Healthcare Musings Archive

In each issue of Healthcare Musings we will strive to bring readers concise and useful ideas about healthcare, healthcare technology, and the elusive quest for talent...or as we like to think of it: "the human element of success."  Our staff's thoughts will be augmented by contributing authors, individuals with interesting perspectives to share.

Please enjoy browsing earlier Healthcare Musings articles ...

Winter 2014-15:
Customer Pull vs. Product Push: Necessary But Not Easy
by Ed Meyercord, co-founder & CEO, Critical Alert System

Winter 2013:
Even Perfect Interoperability Won't Do the Trick
by Nesim Bildirici, President & CEO, AMC Health

October 2013:
The Real Risk of Search
by Jim Gibson, President, Gibson Consultants

September 2013:
Are Hospitals Fortresses? Getting A New Healthcare Solution to Market
by Jim Evans, CEO, Socrates Analytics

August 2013:
On-Demand Healthcare
by David McCann, President and CEO, Varolii

July 2013:
HIPAA vs Open HIT Systems
by Graham Barnes, Entrepreneur and CEO

June 2013:
Interoperability? Not without Standards
by Chuck Parker, Executive Director, Continua Health Alliance

May 2013:
Value-based Purchasing: What Hospitals and Health Systems Need to Know Now to Manage Their Medicare Dollars
by Jyoti Kamal, PH.D., President and Chief Data Scientist of Health Care DataWorks, Inc.

April 2013:
Health Reform and hie on steroids
by Shannah Koss, President, Koss on Care, LLC

March 2013:
Let’s Stop Paying Homage to Evidence-Based Medicine
by Rick Lee, CEO, Healthrageous, Inc.

February 2013:
Taking Patient Care Outside the Exam Room with Technology
by Scott Zimmerman, President, TeleVox Software, Inc.

January 2013:
The Swinging Pendulum of the Primary Care Practice
by Nathaniel Findlay, CEO,  Hello Health

December 2012:
Engagement Doesn't Have to Be So Elusive; Employers Can Lead the Way
by Frank Hone, Managing Director,  Healthcentric Partners, Inc.

November 2012:
The Coming Tsunami in Healthcare
by David Winn, M.D., FAAFP, Founder, Chairman of the Board, e-MDs, Inc.

October 2012:
Low Hanging Fruit
by Jim Gibson, President, Gibson Consultants

September 2012:
Maybe the Elephants Really Can Dance!
by David A. Jones, Jr., Chairman and Managing Director, Chrysalis Ventures

August 2012:
The Future of Healthcare - What Does it Look Like?
by Donald Jones, Vice President, Global Strategy and Market Development, Qualcomm Life

July 2012:
So, How Did You Sleep Last Night?
by Kym S. Wambold, Vice President of Business Development, American HomePatient®

June 2012:
Doctor Who?
by Alexandra Drane, Founder, Chief Visionary Officer and Chairman, Eliza Corporation

May 2012:
A Plea to All Men
by Jim Gibson, President, Gibson Consultants

April 2012:
Collaborative Workflows: An Economic Imperative for Thriving in an Era of Payment Reform
by Mark Blatt, M.D., Worldwide Medical Director, Intel Corporation

March 2012:
Radiologists: Adapt or Face the Consequences
by Richard Toren, Chairman and President of CodeRyte, Inc.

February 2012:
Integrated Endoscopy: The Promise of Freeing Patient Data
by David Guy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Envisionier Medical Technologies, Inc.

