Month: April 2018

performance improvement: if all you measure is garbage, you will get garbage

The New England Journal of Medicine has a fun little post examining measures for performance improvement. As you may or may not know, doctors are notoriously bad at following guidelines or understanding evidence. Many patients wander through the healthcare system...

/ April 20, 2018

spend time with poor people, be friends and neighbors

I love it when Eve Tushnet gets on her soapbox about poverty and virtue, and this great piece about the much-touted “success sequence” is no exception: The people I speak with believe they have a responsibility—there’s that word again—to achieve...

/ April 17, 2018

“I can’t work for justice and righteousness if I don’t have love in my heart.”

I was so thankful that my friend D.L. Mayfield wrote about the Failed Missionary podcast: I don’t claim to have all the answers figured out, but I do know that one thing I keep finding is that I can’t work...

/ April 16, 2018

let’s stop asking doctors to text while driving

The New England Journal of Medicine shares this perspective about how to help doctors stop burning out — suggesting that the electronic medical record (EMR) and the ever-increasing clerical workload are to blame for burning out doctors: Increasing clerical burden...

/ April 11, 2018

how can the church respond to the opioid epidemic?

Thank you for your patience while I was away! I really appreciated Sarah Clark’s work in this piece on the opioid epidemic: The paradox of addiction is that people cannot choose to leave drugs behind until they fully admit to...

/ April 10, 2018