This journey started small but 48 posts later and I can say I wrote down my thoughts, observations, and research. For over 90% of the weeks, I put meaningful time and research into 2018’s blog posts. My work and research have taken me to Boston to learn and work on promoting programs like Quizzify; there I met the generous and wise Al Lewis. I’ve worked with companies on helping to make reports better, found truth behind the data, validated ROI calculations, revealed truths hidden in public company reports, written four articles for AJMC, and spread a little bleach on what some vendors wish to be true. This month I spoke at the 2nd annual Tianfu Pharmaceutical Conference in Chengdu. There, I toured the Sichuan hospital, one with 4,500 beds and over 7.5 million visits per year. That’s over 20,000 per day.

I’ll be working more actively on consulting for a Chinese startup that has patient management software and other healthcare solutions. China’s government and entrepreneurs continue to make progress towards the country’s 2030 healthcare goals. To use some current statistics: <1% of people have a relationship with a primary care doctor; 85M have untreated diabetes; the market for insurance and better methods of drug delivery are ripe. I’ve learned that all countries have their issues.

But back to the blog, this year’s 5 most read/viewed pieces are:

5) When Telemedicine Costs the Same as a Primary Care Visit.

4) The All-You-Can-Eat-Healthcare-Buffet

3) The Walmart Effect on Healthcare

2) Is The Cheesecake Factory in the Healthcare Business?

1) Does the Net Promoter Score Matter in Healthcare

The Net Promoter Article’s top ranking may have more to do with “Net Promoter Score Healthcare” now being ranked on page two of Google’s search results. New to 2019 will be a post that will appear once a month, a healthcare/finance version of Harper’s Index highlighting trends, ratios, news, numbers. Things that are interesting, pithy, and often not discussed. For instance, “the percentage by which Medicare payments exceed Medicaid payments: 39%.

Thanks for following and please don’t hesitate to email or message me for topics that may be of interest.

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