But not all hospitals are run by the local Village Improvement Association. Many seek to turn a profit. That makes models like Health Quality Partners something of a threat. “If we scaled what Ken is doing,” Brenner says, “you would probably shut down a third of the hospitals in the country. It’s a disruptive innovation. It just guts the current business model. —
from an interesting piece in the Washington Post about Health Quality Partners, a program part of a randomized control trial started by Medicare to evaluate demonstration projects for care management which sent nurses every week or month to Medicare patients with at least one chronic illness and one hospitalization within the last year. By virtue of personal interaction and effectively continuous followup, the program helps keep seniors out of hospitals, reducing costs, and improving quality of life.
As much as the word ‘disruptive’ is thrown around in the start-up world, this probably fits the meaning more than an app that disrupts social sharing of photos or ordering pizza or whatever. It seems that hospitals are monolithic money sinks that survive on a constant influx of patients and procedures, that maybe with Medicare changing its payment models will influence. Another issue is also the crazy cost of medical education. This reminds me of Sherpaa, sort of the homologous idea but for younger, healthier patients using doctors.
It feels like summer. and maggie doesn’t want to join me outside :(
It’s a bit ridiculous that this concert in a convention center in downtown Montreal was scheduled from 11PM to 12 PM the next day. If I weren’t sick, I think we could have lasted a bit longer than the 12AM to 4:15 AM we did. We got there just in time for Cosmic Gate, who played a bunch of classics according to my more informed friend, that I really enjoyed. We wandered over to the other side of the room where David Guetta and then Calvin Harris were playing, but it just wasn’t that impressive for that reason. It sounded sort of boring and repetitive. When Armin van Buren went on, however, everyone in the trance side went crazy, and I definitely see why. I already saw him at Freefest, but he was scheduled to play for a full 3 hours at this event, and he was great the full time we were there.
I just felt a need to document that we went to this crazy event. The Canadian shows continue to be superior in my opinion, the people are nicer, don’t crowd you or walk around￼
h, the lines more efficient, and policies more lax (except for not allowing cameras at Bal en Blanc). Maybe I’m still enamored by the best-est experience of Hard Toronto with M83 and Justice in a thunderstorm, and blocking out the craziness of Osheaga.
Giving maggie a footrub. I think she likes it? Or is confused.
I went to Montreal a few weekends ago, on a somewhat impromptu trip with two friends and two others I had not met. There was a slight snafu driving up in that one person forgot his passport, so that pushed our arrival time back a few hours. The host’s apartment though, was super nice. I do wonder how much it costs, even though it was not super convenient walking-wise, it was almost right off the bridge, which was great for driving so as to avoid the mean quebecois drivers.
We really didn’t have much of a plan, which was unfortunate. We did however, go up Mont Royal, which was a really nice park/hike, there were so many people running, enjoying the sunny weather, and the vista.
After that, we walked to Chinatown, which was an interesting mix of French and Chinese signs. Chinatown was not that impressive, pretty small, somewhat dirty, really what you’d expect. We did a lot of walking, going through Old Town, walking by the basilica, and the port.
I’m pretty sure I got sick because that night/the next morning, I was totally out of it. I don’t think I got a fever, but I mostly slept Sunday during the day, though I did end up going by myself to the Museum of Contemporary Art and had a coffee and croissant at a cafe, trying to be a local. I actually liked the museum, there were two special exhibitions, one in the lobby with two actors re-enacting famous kissing scenes or something, going through a ‘tightly choreographed 8-minute loop’. Honestly, I wasn’t sure if they were an exhibit, or two enamored people. There was a maze-like exhibit called Uraniborg that included videos, and I sat through a captivating narration about the Garden of Bomarzo, half because it was freaky, and half because I was tired. I wandered to another acting exhibit, a room where about 6 or 7 people were standing or laying around, seemingly discussing some theoretical economics concepts. Every once in a while, or perhaps when new people join, they all stop, turn, and say in unison ‘welcome to this situation’, and hiss. I really did not know what was going on, but apparently they asked my other friends for their thoughts on whatever topics.
I felt like I got some culture out of the city, even though it was mostly shut down for Easter. Poutine is also very delicious, though I don’t think I can eat much of it.
My ears are still ringing three days later #balenblanc19
GPOY in Montreal with this Ikea lamp thing. This airbnb is in a great location, and the host was extremely friendly - she bought us pastries, made us tea, and had prepared a folder of touristy information.
I can just sniff this tin of La Colombe Corsica beans all day, instead of grinding them for a cold brew.
Why does Kerrigan have heels when she is the Queen of Blades? Isn’t it all organic? It’s like Angelina Jolie as a reptilian Grendel’s mother that had heels. Also the scene with the zergling was so cute.
SCII and daylight savings time does not mix. I stayed up far too late but ended up waking up much earlier because the sun was so bright. At least I’ve adjusted now and will just wake up late…
The achievements are really hard. How can it be possible that people finish these missions in 10 minutes etc? I should play on normal.