Posts Tagged ‘ healthcare ’

Well-being Begins with You

September 17, 2015
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Well-being Begins with You

Population health management has become one of the buzzwords of 2015.  For healthcare systems, the discussion about population health management usually centers on better care coordination –making certain across the care continuum that unnecessary tests and treatments are limited and that costly hospital re-admissions are kept in check.  I think those are great goals...

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Finding a Purpose in Life

May 14, 2015
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Finding a Purpose in Life

It’s in the air!  (Or maybe it’s just suddenly on my radar!) Within the past 6 months or so, I’ve come across and read a half-dozen books centered on “life at the end of life” – the decisions we make, the goals we set, the values we cling to, the relationships we mend, and...

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Who Are We Now?

July 11, 2014
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Who Are We Now?

We are now into Month 2 of the transition of the MPTF primary care health centers and ancillary services to UCLA Health and everything seems to be working well.  I hope everyone experienced a relatively seamless hand-off from MPTF to UCLA, which was the principal goal of the preceding 6 months of planning.  So...

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MPTF and UCLA Partner to Take Care of Our Own

June 4, 2014
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MPTF and UCLA Partner to Take Care of Our Own

I first started managing people when I was 28. I was completely unprepared and impatient – a volatile mix – until finally a well-intended colleague sat me down and said: “You are not listening, so rather than jumping to a conclusion, try to learn, try to understand.” I took that to heart and have...

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A Look to MPTF’s Future

April 3, 2014
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A Look to MPTF’s Future

In my first blog of 2014, I looked back on our accomplishments from the previous year.  Now I want to focus on MPTF’s exciting future. In so many ways, 2014 is the beginning of a new chapter for our organization. You can’t exist for 93 years without going through moments of significant evolution, and...

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MPTF Leads Healthcare Dialogue

June 11, 2013
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Since MPTF is providing primary healthcare annually to 60,000 industry members and their families, along with ancillary services like radiology, laboratory, outpatient surgery, and physical therapy, we find ourselves in the maelstrom of change being driven by the Affordable Care Act and other major structural dynamics in the healthcare industry. Like others in the...

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