Blog Post by Bernadette Keefe MD Introduction If just 10% of the mothers in this country think that football is a dangerous sport, then that is the end of football – The NFL  The sports of American football, European football (U.S. soccer), ice hockey (a Canadian favorite), wrestling, lacrosse, and field hockey, among others, are […]

  You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one. ― John Lennon  Two Beatles references in one post? They are apropos in this case while we think of “A Day In The Life” of each of us. What […]

Blog post by Colin Hung Financial incentives can be a powerful motivator in any industry. Corporations often use incentives to align employees with organization goals. The lure of financial reward is often a nice “sweetener” that pushes people to work just a little bit harder. Equally motivating are penalties and punishments. Governments often use the […]

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe M.D. Pseudo-dangers represent further opportunities to avoid problems we do not wish to confront….  – Barry Glassner  The Culture of Fear Introduction For a while now, I’ve been concerned about the increasing role that fear has played as a tactic in persuading patients to choose certain treatments in healthcare, and […]

    “I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.” ― Maya Angelou Talking today on Twitter underlines, yet again, the value of personal relationships regardless of the medium.  Blogging, Tweeting, texting, what-have-you, it’s the authentic connections and discussions with our friends and peers that spark the imagination and […]

Blog post by Colin Hung Over the last few months I have been reading and hearing a lot about “value” in healthcare and I thought it would be an interesting topic to explore together on an #hcldr tweetchat. Back in December, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) launched a new Value Score measurement […]

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD The Path to Wellness ‘Tis the season of celebration. As we are in a festive month, I’d like to talk about a few celebratory health related ‘fireside chats’ that we might consider when we gather with our families and friends this holiday season.  Conversations around health and healthcare are […]

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