Applying Tech Innovation Perpetually

Applying Tech Innovation Perpetually

Posted by  | Technological Innovation

I’ve written before about the awe-inspiring pace at which technology creates extraordinary new possibilities in our lives—from the incredible speed with which we now communicate to how we can tap veritable seas of quick services and information at any moment. We see the benefits in the health care world, too—whether this is in how we harness(...)

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Work Is a Battlefield?

Work Is a Battlefield?

Posted by  | Values

Conflict at work—whether with others or yourself—is inevitable. But how we choose to deal with it can be the difference between prolonged pain and the freedom to move forward with what’s important. In a Wall Street Journal article, writer Sue Shallenbarger says that the trick is in choosing “which battles to go to war over.”(...)

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The Wakeup Call in Baltimore

The Wakeup Call in Baltimore

Posted by  | Helping Our Communities

As the unrest in Baltimore over the tragic death of Freddie Gray is starting to subside, the systemic problems that plague our city are once again laid bare for the nation and the world to see. Such problems are certainly nothing new for the underserved people of Baltimore and similar places where economic and social(...)

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What’s the Most Trusted Brand in Health and Wellness?

What’s the Most Trusted Brand in Health and Wellness?

Posted by  | Healthcare Trends

Our department recently conducted a nationwide poll asking 12,300 people what they think is the most trusted brand for health and wellness. We then posed this same question to Johns Hopkins Medicine employees. Interestingly, the responses were quite different for the two groups, though there were some similarities. Nearly 50 percent of the national consumers who responded(...)

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Are multitaskers asking for it?

Are multitaskers asking for it?

Posted by  | Values

Now for a pet peeve. I can’t stand when people constantly check email during small group meetings. There. I said it. We’re all busy people, I know. But chronically looking at your phone in small meetings where a discussion is taking place shows a lack of respect for the people who are actually present. Do you(...)

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What People Want: Clarity

What People Want: Clarity

Posted by  | Advancing Healthcare Communications

I spend a lot of time in meetings where health-care-specific terms are the norm. Bench to bedside, coordination of care, population health and medical destination all come to mind. While people in the industry may know what these phrases mean, it’s entirely possible that crucial staff members who are less involved in communicating the business(...)

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