The Digital Doctor, 2016
Dec31

The Digital Doctor, 2016

One of the many lists forecasting what will happen in the New Year predicted that in 2016 many patients will begin  consulting a Digital Doctor by using a health app for the first time. The article also predicted a big rise in the use of video visits and video consultations with medical providers. Perhaps to some this sounds like news but my response is, “It’s about time!” The widespread use of computers in medicine has been a long...

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Magic Johnson: A Triple Aim Hall-of-Famer
Dec21

Magic Johnson: A Triple Aim Hall-of-Famer

One of the highlights for me at the recent 27th IHI Forum in Orlando was the opportunity to see Magic Johnson and to hear him speak. Magic Johnson is one huge man. More impressive than his size-15 feet or his massive shoulders is the breadth and the warmth of his smile. I will admit that I was drawn more to see what remains of this NBA Hall of Famer than to hear his message. I was not sure what he would have to say that would add to...

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Healthcare and Behavioral Economics
Dec11

Healthcare and Behavioral Economics

When you live in a small town that is at least a half hour away from “big box stores” and other commercial outlets you begin to develop some shopping efficiencies. Recently, before driving the one hundred miles south to Boston for me to attend a meeting, my wife and I asked ourselves was what tasks should we accomplish along the way. There are many options right on the way in Manchester and Nashua. I was a little surprised when my...

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4 December 2015 Healthcare Musings Newsletter
Dec04

4 December 2015 Healthcare Musings Newsletter

4 December 2015 Dear Interested Readers, Inside This Week’s Letter There are two sections to this week’s letter. The first section begins as a celebration of the opportunities that exist in healthcare. It continues as an attempt to explain how Lean can mitigate the issues that we could lump together as professional stress and dissatisfaction. I realized that what I was writing could be a book so I pulled up short with an abbreviated...

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