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Making the second-best solution shine

June 10, 2015

“So Jim, what’s the household chore you hate the most?” I queried my office mate. “Cleaning toilets” was his prompt reply. “And what would make it better?” He thought a moment, then, laughing, he said, “Having someone else do it!” Boom – he nailed it. In fact, cleaning bathrooms is …

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Tectonic shift in US reimbursement is coming

April 30, 2015

Medicare, the largest healthcare payer in the United States, is aggressively moving from quantity to quality in its payment mechanism. The Hospital Value-based Purchasing (VBP) initiative was introduced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of the 2010 Affordable Care …

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Women and mobile payments

April 29, 2015

I recently found myself at a ‘Women in Payments’ conference as part of Card Forum in Chicago earlier this April. I’ll admit, I had no intention of going to the women’s sessions, but I was lured by the offer of free breakfast. However, I am very thankful that my stomach made my decisions instead …

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Omni-being: striving against digital dualism

March 31, 2015

On a recent Silicon Valley business trip, a couple of colleagues and I took a break for lunch in Palo Alto. The inviting 72 degree sunny day for this northeast winter-sufferer made it hard to resist a casual neighborhood café with outdoor seating. Our hostess quickly sat us down and deposited …

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