VitalBlog

In our VitalBlog we frequently share our thoughts and opinions on healthcare-related topics.

What is the value of health IT?

wrote this on Monday, September 16, 2013

Healthcare is all about caring for patients and doing so in a way that first does no harm (according to traditional pledge of physicians), and that... read more

Replacing Your EHR Infographic

wrote this on Thursday, August 15, 2013

We are excited to present our first infographic.... read more

Dr. Lester Wold

The Difference One Can Make

Dr. Lester Wold wrote this on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

One doesn't seem like much – it is almost nothing being right next to zero.  But in some situations one can make a very significant difference.  In... read more

Arjen Westerink

Patient Engagement: A Call to Action!

Arjen Westerink wrote this on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

If any readers of this blog are frequent travelers, you will probably recognize the challenge of trying to maintain an active lifestyle with healthy... read more

Dr. Lester Wold

The $15 Billion Question

Dr. Lester Wold wrote this on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In 2008 it was estimated that readmissions to hospital within 30 days of discharge for Medicare beneficiaries accounted for $15 billion in spending. ... read more

Dr. Lester Wold

Blue Zones

Dr. Lester Wold wrote this on Tuesday, June 4, 2013

From a healthcare perspective, the words “blue zones” may conjure up images of mental health and depression.  Recently these words have taken on a... read more

A View on Employee Health and Wellness

wrote this on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

National Employee Health and Fitness Month (EHFM) – just hearing the term might make you cringe as you look down at that scrumptious, sugar-coated... read more

Arjen Westerink

World Health Month

Arjen Westerink wrote this on Monday, April 29, 2013

This month is World Health Month. It is a perfect time to reflect on the state of health in the US compared to the rest of the world. With the... read more

Arjen Westerink

National Blood Donor Month - Did you know?

Arjen Westerink wrote this on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

This month is national blood donor month. To my surprise, I have seen little media coverage on it this year. That makes me wonder what people actually... read more

Healthcare – from Agrarian to Industrial

wrote this on Monday, February 11, 2013

I often try to describe things using metaphors. Of course, they always break down at a certain point, but it occurred to me that a metaphor for the... read more

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