Partnerships to Help Vets Transition to the Civilian Work Place

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to what I feel is one of the most  important issues and opportunities facing our veterans, the organizations like the American Legion, VFW, AMVETS and others and the businesses that support and and depend upon their business, Operation Fresh Start. Continue reading

Looking for Pilot Locations for Patient Performance Programs

We are now developing modules for insurance companies, weight loss centers and substance abuse providers. We are looking for pilot program locations for these and our ACO and hospital program. Continue reading

What might help patients AFTER they leave the hospital?

This is a relevant question, obviously for the patient and doctor but for the hospital or health care facility as well. Under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) hospitals can be penalized up to 1% of their medicare payments if patients are readmitted within 30 days of their hospital stay. Continue reading

Governor Corbett Budget Survey Results

We asked four questions to subscribers to the High Performance Network. We sought to dig a little deeper into what municipal, school and business leaders thought about a few of his priorities for his 2014-14 budget.

The Governor seems to be driving a hard bargain between selling the state run liquor stores in return for providing educational funding and for reforming the state run pension systems for state employees and school employees.

Corbett Budget Survey

Corbett Budget Survey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Governor is proposing to pay for roads and other transportation costs by either raising gasoline taxes or adding tolls to roads, or both.

Corbett Budget Survey

Corbett Budget Survey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And wow, people do not think the Governor is doing that great a job.

Corbett Budget Survey

Corbett Budget Survey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And finally, the Governor’s decision to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s (Obamacare) to create their own State run health exchanges.

Corbett Budget Survey

Corbett Budget Survey

Seizing the Moment, Obama’s Inaugural Address

Listening to the 2nd Inaugural address delivered by President Obama and the whole pageantry of the occasion, I was struck by two themes; we the people and fairness. His theme of “we the people’ included the issues of; keeping the promise of social security, medicare and medicaid; responding to global climate change; fairness in how we somehow respond to wage and income differences, gender, equality and immigration. For readers, here is the full, actual text of this speech. And thank your for inviting Myrlie Evers to speak. That was a treat. Continue reading

Six Rules for the Effective Non-Profit

Non-profit organizations whether they are small, storefront churches, the American Red Cross or anything in between really have to learn a few basic rules to be successful. Continue reading

Four Things an Effective Leader Does to Create a Safe Learning Environment

There is a great story of a up and coming executive in a company who made a critical judgement in assessing the marketplace and lost the company over $10 million. This was a large company, so it did not threaten its survival, but it was a significant error and loss. When he met with the CEO of the company to discuss the issue, Continue reading

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