Tag Archives: wellness

Who will keep us healthy?

Blog by Colin Hung During HIMSS17 I had the opportunity to participate in a televised debate with my friend Mandi Bishop @MandBPro. I recently wrote a prologue/recap of that debate for HIMSS Media. You can read the piece and view the debate here. I thought it would be fun to extend this discussion to the […]

Health Literacy – Still Not Feeling It?

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD Health Literacy – It’s still not catching on. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines health literacy as “The degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions”. As a believer in […]

Gamification in Healthcare – Let’s Play!

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD Playing a game is the voluntary effort to overcome unnecessary obstacles. -Bernard Suits Introduction Game-play focuses and controls our attention, taps into our innate strengths, thrills us utterly, and compels us to greater resilience in the attainment of more powerful and effective skills. For these reasons, some believe that […]

The Power and The Glory of Walking

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD Introduction WALKING Definition:To move at a regular and fairly slow pace by lifting and setting down each foot in turn, never having both feet off the ground at once. Synonyms: stroll, saunter, amble, trudge, plod, dawdle, hike, tramp, tromp, slog, stomp, trek, march, stride, sashay, glide, troop, patrol, wander, ramble, […]

Fireside Chats – A Celebration of Self-Care

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 […]

Moving Toward a System of Health…Together

Blog post by Brian Castrucci Brian Castrucci is the Chief Program and Strategy Officer at the de Beaumont Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Brian spent a decade working in state and local health departments. Brian is pursuing his doctorate in public health leadership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School […]

Boomers – Got Fit (bit)?

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.”  – (credited to, but not said by  W. Edwards Deming) Introduction If you are 50 years of age or older you are a Baby Boomer. By 2030, there will be 77 million people over the age of 65 in the U.S. alone.  The […]

A New Health Ecosystem based on 95 Theses

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 […]

Population Health – That Means Us

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD Population Health: ACA and ACOs Population health has become the lynchpin of healthcare delivery in the United States, especially since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in March 2010. (This law was passed due to the unsustainable costs of US health care coupled with less than stellar […]