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Payment for treatment and services recognize quality (best health), support improvement and reward stakeholders for the process and outcomes of best health. @PatientVoices @S4PM @pccdsln @caregiving #hcldr The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation's top public health agencies and departments from using a list of seven words or phrases."vulnerable," "entitlement," "diversity," "transgender," "fetus," "evidence-based" and "science-based.

I like this keeping track of my gut instinct success rate. Mine's fair.

In 1984 I read Tom Peters' book 'A Passion for Excellence.' Changed my life and career. Shifted from student of personal health to student of org health. @tom_peters won the 2017 Jack Covert award! Congratulations, Tom! #hcldr @S4PM @ACHonline @wegohealth

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A Vision of Paying for Value

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Fibro Mama – Book Review

Fibro Mama: Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia by Melissa Reynolds Odd, isn't it? A book review about pregnancy and pain by a guy! Well, I'm a dad, an Opa (grandpa), registered nurse,…

As an action catalyst, I empower people traveling together toward best health (people as patients, caregivers, parents, clinicians, direct care staff, communities, and the people that support them). I wear many hats in healthcare:

  • Patient with Multiple Sclerosis
  • Care partner for several family members’ end-of-life journeys
  • Nurse for 40+ years
  • Informaticist
  • QI leader
  • Husband, Father, Opa, Musician

I specialize in patient/ caregiver/ clinician/ community relationships and the intersection between technology and the health journey.