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Let me help: An open letter to the healthcare system

Dear healthcare: I want to help you; really, I do. You see, when tragedy strikes all around us we often look to you. Sometimes in that quick glance we see you as the problem. But yet, more often we look

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What we are about: Occupy Healthcare

A little over one year ago, this website was started in an attempt to become a “location where the community can come to discuss healthcare.” We wanted a “place where meaningful healthcare issues can be raised and worked on together.”

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The passion to change healthcare

What is your passion? For some, their passion is changing healthcare. Take for example today’s story – the third in our series and partnership with the Health & Justice project. Dr. Myron Glick, founder of Jericho Road Family Practice, shares

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The role of relationship building in creating change

I came across this post by Craig Lefebvre last year, blogged about it at the time, and have since printed out his list and put it up by my desk – it so eloquently captures what I think should be some of

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No more “partialty” care in healthcare: Fighting fragmentation at the clinical level

We are rerunning this post as more and more news events are drawing the attention to healthcare costs. Let us know what you think. The current healthcare system is inherently fragmented with all the various pieces vying for attention. The

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How well do you know Grand Junction, Colorado?

Grand Junction, Colorado has important lessons to teach the country about healthcare. These lessons have very real and practical implications for any redesign of healthcare. In fact, some may say that many of the answers to the unanswerable question of

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How big a problem is healthcare?

A recent write up in California Healthline speaks to the amount of waste in the healthcare system and how this is a significant driver of cost. They suggest that: “1) Our health system is wasteful. 2) We must do more

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Measurable change

“What gets measured, gets done” – Peter Drucker When one sets out to occupy healthcare, what is the end goal? How will we know we have successfully made a difference in healthcare and created the system we all want and

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Our challenge

Silencing the cacophony can be deafening. In healthcare, there are many competing voices all vying for attention. These voices all are shouting as loud as they can hoping to be heard; hoping, that someone will take a moment and look

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What are you doing to change healthcare?

In healthcare, it is one thing to complain about the problems – it is something quite different to do something about it. Let me give an example of a problem, and then let me offer an example of what was

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