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Bi-monthly newsletter offering thoughts and analysis of real changes needed for healthcare transformation.

Quote(s) Of The Week

May 15th, 2017 | No comments

“It’s one of the widest spread attacks we’ve ever seen. We’re entering an age known as cyber-insecurity. There’s going to be a huge response from the public now that doctors and hospitals are being affected, there is going to be a huge shift in how people think about this.” Michael Balboni, President of Redland Strategies, […]

Readings And Such To Consider

May 15th, 2017 | No comments

Books and Articles worth a Review…  First, this is not a reading.  Rather, In the relatively short time he’s served as our Pontiff, Pope Francis has had a fairly significant impact on the thinking in the world.  He’s clearly moving to shift the Catholic Church in new, less conservative directions.  It is within that context […]

Consulo Indicium

May 15th, 2017 | No comments

Information for your Consideration…  A Wake Up Call? – Some of us have been predicting the events of May 12th for a long time.  While the damage assessment is pending as of this writing, it appears that the hacker attack was not as damaging as it could have been.  In fact, it appeared at first […]

The Weekly Whisk

May 15th, 2017 | No comments

Musings from a foodie… Just north of Boston near the sea coast is a farmstead – Applecrest Farm which opened a Bistro a number of years ago.  When you travel there, you traverse through the countryside along rural, tree-lined roads until you finally come to the farm.  Applecrest Farm Bistro [ * * * *] is […]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

May 15th, 2017 | No comments

The ongoing saga…  The Great – Brazil announced this past week that the Zika virus is no longer an official public health crisis where the number of cases in 2017 has been reduced by 95% from 2016. The Good – Coffee, Coffee, Coffee (See above note!)  The Bad – The cyber-attacks on the health care community […]

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

July 26th, 2016 | No comments

The ongoing saga…  The Good – The Republican and Democrat conventions have come and just about gone.  Now we can focus on the final campaign.  Hopefully, we’ll start to talk about policy and directions rather than just personalities  The Bad – The ongoing violence that seems to be a more endemic problem throughout the world […]

Quote(s) Of The Week

June 27th, 2016 | No comments

“If you live in the Republican conference … I don’t think Jesus could get everyone to agree on everything.” Rep. Phil Roe, MD (R-Tenn.), a physician member of the US House of Representatives who has been an active participant in the Republican task force meetings leading up to the release of the Ryan Health Reform Plan  “I’m […]