If Ms. Totten and Mr. Hirshberg are correct, the potential for health care savings is huge. A study in the January-February 2009 issue of the journal Health Affairs concluded that 75 percent of the country’s $2.5 trillion in health care spending has to do with four increasingly prevalent chronic diseases: obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Most cases of these diseases, the report … Continue reading

I have no desire to scale up or get bigger. My desire is to produce the best food in the world. And if in doing so, more people come to our corner and want stuff, then heaven help me figure out how to meet the need without compromising the integrity. As soon as you grasp for that growth, you’re gonna view your customer differently, you’re … Continue reading

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A clinic with two doors– the future of healthcare in America.

At the Lenox Hill clinic, on the insurance side, Helen waited 15 days to get an appointment. On the day of her mammogram, she stood in line at the reception desk in a crowded waiting room. An elderly patient wandered the reception area in her hospital gown, pleading for someone to help her. In the changing room, Helen’s gown was the usual thin seersucker. The … Continue reading A clinic with two doors– the future of healthcare in America.

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Aspen Design Summit Report: Mayo Clinic and Rural Health Care Delivery

For those of you interested in what our design team did in Aspen to create a program to improve rural healthcare delivery in Minnesota, check out the link. I think its got a ton of potential and I’m looking forward to it. One of my contributions was quickly sketching out a potential website for this community platform. I do all of my storyboarding in Keynote. … Continue reading Aspen Design Summit Report: Mayo Clinic and Rural Health Care Delivery

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Insurance Industry Antitrust Fight Headed To Conference Committee

There are laws that everyone must follow. And there are companies exempt from laws everyone else must follow. And our “leaders” may mandate that we purchase insurance from an industry that picks and chooses which laws they want to follow by buying our elected leaders. Harry Reid: “Insurance companies have become so large they dominate entire regions of the country,” he said. “They have become … Continue reading Insurance Industry Antitrust Fight Headed To Conference Committee