I have previously written about HealthInsight and to a lesser extent myself being a "change agent". A change agent from my perspective is a person and/or organization that aggressively challenges the status quo in health care to drive transformation, while at the same time understanding the world in which health care providers and organizations function.
The art and science of change management is complex, and the...Read more
I was always curious about finding the best and most efficient ways of using and disseminating quality and cost data, and this has been the focus of my work for the last 10 years. We first started public reporting efforts in New Mexico 12 years ago with our statewide Takes on Diabetes coalition with health plans. In 2010 we received funding from the Robert Wood...Read more
My father raised me to have a love for baseball. He made sure I knew each of the Los Angeles Dodgers by name and jersey number, and by the age of seven, he made sure I could play the game. When I was first learning we never bothered with the tee; he would pitch to me and coach me after every swing. He pitched and...Read more
When I speak to students I relay the story of graduating from nursing school in the mid-70's and the faculty telling us we were going into a new health care system, it had been fixed-managed care was the answer. Well now 40+ years later I am saying my career has been focused on improving and fixing health care, and guess what we are not there...Read more