The increasing success of the Minnesota Birth Center (MBC) is directly dependent on excellent professional collaboration. This April, just three years after starting in Minneapolis, we opened our new St. Paul site. Check it out at … [Continue reading] about Collaboration on the Maternity Care Team
My wife Cindy describes the discomfort of labor as "pain with a purpose". Dealing with that pain is one of the biggest challenges that mothers face at the end of pregnancy. Many mothers think that the only pain management options are the two … [Continue reading] about The discomfort of birth is no laughing matter.
A young attorney colleague and I co-wrote a commentary in the January 4, 2014 issue of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. In it we constructively critique the virtual non-profit healthcare monopoly that we have in … [Continue reading] about Is non-profit status essential for healthcare organizations?
Things have been very busy at the Minnesota Birth Center. The gestation of a better maternity and newborn care system continues and things are going well. I am always happy to talk about this topic and next Wednesday (11/12) I will be part of a … [Continue reading] about Single Episode Payment for Pregnancy Care: A Bundle of Joy or a Problem?
Jonathan Bush, co-founder and CEO of athenahealth has written a book that you must read: Where Does it Hurt?: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Fixing Health Care is available in print and as an e-book. I have been a fan of Bush's approach to health … [Continue reading] about Where Does it Hurt? – A great and insightful read.