I like to think I have an analytical mind. I've built a career in accounting and finance, with side interests in technology and programming, and I've worked with health-related organizations for a number of years. Given that context, what I'm about to share may come as a surprise.
Daily meditation has had a greater impact on my wellbeing than any pharmaceutical drug or diagnostic test. It...Read more
On Oct. 6-8, HealthInsight held our annual Board of Directors Retreat in beautiful Deer Valley, Utah. The meetings brought together board members and leadership from our four state-based affiliates in Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah, along with our two End-Stage Renal Disease Network affiliates in Southern California and the Northwest. Two main threads wove together the variety of presentations, panels and discussions: value in...Read more
As the CIO for HealthInsight, I'm often researching new tools and technology to help keep our organization secure. The further immersed in health care data research I become the more I hear the following words repeated over and over: data management, interoperability and security. Nobody wants to become the next news story about a security breach or data exposure, and with ever increasing public scrutiny...Read more
Fifty years ago this summer (1966), the federal Medicare program was born. For the very first time, guaranteed health insurance coverage and benefits were in place for seniors 65 and older. To date, nearly 140 million Americans–retired or disabled–have relied on the retirement security and benefits of Medicare. Few would disagree that this program has blessed the lives of our parents/grandparents and markedly reduced the...Read more