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Seeing the future 45 years later at the Brookings Institution: CHF and Payment Reform



When I was at the Brookings Institution ( @BrookingsInst @BrookingsMed )with fellow Permanente physician, cardiologist Priti Sood, MD, for MEDTalk: Treating Congestive Heart Failure and the Role of Payment Reform | Brookings Institution, this quote immediately came to mind: We believe any group of physicians, or a foundation working with physicians, can easily duplicate the » » » » on to the full article

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Leadership and Professional Ethics | Dana Beyer – Huffington Post.

Great post by colleague Dana Beyer, MD (@DanaBeyerMD), and not just because I am quoted :)

I’m in agreement with her. In practice, I say it is the physician’s role to bring the patient story into every conversation. Our other role is to create an environment where the patient can be heard, and then let them speak for themselves.

In the same piece, she also touched on what it means to be in the sausage making of creating change, which I mentioned yesterday ( see: Thanks for publishing my photo about equality, Mashable.com | Ted Eytan, MD).

On an occasional basis, people ask me how they can be exposed to innovative ideas/thoughts/people. It’s in places where this is happening, often because most people don’t want to be there. That and the world belongs to optimists, pessimists are bystanders :).

Thanks for a year of great writing, Dana.

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Presentation: Why be Social (Media) – Kaiser Permanente Colorado – “Destination Leadership”



I realized when I uploaded this presentation to Slideshare that it didn’t have a title, so I made one up just now. Everything doesn’t have to have a title, does it? I was invited to be a part of a great learning program put on by the HR/Talent team at Kaiser Permanente (@KPColorado) yesterday, for » » » » on to the full article

Honoring Kate Christensen, MD



Born to involve members, the kp.org / ghc.org alumni I sometimes tell secrets on this blog about me, and one is that I have never been to a retirement celebration in my entire life. I guess I waited for the most special one :). Yesterday was the first full day at Kaiser Permanente without Kate » » » » on to the full article

Washington, DC 2013 Sheroes of the Movement, Leadership



The Office of GLBT Affairs 2013 Sheroes of the Movement Award Winners – Lately I have been meeting people who have what I call I high “humility/experience” ratio. This is a compliment, it means someone who is approachable, and human, and has at the same time accomplished so much that it’s expected that they wouldn’t » » » » on to the full article

Photographs from the Supreme Court, Day 2, Courage



All photographs are Creative Commons licensed. Click to enlarge or download original View SCOTUS – DOMA 20939 on Flickr.com One difference from this day was that the signs are more humorous. What does it take to make a sign and stand in front of the highest court in the land, in front of international media, » » » » on to the full article

Dr. Ted Eytan: Family Medicine Physician and Director at the Permanente Federation | OtherDoctors



Dr. Ted Eytan: Family Medicine Physician and Director at the Permanente Federation | OtherDoctors. – This blog post is the result of an interview by Emily Park: Emily Heykyung Park is currently a 4th year medical student at Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ and a ’07 graduate of Columbia University » » » » on to the full article