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Remembering 9/11: Islands of Common Stewardship

Mike Magee Each year, the memories of 9/11 offer the opportunity to reflect on the principles that guide our human populations in the direction of good and evil. Several years after the event, I delivered an address that laid out a philosophy of leadership grounded in lessons learned that day. Here is the address.

TECHMANITY: What it is and why it matters.

Mike Magee Techmanity: The humanistic application of technology to health care delivery. That is the meaning I applied to this invented term in 2008.(1) The original intent was to counterbalance the argument that information technology would have a dehumanizing effect on caring relationships in health care.(2) Five years later, Techmanity is in full bloom, hyper-amplified […]

In 2013, Expect Hyper-Acceleration in Health Technology.

Mike Magee We’ve been tracking mega-trends in health care for some time now.(1)  And as I’ve said before, while it is easy to predict where these trends will lead, it is more difficult to pinpoint the moment those changes will actualize. Whether it is aging demographics, consumer empowerment, or health technology, all signs point to […]

New Year’s Resolution: Do Not Forget The Children Of Newtown, CT.

Mike Magee On December 30, 2012, President Obama stated that the day a gunman killed 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., was the “worst day of my presidency.” Clearly his visit to Newtown, CT was for him a call to action. He immediately established a task force under the direction of Vice President Biden to bring […]

America’s Children Succumb To “The Great Oppressor” Writ Large

MEMORIAL: WEST HARTFORD, CT 12/16/12 Mike Magee Sunday night, while attending the Memorial above in my home town, I wondered, “Did we as a nation do all that was possible to avoid the disaster in Newtown, CT?” Clearly no. A second question: “Do the issues of what we didn’t do – manage our guns, manage […]

Why Paper Towels Are Better Than Air Drying In Public Restrooms.

Mike Magee While you wouldn’t know it from the weather on the Eastern seaboard, it’s flu season. The CDC sounded the alert this week that the season has started early.(1) The main three strands are pretty severe, they say, and the flu vaccine is effective against the main culprits. Beyond getting a vaccine, most Americans […]

Cliff Hanging: The Future of Norquist, Rubio, and Medical Science Leadership.

Mike Magee As we have seen over the past few days, there are pledges and there are pledges. It appears that Republican leaders’ allegiance to their country (in the face of the impending fiscal cliff) is winning out over their allegiance to Grover Norquist. But the problem is bigger than money or tax policy. And […]

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