Innovation

Why Can’t We Move Faster to Impact Health and Wellness?

Why Can’t We Move Faster to Impact Health and Wellness?

Posted by  | Technology

I’ve written before about how data and technology are constantly reshaping nearly every aspect of our lives—including our health care. And, Apple’s recent open-source software ResearchKit and CareKit are just two examples of the powerful tools that are being realized by today’s brightest technologists and medical minds. Some of the world’s most renowned medical institutions(...)

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At What Price?

At What Price?

Posted by  | Work-Life Balance

By now, most of you have surely read or heard about the controversial New York Times article about Amazon’s workplace culture, along with the ensuing article from the Guardian and defense statements from Amazon and its supporters. In the piece, the writers describe an environment in which perpetual and precise measurement of employee contributions, and(...)

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Roads Less Traveled in Medicine

Roads Less Traveled in Medicine

Posted by  | Health Care Careers

In the health care world, we’ve been talking about our “rapidly changing environment” for quite a while now. But as we adapt our care delivery systems to changes in our field, it’s also inevitable that some caregivers and biomedical researchers will evolve their own approaches to medicine and seek unexplored, unconventional paths. A recent Forbes(...)

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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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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Posted by  | Advancing Healthcare Communications

The recently aired PBS documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies truly moved and unsettled me. It also filled me with tremendous hope for the future of cancer research. That’s because the depth with which filmmakers Ken Burns and Barak Goodman examine the past, present and possible future of cancer is equally terrifying and beautiful.(...)

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Tapping Innovative Solutions and Technology

Tapping Innovative Solutions and Technology

Posted by  | Leadership, Values

I recently read a New York Times blog post about how mobile technologies and cloud-based computing are changing the way companies in nearly every industry do business. The writer pointed out that tech firms are adapting, both in how they package and market their offerings and by creating new products to suit corporations’ evolving needs.(...)

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Own the Organization

Own the Organization

Posted by  | Employee Engagement, Leadership

Leaders often talk about instilling a “sense of ownership” in the people they lead—a pride and stewardship of work that transcends the rote completion of projects. It makes sense. When you own a home, for example, things matter differently than when you’re renting. Is the heat that’s trapped in the roof going to one day(...)

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The Importance of Values (Or, It Happened One Night)

The Importance of Values (Or, It Happened One Night)

Posted by  | Values

As a manager and as a person—and now, as a blogger—I’m passionate about helping people in their careers and lives. So, in this new-to-me forum, I’ll share some of the ways that I strive to help myself and others improve in our organizations and communities. With any luck, I hope to reach new readers and(...)

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