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  • Physician Champion By Any Other Name

    Physician Champion By Any Other Name

    Have you ever noticed that physicians tend go quiet when there is a call for a “physician champion”?  You may be thinking it is because they are not interested in the issue you’re discussing or they are too busy to get involved.  While this may be true, it may also […]

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  • The Insidious Nature of Variation

    The Insidious Nature of Variation

    The most difficult lessons to learn come on the heals of great success.  We implemented a big project across a large healthcare setting.  It involved the support of thousands of physicians, nurses and administrators.  It took years to complete and when the final analysis was performed, it demonstrated great results. […]

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  • Robotic Assisted Surgery: Love It or Hate It?

    Robotic Assisted Surgery: Love It or Hate It?

    Robotic assisted surgery.  You either love it or hate it.  How has a tool designed to facilitate minimally invasive surgery become so divisive among surgeons and hospital administrators?  Everyone is waiting for the definitive prospective, randomized trial that will, once and for all, determine the “truth” about robotic assisted surgery. […]

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  • Robotic Surgery and the Smartphone

    Robotic Surgery and the Smartphone

    Recently I was cleaning out a closet and found a box of old cell phones. Each one was an upgrade in technology and each one was a reminder of how quickly technology can progress. The collection of cell phones ranged from the Motorola StarTac to a “vintage” Razr. The latest […]

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  • On the Science of Healthcare and Healthcare Delivery

    On the Science of Healthcare and Healthcare Delivery

    The growth and volume of new scientific discoveries over the last century contributed to many of the greatest advances in the science of healthcare. With this massive collection of knowledge comes a challenge to those who practice medicine. The challenge is, how do we consistently deliver, in a timely manner, […]

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