IBM’s Watson and the Triple AIM
Oct27

IBM’s Watson and the Triple AIM

I recently attended Simpler Consulting’s 11th Annual North America CEO Symposium. Like much of healthcare, Simpler has been a player in a serial process of mergers and acquisitions. Two years ago, Simpler and JWA, another Lean consultancy were acquired by Truven Health Analytics, not very long after Truven had spun off of Thomson Reuters. Within the last year IBM Watson Heath, a new company created by IBM over the last two years,...

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Healthcare, Finally!
Oct18

Healthcare, Finally!

  It is important for you to realize that this posting is not an effort to convince you to cast your vote for any candidate, up or down the ticket. It is probably clear where I stand before the election. If you have not decided for whom you will vote, you may find the website https://www.isidewith.com to be useful. On this site you can answer questions about all the issues with your own preferences. The tool then matches up your...

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Understanding the Politics Behind the “Craziness” of the ACA
Oct12

Understanding the Politics Behind the “Craziness” of the ACA

Since the political conventions ended in early August I have been obsessed with the election. Things have changed so fast this week that I have had to revise this post since writing most of it last Friday. Friday was the day that the Washington Post released the vulgar video and audio of Donald Trump describing to Billy Bush, an entertainment reporter, how his celebrity status enabled his behavior as a sexual predator. Over the...

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Looking Into The Mirror of The Election
Oct04

Looking Into The Mirror of The Election

There was some concern that the option of watching the New Orleans Saints lose to the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football might reduce the audience for the first Presidential Date of 2016. Despite the football option, more people watched the debate than ever before. The debate drew about 83 million that could be counted and many more who viewed the debate in bars, together at parties (like I did) or on their cell phones or...

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