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project management in hospitals, good songs, dogs, and the
weather. We remain interested in all these.
I got my love of music from my parents, especially my mother.
I grew up listening to good music in my parents' bedroom,
where the turntable was.
There were more albums than I can remember stacked up in there,
but they enjoyed the kind of simple good music that still holds up
It's a generational thing.
Sometimes the truth sounds like an excuse and this is one of
We have a generation of young professionals -- let's say between
22 and 35 -- who stare into their smart phones all day long.
They do it at their desks, at meetings, at lunch...
Back in the summer of 1995, my wife was pregnant
with our older son. For reasons that are both unexplainable
and laughably stupid, I offered to take a dog home when I overheard
a woman in my office bragging about mistreating the dog.
Something about speaking up about n...
I like grilled hot dogs. If they're burned a little and on
an outdoor charcoal grill, I can pound 2 of them while I'm deciding
what to do next. I like them with some burn on them, on a
fresh bun, with mustard. My point is that I like grilled hot
However I don't wan...
Today we salute our friend David Jacobs, who is
battling stage 4 cancer that has metastasized in his head and
David holds great experience in healthcare IT, having worked for
an array of hospitals in project management and analyst roles.
If it involves technol...
Today we're featuring an interview with Robert
Middlebrooks, a certified program and project manager with
over 25 years of experience leading technology efforts. He
holds both his PGmP and PMI certifications and is currently leading
the technical implementation of the Care ...
We're experiencing flashbacks to the 70's here as we wind down
March 2013. It has not been a case of in like a lion and out
like a lamb with the weather. More like a lion-hearted
So in praise of songs that were on the radio in the 70's, here's
our list of songs to remin...
When we discuss business improvement, it's fashionable to quote
the great book "Good to Great" by Jim Collins to talk about how
good is the enemy of great. I believe it to be largely true
myself. Settling for good prevents you from imagining the
great, much less attaining it.
Our parent company, Jackson Healthcare, published the findings
of a national survey of hospital executives, which sought to better
understand physician practice acquisition activity. The
results are surprising.
Short version: Primary care physicians are top
Primary Care Physicians
While in Austin, Texas, last month at the Texas Hospital
Association annual conference, I sat in on a presentation on the
Gen Y generation by Jason Ryan Dorsey. The billing for
Dorsey's presentation said this: Acclaimed author and
speaker Jason Ryan Dorsey, The Gen Y Guy, will hel...
Here are a few songs on the iHome player right now:
Some titles are hard earned and worthy of respect and
prominence. Some titles are not titles and need not be
mentioned. LinkedIn offers abundant evidence that countless
people think titles are both relevant and needed.
On February 13, our parent company Jackson Healthcare conducted
its third annual Charitable Services Conference. We had 85
guests representing 31 hospitals. As part of the event,
Jackson Healthcare honored 10 new Programs of Excellence as part of
our annual Hospital Charitable Service...
I worked my way through college loading trucks at night at
UPS had a system to explain things that were sometimes unusual
but nothing to be concerned about. Namely, if you had a box
with something inside that made noise, you were instructed to write
"Rattle OK" on the box with ...
There's a great song by Stevie Ray Vaughan called "Lookin' Out
the Window." In it, he keeps singing, I'm looking out the
window, I'm looking at you. He's got somebody in his
sights and he's enjoying the scenery.
A new year slowly gives way to February, and we can star...