January 2012:
"Fourth Dimensional Thinking"
by Mark Tomaino, Senior Industry Executive, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

December 2011:
Empowering Consumers to Manage their Health and Healthcare
by Mike Critelli, CEO, Dossia Service Corporation

November 2011:
The Most Important Thing a CEO Must Do - Part Two
by Jim Gibson, President, Gibson Consultants

October 2011:
The Most Important Thing a CEO Must Do - Part One
by Jim Gibson, President, Gibson Consultants

September 2011:
Unleash Your Star Power: Using Data Analytics to Improve Medicare Advantage Star Rating
by Mike Coyne, President, Verisk Health, a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics

August 2011:
Five Things Healthcare IT Can Learn from Facebook
by Albert Santalo, President and CEO, CareCloud

July 2011:
The Second Coming of Healthcare Information Technology
by Lisa Suennen, Founder and Managing Member, Psilos Group

June 2011:
Re-inventing HL7 for True Interoperability
by Eliot Muir, CEO, iNTERFACEWARE

May 2011:
Data Security in Healthcare: How Bad is it?
by Michael (Mac) H. McMillan, CEO, CynergisTek, Inc.

April 2011:
The ACO Buy/Build Decision
by Cathy Cather, Principal, Cather Consulting

March 2011:
CEO Wanted: Read Before Applying
by Jim Gibson, President, Gibson Consultants

February 2011:
Seize the Day
by John Moran, VP, Schwartz Communications
Reprinted from HCM February 2010, with permission of the author

January 2011:
It's 2011 ... What's Next for Health IT?
by H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, President and CEO, HIMSS

December 2010 - Special Edition:
Time is Ticking: Make Marketing & Public Relations Count
by Jodi Amendola, CEO, Amendola Communications

December 2010:
Through the Payor IT Looking Glass
by Ray Falci, Managing Director, New York, Cain Brothers

November 2010:
The Coming Tsunami in Healthcare
by David Winn, M.D., FAAFP, Founder, Chairman of the Board, e-MDs, Inc.

October 2010:
Avoiding "The Stall"
by Jim Gibson, President, Gibson Consultants

September 2010:
Health Reform: What We've Learned in Massachusetts
by Ian Duncan, President and Founder, Solucia Consulting, a SCIOinspire company

August 2010:
With Hindsight and Forethought - Becoming an Accountable Care Organization
by Nancy Ham, President & CEO, Medventive, Inc. 

July 2010:
The Day Music Changed the World
by Jim Gibson, President, Gibson Consultants 

June 2010:
What's Not Being Said About ICD-10
by Tori Sullivan, Chair, HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force and Healthcare Manager, Capgemini

May 2010:
Are EHRs Realistic for the Small Practice?
by Ryan Howard, Chairman and CEO, Practice Fusion

April 2010:
Payments to Providers - Still Mired in Paper
by Dan Chavez, EVP, Payformance

March 2010:
The Myth of the "A Player"
by Jim Gibson, President, Gibson Consultants

February 2010:
Seize the Day
by John Moran, VP, Schwartz Communications

January 2010:
Surfing, Swimming or Drowning: Making the Most of the Coming Wave of Clinical Data
by Richard Noffsinger, CEO, Anvita Health™

December 2009:
The Peace of Invulnerability
by Jim Gibson, President, Gibson Consultants

November 2009:
Market Changes = Payor Challenges
by Ray Desrochers, COO, HealthEdge

October 2009 - SPECIAL EDITION 
Cost, Quality & Alignment: A Step-Wise Plan to Reform and Transform Healthcare
Published by Psilos Group, September 24, 2009

October 2009:
Why Can't My Software Talk to My Other Software?
by Philippe d'Offay, CEO, pMDsoft

September 2009:
3 Billion Here, 10 Billion There ... Pretty Soon You're Talking Real Money 
by John Shagoury, President, Nuance Healthcare

August 2009:
What's in It for Me?
by Evan Steele, CEO, SRSsoft

July 2009:
Calling All Entrepreneurs
by Ransom Parker, Senior Healthcare IT Executive 

June 2009:
"Our People Are Our Greatest Asset," said the CEO
by Jim Gibson, President, Gibson Consultants

May 2009:
Oh, Right, That Detail 
by Gus Gardner, President and COO, QualityMetric

April 2009:
Living through History 
by Jim Gibson, President, Gibson Consultants

March 2009:
Who Will Do the Work? 
by Don Fallati, Acting SVP of Marketing at Amkai

February 2009:
Healthcare Reform Under our Noses? 
by Ken Yale, DDS, JD

 

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