2013: An Amazing Year for MPTF

January 23, 2014
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2013: An Amazing Year for MPTF

As we roll into 2014, this is a good time to take a look back and tell you why we feel very good about how well MPTF served the industry and fulfilled our goal of “taking care of our own” in 2013. We are very proud of the level of community engagement and support...

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When You Find a Physician You Trust

December 19, 2013
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Do you remember the scene in Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi, when Luke Skywalker tells the Emperor, “your overconfidence is your weakness,” to which the Emperor quipped, “and your faith in your friends is yours.” Well, Luke was right, and that is what led to the Emperor’s ultimate downfall. But the Emperor...

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Why I’m MPTF

December 2, 2013
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Why I’m MPTF

I’m MPTF. Not literally, mind you, but deep down where it counts, where you think about friends, family, and organizations and institutions that you’re rooted to in meaningful and profound ways. That’s where MPTF is for me. And not because it’s my employer. It was there for me before then, when I was a...

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Why I Can’t Watch TV

November 25, 2013
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We live in times of great change. Nowhere has that been more evident than in the world of media. Some of it is great, some good, some not so good. Television was one of the guilty pleasures of my youth. My parents put a TV in my room and I rarely had to leave...

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MPTF’s “True North”: An “Ah Ha!” moment by Bob Beitcher

November 7, 2013
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I frequently hear about organizations trying to find their “true north” and wondered what it really meant.  A few weeks ago, I had my “Ah Ha!” moment about MPTF. The true north?  Well, in the last 6 months now, MPTF has held a Healthcare Summit (Exploring Opportunities in the Changing Environment) and a Women’s...

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OMG! Who’s in Charge Here?

October 24, 2013
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There is a new order coming our way: the ‘e-patient’ rises. E-patient Dave suffered from a rare, probably fatal disease. His primary care doctor did not know much about it but was willing to listen to his patient when information was presented to him by this patient. To make a long story, short, it...

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