Ten Years in Medicine

On May 9, 2018, just after 8PM, I marked the end of my first decade as a doctor. Without question, the past ten years have challenged both my technical and diagnostic skills… for what either are worth.  I’ve had to irreparably bend a pair of iris forceps to cannulate an impossibly small infant’s impossibly small […]

Technology and Humanity in Medicine

A few more thoughts on the intersection of #technology and #humanity in #medicine – we need to amp the volume on this conversation to turn the corner and reach the transformative potential of #analytics and #AI in #healthcare!

Modern Healthcare Commentary

Excited to share my thoughts this week with Modern Healthcare on the intersection of analytics, technology, and humanity in healthcare: When we strip away everything in healthcare that humans do not absolutely have to do, all that remains is the raw humanity ingrained in person-to-person interactions. Better technology CAN thus both enable and expand our […]

March Metric Madness

While others spend the month taking in NCAA’s March Madness, as a self-proclaimed Quality Nerd I was truly fortunate to spend a day in DC focused instead on Metric Madness.  I was invited to Washington by Peggy O’Kane and her core team from NCQA, the group known for (among other things) driving value in healthcare […]

Deriving the Prescriptive Analytics Function

While Gartner’s 2017 Healthcare Provider Hype Cycle still places most prescriptive analytics solutions on the rising-to-peaking portion of the curve, not all “prescriptive” analytics are created equal.  In fact, I’d argue that providers who aren’t engaged in some way in this highest quadrant of the analytics maturity model are leaving significant improvements in quality, efficiency, […]

Rings of Prometheus

This is Prometheus, a Pinus longaeva thought to be the oldest living thing when he was felled 1964.  At nearly 5,000 years old, the rings in Prometheus’ massive trunk tell the story of a bristlecone pine whose life stretched from the end of the bronze age through the beginning of the space age.  Thick rings […]

It’s Time to Believe in Each Other Again

As 2017 draws to a close, authors across the nation will spill their ink recapping the year as one of great polarization.  Today’s vocabulary is replete with extremes, as paid political operatives from the left, right, center and sidelines all declare these to be the worst, most divisive, most challenging times anyone has ever faced. […]