Last Sunday, November 25th, I had the privilege of attending RSNA. It is an annual pilgrimage to Chicago, the McCormick Center, facing the cold, and gathering with many of my friends and colleagues in the world of Radiology and Medical Diagnostics. This year was especially unique since it was the first time in nearly a decade in which I did not have to sit in a booth, meet with customers, and try to sell equipment. I...

I receive multiple comments a week from people about the page on my site called “street cred.”  I am usually asked why I call it that and not a CV, Resume, or About page.  My answer is simple.  A majority of the time people want to know if they can trust you. If you have done anything like this before. If other organizations, companies, professional societies have worked with you, and if so, can they get a recommendation that...

Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍽🍁 01. There’s a 1 in 4 trillion chance of being a human. I’m thankful that out of all things I could have been, that God decided to make me a human. 02. While today is not perfect, I could have been born in the year 536, a time filled with ash covered skies, little to no light, and plague. 03. I am thankful to work in the world of medicine. A world that allows me...

Today the Advisory Board published an article entitled, “The 254 Most Wired Hospitals, According To College of Health Information Management Executives.”  This years list highlights the way hospitals are using IT to reduce unnecessary opioid prescribing amid the opioid epidemic in the U.S.  The survey shows that of the 647 organizations representing 2190 hospitals that about 50% of participating hospitals are using electronic prescribing for controlled substances.  While I think the information in the article is fair and...

This is the question Seth Godin asks during his launch party for his newest book, This Is Marketing.  I often ask myself this same question…because I continuously feel as if I am ready for the new thing, the new challenge, and the new work. As a child, I was surrounded by my parents and 2 different worlds. My father’s world of working a blue collar job, in a factory, being a minority, English as a second language, and a Vietnam...

Earlier this week The Atlantic published an article entitled, “Why Amazon Pays Some Of Its Workers To Quit.” This is a practice that actually started with the online retailer Zappos. There is an HBR article from May 19, 2008, entitled “Why Zappos Pays New Employees To Quit — And You Should Too.” (article here) The rationale that began with the online retailer was simple: Because if you are willing to take the company up on “the offer,”...

Last week I was asked the following question by one of the administrative assistants, “What is digital?” I think it is a great question. One that has multiple answers based on who you ask, their roles, their experience and if they are a patient, a physician, a payer, a politician, or if they are part of the pharmaceutical or medical technology industry. She shared with me that she was not that familiar with the evolution of technology within healthcare,...

I went into a local store to make a return the other day. The clerk asked me why I was making the return. I said because I made a hasty decision in shirt choices and it didn’t match my suit. She asked what was the special occasion and I told her it was my father’s funeral. She expressed her condolences and asked if it was sudden. I shared with her that it had been a...

Last week I gave all of us the challenge to consider using Breast Cancer as the framework to impact Lung Cancer. It made me begin to think, what was the trajectory of breast cancer, how did they get to where they are today, and what is the roadmap for Lung Caner. In order to understand where we may be able togo with lung cancer, we need to understand where we originated from with breast screening, breast...