Exploring Human Potential

God Speed, Chick Koop!

C. Everett Koop was born in 1917, three years after my father. Both men were consummate and courageous physicians in the best sense of the word. By this I mean three things: 1) They were completely dedicated to their patients, so dedicated that their families sacrificed in many large and small ways to assure that […]

The Devil Is In The Details: Grappling With ACO’s

Mike Magee In a recent piece, “American Exceptionalism and The Affordable Care Act”, I layed out an optimistic view of the legislation’s potential. I did also state however that “Of course, this is a work in progress. We face many challenges and unintended consequences ahead that, once revealed, will need to be addressed. At the […]

Brain Mapping, Singularity and John Ross

John Ross Mike Magee I’ve been interested in the study of change for many years, especially as it impacts the quality of leadership in societies. It was a central differentiator in my early description of positive leadership (change is exploration and future visioning) versus negative leadership (change is fear and reinforcing the status-quo).(1) Recently though […]

Optimizing Home Health Care: Enhanced Value and Improved Outcomes

Steven Landers MD, MPH I am excited to let you know about the publication of a supplement to Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine called “Optimizing Home Health Care: Enhanced Value and Improved Outcomes.” See links below. This indexed and peer reviewed journal supplement has several articles outlining innovative concepts and approaches in home care. Physicians […]

How Digital Technology Can Personalize Healthcare

Ralph Snyderman, M.D. ORIGINAL SOURCE: HUFFPOST HEALTHY LIVING – February 18, 2013 “Digital technology has transformed virtually all aspects of how we live, and now it’s ready to revolutionize health care. In The Creative Destruction of Medicine, Dr. Eric Topal makes a convincing argument that the digital revolution will deconstruct how health care is delivered. For […]

Plan B, The Pope, and Other Controversies Re-Visited

Mike Magee This week the Pope announced he will resign. Surprise. And President Obama’s carefully crafted solution to require funding by health insurance plans (including those sponsored by Catholic institutions) of birth control pills was met with the Catholic Bishops’ cold shoulder.(1) No surprise there.  In spite of the fact that 98% of Catholic women […]

All We Need Is “Ren”.

Mike Magee As a Boomer who hit 65 last month, there is something in the air these days that is reminiscent of the 1960’s. Back then, there was a very public and sharp divide over Civil Rights and the Vietnam war that brought our country to a boiling point and provided the high powered octane […]

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