Blog post written by Pritpal S Tamber   In this post, I am reproducing a chapter from The Alpine Review by Charles Leadbeater. He argues that creating the health systems of tomorrow will mean learning from the developing world, so-called reverse-innovation. He also argues...

  Kay-Eron-Mobility   A Q&A With Dr. Mark Blatt by Kay Eron   Mobile technology and its potential impact on healthcare is a hot topic, and for good reason. With new sensors, medical devices and end-to-end solutions constantly being unveiled as the “next big thing,” the growing focus on technology is understandable. While mobile technology is key to improving anytime, anywhere access to care and reducing costs, personalized care, better patient outcomes and a new model of care will always rely on a personal and collaborative relationship between doctor and patient. Recently, I sat down with Dr. Mark Blatt, a family physician and early adopter of technology prior to becoming Intel’s Worldwide Medical Director, to get his unique perspective on mobile device innovation, the patient-doctor experience and the potential impact on a new model of care.

    Post written by Nancy Cappello, Ph.D.   I was on-deck at the set of Better Connecticut in June, 2014 getting ready to discuss, yet again, my dense breasts and the Mission of Are You Dense, Inc. to promote our upcoming MusicFest Fundraiser. Multitasking as usual, I...

    Blog post written by Andy DeLao   Process improvement. The 80 / 20 rule. 6 Sigma. Lean. Defects. Waste. Efficiency. Output. Production. Value added. Automation. Productivity. Workflow. Capacity Management. Quality. Access. Costs. Scale. I have noticed over the past few years that as...

    Post written by Casey Quinlan   I’ve spent a good portion on the healthcare equivalent of the political stump – called the “rubber chicken circuit” in political circles. Thankfully, there was no actual rubber chicken served during these sojourns, although there was...

    Post written by Susan Mazer, Ph.D.   Can listening to the wrong type of music cause accidents or medical errors? The Israeli Daily paper Haartetz reported this week that Warren Brodsky, Director of Music Psychology in the Department of the Arts at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,...

    Post written by Ron Amodeo   When it comes to innovation, large companies are great at getting better. But can they ever become different?   The story of the watermelon is the story of any large, successful company. From small beginnings in tropical Africa more than four...

  5 Telltale signs the doctor-patient relationship needs marriage counceling   Post written by Casey Quinlan   The healthcare system is all about building patient engagement lately.Which makes me ask: if we get to engagement, will we ever get married? And if we do … will we wind up needing marriage counseling? Short answer: we already need marriage counseling, and we’re not even officially engaged yet. Herewith is the evidence that the doctor (and health system)-patient relationship needs marriage counseling, adapted from a post on YourTango.com by life & relationship coach Debra Smouse.