Tales of Woe

From my memorable quotes pile: Harried caregiver: What are we supposed to do next? Instructions from doctors, just getting through the day, plus dealing with bureaucracy? My word, I’m so overwhelmed. Everybody thinks their thing is the most important. Can’t … Continue reading

Personal Health Goals

  As a person with MS, I’ve written that my personal health goals are to progress as slowly as possible and do nothing that will mess with my pathological optimism. People I talk with about personal health goals say it’s … Continue reading

Michelle, We Miss You Already

I suffered through the inauguration. Michelle Obama looked heartbroken. I’m heartbroken. Rather than feel hopeless or angry or terrified,¬† I’m appreciating every act of patriotism I see each day. Patriotism is making your country stronger, making your community stronger. What … Continue reading

Once Again – Stranger in a Strange Land

I spoke with a friend this week who felt like a stranger in a strange land. She’s recently moved to a community with almost no experience with Muslims, people from West Africa, or with those with chronic pain from a … Continue reading

Superpower: Opening our hearts

I’m scared but not shocked. The level of disappointment so many people feel about their lives profoundly saddens me. I should have more. I would have more if it weren’t for others – all sorts of others. Feelings of injustice … Continue reading

Standard Health Record

I’m on vacation this week. A Blues Cruise. Heard two bands with bari saxes already – Los Lobos and Selwin Birchwood. Today, I’ll try to join the Pro-Amateur JAM. So just a quick post: Last week I was invited to … Continue reading

Community/Technology Partnerships @ Health 2.0

I’m a technology nerd and early adopter while also a profound technology skeptic.¬† My heart sings when communities of people solve problems that matter to them and theirs and then look for technology partners to automate and share their solutions. … Continue reading

An Experiment of One

I was discharged after bypass surgery with 26 pages of instructions. I was just concerned about getting home. My dad lives alone on the other coast. He takes 11 medications from 4 different providers. At least one gives him a … Continue reading

The Minnow Who Thought He was the Ocean – corrected

[Thanks to readers who let me know that the post was missing something – the first paragraph] Have I written about the Quadruple Aim of healthcare? 1. Improving the patient experience of care, 2. Improving the health of populations, 3. … Continue reading

The Minnow Who Thinks He’s the Ocean

  Have I written about the Quadruple Aim of healthcare? 1. Improving the patient experience of care, 2. Improving the health of populations, 3. Reducing the per capita cost of health care, and 4. Improving the work life of clinicians … Continue reading