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On Time and Life and Goodness by Nicholas J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy   One uncomfortable truth about getting older is that it sometimes feels wrong and even intellectually wasteful to me. As our brains fill with more and more useful and ... Read on »
Everybody Has a Story by Nicholas J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Everybody has a story.  This morning I stopped in two coffee shops over a three hour period, one for caffeine and one to give back the coffee I had consumed at the first s ... Read on »
An Amazing Idea . . . by Nicholas J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy No one can escape it, aging that is, unless of course we come smack up against its alternative.  We want to have some fun, enjoy ourselves, live a little, but if we wait t ... Read on »
Become Certified in Integrative Health! by Nicholas J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) Offers First Course & Certification in Integrative Health for Executives September 04, 2014 11:00 A ... Read on »
Preparation for Life! by Nicholas J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It all started at the age of eight with my paper route. Each day the three paperboys from our little town, Howdy, Roy and I would sit in front of my aunt’s grocery store c ... Read on »
BMW . . . ing by Nicholas J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy   If you don’t know what that abbreviation stands for, Google it!  I’m not referring to: BMW: Born Moderately Wealthy, BMW: Brought My Wife, or BMW, Bring More Worries ... Read on »
Smokin’ and EATIN’ by Nicholas J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy If you’ve ever seen the television series, Mad Men, you can begin to get the flavor of the environment back in the 60’s. Cigarettes were so glamorized that we literally li ... Read on »
I’m about an hour away from my son driving me to the hospital.  by Nicholas J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The interesting thing about time is that it can go by in a wink, like life, or it can drag on like some form of ancient water torture, one drop at a time.  I’ve decided to ... Read on »
ICD10 – Struck by a DUCK! by Nicholas J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy For several years something called ICD-9s dominated the healthcare providers’ reimbursement landscape.  It’s how they get paid for treating their patients.  There were 13, ... Read on »
It’s NOT Business; It’s Personal by Nicholas J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Next Gen Sequencing, Pharmacogenomics, the Microbiome, and Integrative Medicine are leading us quickly into the next generation of personalized medicine where you will be ... Read on »
For the Public Good by Nicholas J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy What Does FOR-PROFIT Mean? Last week, a local health system announced an acquisition by a for-profit chain of hospitals.  This article is in no way meant to disparage ... Read on »
Monopoly by Nicholas J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy One definition of a monopoly is “the exclusive control of a commodity or service in a particular market, or a control that makes possible the manipulation of prices.” ... Read on »
Heal with the PILL! by Nicholas J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy   A friend of mine showed me a paper that had been written by a brilliant, young physician.  In the paper she explained that, in her research, she had discovered that ... Read on »
Starting with a CLEAN SLATE by Nicholas J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In the book “Change or DIE” there is a reference to the fact that, when confronted with life altering decisions, about 90% of us make the choice not to change, not because ... Read on »
Things to Expect from Obamacare in 2014 or Not? by Nicholas J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It used to be that we watched NBC, CBS, and ABC for all of our news.  Newsman, Walter Cronkite, was the most trusted human being in the United States.  Then, during the Cl ... Read on »
What I’m Doing In New Jersey by Nicholas J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I have been working to create and grow integrative holistic medicine centers, satellites and programs in New Jersey health systems.  (Integrative refers to evidence-based, ... Read on »
Population Health – Now or NEVER by Nicholas J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy   It’s easy to be a remote dashboard video driver at a NASCAR race when someone else is assuming all of the pressure and risks behind the wheel.  Oftentimes that’s wha ... Read on »
God’s Waiting Room by Nicholas J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Having made about thirty trips to Florida for work over the past two years, I feel as if it is my duty to discuss the inevitable temptation that many of we Northerners wil ... Read on »
Mastering the CHARGE DESCRIPTION MASTER by Nicholas J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Hospital prices have come under seemingly ever increasing scrutiny recently in various forms.  The TIME magazine article by Steven Brill, “The Bitter Pill,” which was a co ... Read on »
Healthy Apps by Nicholas J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I recently saw a rather robust list of apps that apply to your health.  If you don’t know what apps are, you might want to consider reading a different blog, but if, like ... Read on »