Archive for April, 2012

And the students shall lead us
April 30, 2012

Today is one of the days that make me love being here. I got to look out at an auditorium and see it filled with students and faculty members who want to change healthcare – and they weren’t here because of me or some other faculty member. They were here because their fellow students are leading the way, by starting the USF Healthcare Improvement Group, an interprofessional organization dedicated to quality improvement. It’s one of the things that give me hope that this generation will do what mine did not. […]

A conversation about better healthcare
April 30, 2012

Please join me and Dr. Jeff Fabri today for a conversation about how we can change the future. The first meeting of the USF Healthcare Improvement Group will be at noon today in the Lehigh Valley Health Network Auditorium. Lunch will be provided. This new interprofessional group is dedicated to developing a culture and training to advance healthcare quality improvement.

China SKK
Good health goes global
April 20, 2012

I have been in China all week, where a USF Health team has been talking with hospitals who are interested in collaborating in areas that range from simulation to neuroscience and molecular medicine research. We have all been excited and gratified to see such an interest in USF Health on an international stage. But it’s been […]

Caring providers, broken system
April 13, 2012

One of the most aggravating things about healthcare today is the disconnect between the health providers and the healthcare system. Most healthcare professionals chose their careers and devoted their lives to healthcare because they genuinely care about their patients. They want to help people live their best and healthiest lives. They want to cure illnesses and fix health problems. Yet to do this, they wade through a system that is broken.  It’s built around reimbursement and expedience, not centered on the patient. Patients know the results: the long waits, the […]