Monthly Archives: April 2016

Got Sleep?

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD Introduction The most recent data is that 20-40% of the U.S. adult population is sleep deprived: meaning they are not getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep per night. The consequences of inadequate sleep on both the individual and society as a whole, are significant. The worst of these […]

Patient Experience in 2016 – How do we move forward?

Blog post by Colin Hung A few week ago I had the opportunity to attend the Beryl Institute’s Patient Experience Conference #PX2016 as part of the Stericycle Communications Solutions vendor team. It was my second time at this wonderful event hosted by Jason A Wolf @jasonawolf and his amazing group. If you are involved at […]

Value of Professional Relationships

  You all know who said this, right? If not, it belongs to the one and only Dale Carnegie. His seminal How to Win Friends and Influence People works as well today as it did in 1936! In healthcare, we work nonstop for our careers, advancement, making the healthcare system work for everyone, creating access […]

Fast Food Nation (Around the World)

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD  If we are what we do and what we eat, we’re potatoes: couched and fried. – Ellen Goodman, Wall Street Journal Introduction Fast Food has a rich and storied history. In Roman times, through the middle ages, fast food, sold by venders, was a necessity, as many dwellings had […]

Planning for Failure in Healthcare

Blog post by Colin Hung Nothing ever goes as planned. Has there ever been a more true statement? In healthcare as in life, the best laid plans always seem to go awry. EHR implementations never go as smoothly as anticipated. Acceptance of new patient protocols is never as easy as hoped. Resistance to change in […]