Reawakening the Counterculture: #FMRevolution
Apr17
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Brains on Fire
Dec13

Brains on Fire

This is the third and final blog post in series that we entitled: #FMRevolution: The Fire Within. In our first blog post, I examined the movie Escape Fire and its ramifications for innovative thinking and the movement toward health care transformation. In our second blog post in the series, I drew a connection between the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, and #FMRevolution (We are #District12!). And now, my brain...

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Family Medicine Revolution: The Fire Within (Part II)
Nov14

Family Medicine Revolution: The Fire Within (Part II)

Catching Fire In the second book of the Hunger Games trilogy, a rebellion begins to catch fire in post-apocalyptic Panem. Likewise, the Family Medicine Revolution is beginning to catch fire in the U.S. health care system. Here are three reasons why I believe that the #FMRevolution fire is catching and will continue to burn brightly: 1. Health care reform is here to stay. With SCOTUS ruling in favor of the constitutionality of PPACA...

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Family Medicine Revolution: The Fire Within (in 3 Chapters)

Escape Fire If you like movies that tell a good story and you give a damn about the future of the U.S. health care system, I recommend carving out 90 minutes from the tyranny of urgency otherwise known as your life to watch “Escape Fire”. You have the option of watching it at your local movie theater or you could do what I did which was to rent it online and watch it whilst en route to this week’s hot, wonkfest otherwise known as the...

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Battle Planning for the #FMRevolution: Strategic Questions
Jul29

Battle Planning for the #FMRevolution: Strategic Questions

1. What tactical advantages (i.e., strengths) does your organization possess to be successful? 2. What battle vulnerabilities (i.e., weaknesses) threaten our success? 3. What do our troops look like – how will different membership segments be engaged in the battle? 4. What story/stories must we be able to tell to win the battle and to whom? 5. What skills will family physicians, and staff, need to win the battle? 6. With what other...

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