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Where Will Your PD+C Break?

February 21, 2014


According to SquareTrade, a warranty company, broken smart phones have cost Americans $13 billion over the past five years.  Of those accidents leading to phone death, over half most recently occurred in the home. Along with SquareTrade’s data, Fast Company included a graphic in a recent issue that showed where our latest iPhone or Android home-based […]

Are You In or Out?

February 12, 2014


“I mean, say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it’s an ethos.”  Walter Sobchak to The Dude in The Big Lebowski I think busy professionals, especially experienced ones, feel like new business ideas are trendy (look at the business best seller list), and if you somehow fall for the […]

Healthcare: Where the Cool Kids Hang

February 10, 2014


Healthcare is the place to be.  Want proof? Healthcare is adapting retail concepts to help solve way finding problems, so says the Wall Street Journal.  A hospital as hip as an airport or mall?! Healthcare, and wellness, are a #1 venture capital target for disruptive innovation and entrepreneurial investment—especially outsiders. Healthcare is interesting enough to […]

Outside Leadership Welcome in HC, Finally

February 6, 2014


In my opinion, the Advisory Board promulgated one of the most important articles on healthcare in the past five years last week.  The article in question was titled “Hospital CEO Wanted:  No Healthcare Experience Needed“. The promise, not premise, of this article is: healthcare now has an appetite for ideas outside its industry.  Furthermore, these […]

Highlights of HC Leader Predictions

February 3, 2014


The final 2013 issue of Medical Construction + Design offered some “predictions” by healthcare leaders on “thoughts on the facility of tomorrow”.  Although these are more wish list items than true predictions, there are some truisms and good ideas buried in here: Better air flow to prevent spreading infectious diseases It is surprising how few […]