Solving the IT Consulting Contractual Conundrum

By |September 17th, 2012|

IT is what IT is…or is IT?  The IT consulting industry is unique in many ways. Chief among them is the fact that virtually every contract is cancellable at will by the client. As they should be, in my opinion. Though some may disagree…IT is what IT is and not likely to change.

Despite the freedom to […]

One Thing…From The Land Between

By |March 28th, 2012|

I last entered The Land Between on September 30, 2008.  It occurred during a management off-site meeting, held primarily for the purpose of planning a fast start to the coming year.  With the current year in the bag, we wanted to make sure that we entered the New Year with maximum momentum.  Just a few […]

Why Patients, Providers and Payers All Want To Break the ICD-10 Code

By |November 1st, 2011|

There’s a tsunami rolling through the U.S. healthcare industry destined to crash upon all shores come October 1, 2013.  That’s the looming federally mandated deadline by which providers and payers must be transitioned from the current ICD-9 medical coding standards to the new ICD-10 standards.  ICD stands for “International Classification of Diseases”, the lexicon containing […]

Doing Well by Doing Good

By |July 22nd, 2011|

Ambassador Missions has discovered an amazing organization that is changing the world in a big way. By way of an introduction, we’ve got a trivia question for you:

What is the world’s most expensive luxury version
of a product relative to the cost of the
comparable standard version?

Hint #1: The luxury version costs at least 2,000 times more […]

Tellin’ it like IT is

By |July 22nd, 2011|

Ours is truly the ultimate people business.  As such, players in the IT consulting game are subject to ebullient highs and excruciating lows.  Having been in the game for nearly a quarter of a century now, I’ve had my fair share of both.  Yet, I still get near giddy whenever we put one of our […]

TeleHealth Exchange: Who Ya’ Gonna Call?

By |March 31st, 2011|

This is Part 3 of a 3 part series originally entitled:  Who’s Going To Amazon Healthcare?

As with any “change the world” undertaking, getting started is never easy.  Amazon didn’t become the second most valuable retailer in the world ($81 billion market cap) by initially offering any product to any customer anywhere at any time.  They started […]

Wisconsin Doc Gone Fishin’ But Still Workin’

By |February 24th, 2011|

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series originally entitled:  Who’s Going To Amazon Healthcare?

Conventional wisdom holds that telemedicine is best practiced in a real-time manner.  The physical doctor/patient interaction is captured via live video with the aid of a nurse or medical assistant at the patient’s end.   Though such real-time virtual visits will […]

Who’s Going To Amazon Healthcare?

By |January 26th, 2011|

The fledgling field of telemedicine will soon be very big business on a global scale.  The world is rapidly moving towards an environment wherein many medical services will be virtually provided via the Internet.  This is as certain as it once was that a significant portion of retail goods and services would fly their way […]

My Christmas Wish For You and Yours

By |December 21st, 2010|

Like a delighted child on Christmas morning, I recently discovered a special gift within the Biblical account of “The Christmas Story”:

“But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” (Luke 2:19)

So, what were “all these things” that the mother of Jesus treasured and pondered?  The passage refers to the things that Mary […]

Well no, we won’t go!

By |November 21st, 2010|

According to Matt Gutwein, CEO of Marion County Health and Hospital Corporation, the traditional “fee for service” healthcare system in our country has fallen and can’t get up.  “Where else can you get a gig that pays you the same regardless of need or effectiveness or even if it’s determined that the service rendered was completely […]

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