The Problem With Overdiagnosis, which appeared in the Q3 2016 issue of HealthTrust’s The Source magazine, has been one of my favorite articles to research and write for HealthTrust. I’d like to take 100 percent credit for coming up with the idea, but that credit goes to a 2015 New Yorker article written by Atul Gawande called Overkill. The concept of overdiagnosis—and the subsequent overtreatment that often comes with an overdiagnosis—is really interesting to me, and should be interesting to lots of people—whether providers, patients or payers. Read the full article here.
I was on vacation in Jamaica in February 2016 when I got an email, out of the blue, from Metro Nashville Public Schools. They were looking for a project manager and editor… Read more Metro Nashville Public Schools: New Sites for Schools →
DAR is one of those organizations that everyone knows, but may not know much about. For example, you may be surprised to find out that during the three-year term of… Read more American Spirit: A Spotlight on Service →
If proofing were a super power, it would probably be mine. I’m not perfect—I don’t think anyone is—but I’m pretty good at it and I really enjoy it. When AP Stylebook… Read more Proofing Is Fun! →
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but a really cool opportunity I’ve had has been the sole writer of the Today’s Daughters section in American Spirit, the magazine for the Daughters of the American Revolution. It’s a one-page section that profiles a current member of the organization and the really neat contributions she makes to her community or country. It’s 2017, and there are six issues a year, so if my math is correct, I’ve written profiles of more than 75 passionate, unique and generally really awesome women. In the… Read more American Spirit: Fired Up →
Sometimes when I get an assignment, I look it over and think, “Oh, I know a little something about that already.” That’s a good thing, because that means I’m not starting from scratch. This article in the Q2 2016 issue of HealthTrust’s The Source magazine was not one of those assignments. I may have not even known what UDI stood for. (Answer: Unique Device Identification.) Read the full article.
For the Q4 2015 issue of HealthTrust’s The Source, I wrote about biosensors and their evolving journey into the mainstream. For some articles, my editor gives me a list of… Read more Biosensors: From Science Fiction to Reality →
The cover story for the Q2 2015 issue of The Source, the magazine for members of HealthTrust Purchasing Group, was a case study I wrote about Sisters of Charity Health System,… Read more HealthTrust: Speed to Supply Chain Savings →