Being trained in family medicine and working as a primary care doctor is a privilege. One of my mentors, Dr. Marc Babitz, used to say, “Family physicians can take care of 90 percent of what walks through the door, and we know what to do with the other 10 percent.” Making sure excellent care is delivered, documented, reimbursed and that patients get a satisfying medical...Read more
Several years ago I wrote about how technology can help support innovation and recognized that it can also be a “disruptive force” for processes and communication. That hasn’t changed. I’m now beginning to witness and directly experience how collaboration supports innovation.
With the recent merger of HealthInsight and Qualis Health, the Information Services Team is going through another period of explosive growth with new infrastructure, new...Read more
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Zimbabwe and South Africa to observe a close friend and colleague work with local health leaders to improve HIV treatment. I was able to attend the last day of a learning session where awards were given to teams. It was an invigorating experience for me to observe the pure joy and exuberance the teams showed as they were...Read more
On Jan. 12 of this year, my mother Donna celebrated her 80th birthday. Frankly, she didn’t think she was going to make it. Not because she suffers from a chronic disease or because she has been ill recently. Her mother, Helen, passed away at 79 after falling and breaking her hip. Grandma Helen was hospitalized after her fall and, well, she never left that hospital...Read more