Blog by Colin Hung I am a baseball fan. I love playing the game and I love watching it (though sadly I’ve done more of the latter than the former in recent years). For fans of Major League Baseball, July 31st marks the mid-summer trade deadline. It is the last day that teams can trade […]

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD and Matthew Katz MD The classic ‘triple aim’ for healthcare is a framework developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) that describes an approach to optimizing health system performance. IHI asserts that new designs must be developed to simultaneously pursue three dimensions which we call the ‘Triple Aim’: […]

Blog by Dave Chase, Leonard Kish and Colin Hung On Tuesday June 9th, the #HCLDR community gathered to discuss “The New Health Ecosystem” based on the #95Theses work of two healthcare luminaries: Dave Chase and Leonard Kish. [Note: if you missed that chat you can read the highlights on our Storify Summary]. Both Kish and […]

Blog post by Janet Freeman-Daily, Corrie Painter, and Stacey Tinianov The March 14 #HCLDR Chat “Data Sharing for Research & Care” was so helpful in gathering inputs for the March 26 President’s Cancer Panel (PCP) workshop that the PCP decided they wanted another tweetchat prior to the July 9 workshop.  The PCP 2014-15 workshop series, Connected […]

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 […]

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