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Quote of the Week, Vol. 2, Issue 11

May 25th, 2012 | No comments

“Gridlock is not an acceptable option when the debt is growing faster than the economy.  We don’t need a consensus.  No, we need a deal … and, there’s a growing necessity to cut a deal.” Alice Rivlin, Former Director for the Office of Management and Budget in comments at the Brookings Institute on healthcare and […]

The Most Important Thing to do this Week, Vol. 2, Issue 11

May 25th, 2012 | No comments

You’ve got to follow-up on this one … The Best Video I’ve Seen In A Long Time – Nancy Lorenzi, Ph.D. of Vanderbilt University who sits on my AMIA Board of Directors introduced me to a YouTube video featuring Simon Sinek at a recent TED Conference. The video is titled “Start with Why?” Sinek challenges […]

Consulo Indicium, Vol. 2, Issue 11

May 25th, 2012 | No comments

Information for your Consideration… Obesity: The Looming Crisis in America – The Institute of Medicine of the National Academe (IOM) recently released a 478-page report, Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation that directly challenges the notion that obesity results from a lack of willpower on the part of individuals. The […]

HIEs: Where Do We Go From Here? Vol. 2, Issue 11

May 25th, 2012 | No comments

The state of the Health Information Exchange initiative and why some states are moving forward while others are not. In March of 2010, the 50 states and 6 eligible territories and qualified State Designated Entities (SDE) received funding totaling nearly $550 million from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) to begin the arduous task […]

Knowledge Management and Clinical Decision Support, Vol. 2, Issue 11

May 25th, 2012 | No comments

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality released its report last week related to clinical decision support, a cornerstone for enabling Electronic Health Record (EHR) capability.  Last week, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released its report entitled:  Enabling Health Care Decision-making Through Clinical Decision Support and Knowledge Management. The report effectively singles […]

The Weekly Whisk, Vol. 2, Issue 11

May 25th, 2012 | No comments

Musings from a foodie… If you have the chance to visit downtown Chicago and you favor seafood, you should definitely consider Catch 35 [ ].  I enjoyed it so much that I actually went there two nights in a row.  First, the seafood is selected every morning and is absolutely fresh.  You can start with […]

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Vol. 2, Issue 11

May 25th, 2012 | No comments

The ongoing saga … The Good – The work of basic scientists like Christopher Walsh, M.D., Ph.D. at Children’s Hospital Boston  is a daily occurrence in American medicine where dedicated healthcare professionals work on solving problems that face families around the world.  Dr. Walsh is focused on rare genetic brain disorders of children. We need […]