By  | May 1, 2014 |  2
“Eating is a small good thing, in a time like this.” -Raymond Carver, A Small Good Thing HM 2014 in Vegas delivered on its expectations.  Big city, big glitz, big turnout, and big ideas. The largest SHM conference yet, with plenty of opportunities to network, learn, while gorging on big bacchanal buffets. I leave these conferences ready to […]
By  | April 15, 2014 |  0
Speech? Check! Slides? Check! Selfie? Check! I had the great honor to address our membership a few weeks ago in Las Vegas at HM 14.  For those of you who have never had the chance to speak before a huge ballroom filled with over 3,000 of your closest friends and colleagues, I recommend it – […]
By  | April 1, 2014 |  8
  After returning home from HM14, I reflected back on the talks delivered by Ian Morrison and (Sir) Bob Wachter.  Without scratching below the surface, the takeaway message from both might accord with every industry prediction you read nowadays, mainly, tough times ahead, but “exciting” ones —because we need to transform how we deliver care.  […]
By  | March 26, 2014 |  0
This morning, sitting in the Mandalay Bay Ballroom, hearing and watching the Awards for Excellence, I felt so inspired. These individuals make me so proud to be a part of an organization that not only attracts such talented, brilliant and committed people, but also takes the time and makes the effort to acknowledge them in […]
By  | March 21, 2014 |  1
by Dr. John Bulger DO, MBA I am not Moe Greene, I am John Bulger, DO, MBA.  I am the Chief Quality Officer for the Geisinger Health System. Prior to that, I conceived and lead the hospitalist program for Geisinger Medical Center and eventually multiple programs within the Geisinger Health System. In 2012 I was […]
By  | March 20, 2014 |  0
by Patrick Kneeland, MD and Read Pierce, MD Pop quiz! What is the name of the first person to run a four minute mile? Think you’ve got the answer? Okay. That was just a warm-up. Here’s the bonus question: What is the name of the person who coached the first person to run a four […]