September 4, 2018

“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” – Peter Drucker

Assess-plan-execute-repeat is MedMan’s annual Improvement Cycle that we impose on our clients—and for good reason.  There are lots of consultants who assess, and many who...

August 8, 2018

I recently visited “the hospital of the future” in Lisbon, Portugal.  Its applied technologies included this robot in each patient room that stayed with the patient after discharge.  Hanging out at home with the patient, this robot through interactive real time video a...

July 18, 2018

…and then live your life backwards so that is what is how you are eulogized at your wake.  I did it.  And I think it is going to work.  This longer-term planning creates purpose and clarity for human beings--and for enterprises.

MedMan has taken a page out of...

June 15, 2018

We are once again managing Medical Park Family Care, an independent 24-provider group in Anchorage.  This clinic is an old friend of MedMan.  Since 1990 we have had a relation, and this is the third time we have taken on their management.  A MedMan interim administrato...

May 14, 2018

Our Triple Aim of improving the patient experience, improving population health while cutting expenses has arguably benefited most patients.  Fewer complain of lack of access.  We have more immediate care choices.  Technology has provided us wearables for monitoring by...

April 18, 2018

We’ve gone overboard inconveniencing ourselves and our patients.                

If this in an emergency, hang up and dial 911” is my favorite example of an assault on patients.  There are clinics wi...