Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important. – Martin Luther King Jr. 100 Year Lifespan: The coming reality The 100 Year lifespan is coming. As of 2014 there were 72,000 centenarians (U.S.) and projections of as many as 1 million by 2050. In the […]

Blog post by Richard Corder “Culture is how organizations ‘do things’.” – Robbie Katanga “We are what we repeatedly do.” – Aristotle Culture is consistent, observable patterns of behavior in organizations. At the beginning of the year I wrote a blog about a local (north of Boston, MA) supermarket chain that had reinstated their president after […]

Blog post by Joe Babaian The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones. – John Maynard Keynes Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. – Steve Jobs We’ve all been embracing the shift in healthcare from information being contained to just the clinic visit, the surgery […]

Blog post by Colin Hung Recently two of healthcare’s leading out-of-the-box thinkers teamed up to create a set of principles designed to guide health/healthcare into the next decade. Called the 95 Theses, Leonard Kish and Dave Chase have created and curated a list of 95 ideas that can and should shape the health industry for […]

Blog post by Joe Babaian Reach for it. Push yourself as far as you can. – Christa McAuliffe For some time we’ve been hearing the cacophonic drumbeat of compassionate medicine, high-touch care, superior patient experiences, and physicians as empathetic partners in our healthcare journeys. We all know at least a little about these subjects and […]

Blog post by Colin Hung Over the past month, I have been following the latest controversy surrounding TV’s Dr. Oz  (Dr. Mehmet Oz). I find the whole situation fascinating and I thought it would be interesting to discuss the concept of healthcare celebrities with the #hcldr community this week. The latest controversy involving Dr. Oz […]

Blog Post by: Bernadette Keefe MD Introduction During the #HCLDR chat April, 28 2015 we discussed the lack of utility of an annual physical if we DONʼT have medical symptoms (read the blog here, and see the summary here). This week,  I would like us to consider what happens when we DO have symptoms and […]

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