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Goal Play! hits 10K by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I just received notice that Goal Play! has sold 10,000 copies.  I am honored that so many people have read and enjoyed these leadership lessons and recommended the b ... Read on »
2014 Sepsis Heroes by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I was so pleased to be invited by Dr. Jim O'Brien to participate in the Sepsis Alliance 2014 Sepsis Heroes ceremony in New York City.  Here are the awardees Laura M ... Read on »
SBIRT fights alcohol abuse by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Last year, I wrote about the college drinking phenomenon known as Thirsty Thursday and pointed out that a significant percentage of Emergency Room patients at St. Elizabet ... Read on »
A bit harsh on Minute Clinics by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I really admire Shannon Brownlee, but I have to take issue with the parts of her Providence Journal article in which she takes CVS to task for running Minute Clinics in th ... Read on »
The third golden handshake by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Blue Cross Blue Shield has, in some respects, been a leader in Massachusetts in pursuing the agenda to bend the health care cost curve.  But the company has a blind spot w ... Read on »
Privileged parking by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I don't want to appear to be nitpicking, but sometimes the decisions that are made by health care people are indicative of underlying problems--or just obliviousness.  ... Read on »
Sepsis Heroes by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Will you be in New York City on Thursday evening, September 18?  Please join us for Sepsis Heroes . Sepsis Alliance is hosting its 3rd annual Celebration of Sepsis ... Read on »
Turning Turtle -- Is this how doctors are socialized? by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Here's another short excerpt from a draft of a book--Turning Turtle--being written by my friend and colleague.  As I described below , Samuel Jay Keyser--Professor of Ling ... Read on »
Turning Turtle -- Tribute to the EMTs by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy My friend and colleague Samuel Jay Keyser--Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus) at MIT--writes of a recent incident that left him severely injured and experiencing the ... Read on »
A terrible burden imposed on doctors by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Please take a look at this short video from Danielle Ofri, author of What Doctors Feel. A perceptive quote from her "As doctors, if we fail, it’s not something outside ... Read on »
A son's legacy by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Here's a short video featuring Patty Skolnik in which she explains how the tragic death of her son led to her engagement in helping clinicians learn how to help patien ... Read on »
Experts file in Court: The proposed AG-PHS settlement is flawed by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Following my earlier post about comments from an FTC official , please see a bit more on the proposed agreement between the Massachusetts Attorney General and Partners Hea ... Read on »
Once competition is gone, it's gone by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Here's something for the two Attorney General candidates in Massachusetts to ponder, some recent statements from Martin Gaynor, the director of the Bureau of Economics at ... Read on »
It Ain't Necessarily So by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy There's an elegant article at Medscape by Christopher Labos called "It Ain't Necessarily So: Why Much of the Medical Literature Is Wrong." Key points: Given a statistic ... Read on »
Robots around Le Monde by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I present this view from France courtesy of patient safety and quality expert Michael Millenson , who saw a copy of Le Monde while in Europe.  Rough translation:  Ro ... Read on »
No more treading water, on WIHI by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Madge Kaplan notes Hi there, The next WIHI broadcast —  Tread Water No More! Making Sense of Patient Experience Data  — will take place on Thursday, September 11, fr ... Read on »
Thanks, Don by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The votes are in, and Don Berwick did not succeed in his quest to obtain the Democratic nomination for Governor.  While this is surely a disappointment to Don, his fam ... Read on »
Must things be the way they are? by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Something to think about as you make your election day choices.  Which candidates are most likely to ask why things must be the way they are? Refusing to be intimidate ... Read on »
The technology proliferation story that's not often told by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Gary Schwitzer puts into perspective the issue surrounding the desire of Ashya King's family for the child to have proton beam therapy.  Excerpts In all of this, there is ... Read on »
How not to write a headline by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Headline writing is an art and hard to do well.  Some headline writers, though, fall into the trap of just reading the lede and then presenting us with a misleading tag to ... Read on »