconnect with folks you haven’t seen in a while…and it often happens when you least expect it! Here I am  standing next to a childhood friend who grew up on the same street in suburban Long Island, NY.  Today, Neal Peyser, MBA  is a senior leader at the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), more »

26
Mar

“TIPAAA MY HAT”

Kudos to The Independent Physician Association of America (TIPAAA) as they celebrated their 20th anniversary in muggy San Antonio, Texas on the first day of Spring.  I had the privilege of kicking off the second day of the meeting and the title of my talk was “The Coming Industrialization in Healthcare: A 360-degree View.”  Recognizing more »

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