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Upon what can the parts of health care come together into a coherent whole. No metaphor works well if extended very far; certainly not inorganic crystals. But let’s play with this for a moment to get some use from it. There are a lot of parts of health care swirling in the community. How can […]

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  Well I have been silent for quite a long time. I have been trying to find my way forward for months. The groups working on Pursuing Perfection in Whatcom County have accomplished much: Direct involvement of patients in the design of chronic care system and processes, Shared Care Plan, Clinical Care Specialist role, Groups […]

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Building Trust: In Business, Politics, Relationships, and Life, by Flores and Solomon is a really good book. I rank it with The Wisdom of Insecurity, by Alan Watts as two of the┬ámost mind altering books I have read. Watts turned the conventional wisdom of insecurity on it’s head, essentially showing that security or fixedness is […]

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Advanced Access–a Key to System Improvement

Several doctors at the WA State Medical Society meeting ask for more information on what Advanced Access is. So I put a web page together with some good references. Just click on “web page”. I am skeptical that rapid improvement can occur until most physicians have taken this step. It is a happy circumstance that […]

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Presentation to WA State Medical Society House of Delegates

Yesterday I had the privilege of talking about our Pursuing Perfection initiative with the house of delegates for the Washington State Medical Society. Below I have included to content of my 11 slides and my notes. PURSUING PERFECTION in Whatcom County, WA SLIDE 1, TITLE SLIDE: PURSUING PERFECTION WHAT'S IN A NAME? Perfection? …when things […]

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