We have long prized the power of language as a tool in rhetoric, argument, and persuasion. But new developments in cognitive science have shown that our brains may not be as openly receptive to information as we’ve always thought. The neuroscientist George Lakoff explained what we know about cognitive structures and their effect on our [...]
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On March 1, DNV GL Healthcare sponsored a webinar on how hospitals can leverage the accreditation process in order to improve the quality of the care they can provide. DNV GL Healthcare President Patrick Horine, William Ritchie, PhD. of James Monroe University and Roger McReynolds, vice president of performance improvement for Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare were [...]
Quality measures and reporting systems have evolved over the years in an uncoordinated fashion, resulting in duplicative efforts and burdens on physicians. The first in a series of three white papers by the Council of Accountable Physician Practices, “Moving the Needle to Meaningful Health Care Quality Measurement,” reports that a lack of coordination among institutions [...]
Startup accelerators and incubators cover an array of industries including biotech, consumer products, healthcare, and medical technology to name a few. Every year, entrepreneurs apply and wait in anticipation to be accepted so they can receive funding, mentoring, and support for their new products, services or platforms. In fact, since 2005, the number of accelerators [...]
Attendance at a Town Hall presented by the local congressional representative and the government shutdown, prompted thoughts on just how people at such opposite ends of the political spectrum can effectively communicate. Granted, ideology and underlying beliefs seem to be more polarized than ever. Yet, we have to find common ground. This led to the [...]
2017 was a full year by any standard, and it’s no different for Scott Public Relations. From healthcare, to technology, to communications, SPR’s Einsight blog touched on a number of subjects and addressed several significant events that arose throughout the year. Now that 2018 has arrived, it’s time to take a look back at some [...]
Ben is two years old. Ben is dying. His father shares with you – speaking directly to the camera – his hopes and fears for his small son, his passion to protect him, his moments of joy as a father, knowing they are temporary. But he’s determined to live in these brief happy moments, for [...]
This is the final part in a three-part series about the Council of Accountable Physician Practices’ (CAPP) white paper, “The State of Cancer Care in America.” You can find the previous two installments here and here. Many healthcare experts agree that care coordination is the key to reducing disparities in cancer care, but obstacles to [...]
Dear Santa, We know that you’re a busy man, especially this time of year, but since you are in the business of making dreams come true, we put together a wish list of our hopes for healthcare in 2018. We’ve all been good, so you should find us right near the top of your “nice” [...]
If there’s one overarching message from attending the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference, it’s this: cutting edge technology is transforming the industry. Workers’ compensation, much like the larger healthcare sector, has long struggled with fragmentation, disconnected care, claims going off-track, and excessive litigation. The times are a-changing, based on what we saw at this [...]