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

Consulo Indicium

June 27th, 2016 | No comments

Information for your Consideration… It’s As Bad As Zika and Ebola!  It’s Called “The Opioid Crisis” – Sometimes the crisis of the moment which seems to dominate the new cycle of the media relates more to public events and figures that are “out front” in the attention of the American public.  While Johnny Manziel – the […]

June 27th, 2016 | No comments

Ideas and thoughts on how care delivery can be transformed… The Pricing Of Health Care Insurance Plans – As usual, it seems that organizations all over the country are engaged in the ongoing discussions related to the price of health care insurance.  It’s a topic that doesn’t go away despite all of the changes we’ve […]

Article Of The Week

June 27th, 2016 | No comments

Information for your Consideration… “The Unseen” is one of those lay articles that you must read.  It is from June 20, 2016 issue of The New Yorker.  It discusses the search by a group of microbiologists for the answer to the Great Plate Count Anomaly – where many, many plated bacteria simply do not grow […]

The Weekly Whisk

June 27th, 2016 | No comments

Musings from a foodie… We were down on the panhandle of Florida last week and a friend invited us to dinner.  Bijoux [* * * ] is located on US Highway 98 near the wonderful white sand beaches of Destin.  The beach was great and Bijoux was quite good.  It combined the Southern hospitality with Cajun/Creole […]

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

June 27th, 2016 | No comments

The ongoing saga…  The Great –  There’s hope!!!  Kenneth Shinozuka – a 17 year old inventor – has developed a wearable sensor (= Safewander) that alerts caregivers when individuals get out of bed.  It’s the beginning of “telecare” where technology can be used to engage family members in helping to care for their loved ones […]

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

June 1st, 2016 | No comments

The ongoing saga…  The Good – Finally, some members of the Republican party are putting out some specifics on changes they would propose as part of their healthcare plans.  Let’s hope there is more to come…  The Bad – The Republican nominee for President has yet to weigh in with any type of proposal at […]

The Weekly Whisk – A Week Of Greek Culinary Delights

June 1st, 2016 | No comments

Musings from a foodie… I just returned from my annual sojourn to Greece.  As usual, the trip was well worth the time away as I reacquainted myself with myself.  Not only did I gravitate away from work for a short period of time, I also became focused on the moment in time or right now.  […]