Monday, April 24, 2017
As a side note, it's clear I wasn't interviewed for this article, or would have dissuaded them from using my full name, Alexander. So it goes...
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
While our Paw traffic is "ok", we would like to offer something a bit more practical for our 2-legged neighbors. So, we're changing the business from Woofables, to Peninsables (here is the first sketch of the logo). Only ONE "N", the lettering will be thicker, the river will be a bit wider and darker blue. With those changes, we'll see if it'll be Officially adopted.
Next up... a simple web page with description and hours.
Peninsables will be a mini-grocery store to serve the Peninsula neighborhood. The nearest convenient store is more than 2 miles away! So Peninsables will stock some of the basic supplies so residents don't have to trudge over hill and dale to get something simple such as toothpaste, dish soap, toilet paper, razors, eggs, milk, butter, flour, sugar, cooking oil. etc....
We hope to have this done by July 1, and then our pivot will be complete. And so it goes...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
It must have been a SLLLOOOOWWWW News Day if they have to scrape this tripe up from the bottom of the barrel. That, and/or Chelsea is a cub reporter and she got stuck with this assignment... or both.
University of Iowa, Iowa Medical Society to teach business of health care
Course to use practical knowledge that can be used 'in the clinic'
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The two groups, along with the UI’s Carver College of Medicine and College of Public Health, have put together a curriculum covering the basics of how to run a health care business.
“We want to give them practical information and knowledge that they get on Friday and can apply back in the clinic on Monday,” said Clare Kelly, executive director of IMS, which represents Iowa’s physicians, residents and medical students.
Leaders for the groups plan to offer the education first to attendees at IMS’s annual conference in Des Moines April 28 to 29 to gauge interest and build the program from there. They eventually will offer online courses as continuing medical education — requirements for those in the medical field to help physicians and others maintain knowledge and learn about new areas in their field.
“The intent is for us to pilot this program, and survey member physicians on program needs and the desires they have,” said Alex Taylor, UI’s associate director of the Executive MBA program.
Tippie worked with the UI’s College of Medicine to develop a similar program for medical students, offering elective courses on accounting, negotiation, human resources and team work, among other topics.
The Distinction Track program is comprised of 12 topics, delivered in four-hour blocks, one Saturday per quarter, over the course of a three-year period. Students who complete the program are awarded a Certificate in Health Care Delivery Science and Management.
There also are possibilities to extend similar educational courses to the state’s dentists, nurses and pharmacists. Taylor said he’d like this to gain enough traction with IMS that it becomes a standard in the Midwest and the nation.
Medical professionals “don’t get this education, it’s so foreign to them,” he said. “We take for granted simple business ideas that they don’t get exposed to. ... They might be handed a budget and told to stay within this and they don’t know how.
“We wants to give them the tools to be effective, good stewards of our health care dollars.”
Teaching physicians — both practicing and those still learning — about the business of health care is becoming more important than ever, IMS’s Kelly said, as more physicians are being asked to fill leadership roles, use data to improve health outcomes and work with a wide-range of medical professionals to deliver coordinated care.
“More and more it’s important to be versed by the C-suite language,” she said. “You need to be able to speak the language, understand a spreadsheet, know where revenue comes from and pitch that idea or business solution.”
Sunday, April 09, 2017
Big Dawg crushed it on the field this weekend. They went 3-2, 1-3, 3-1. Not bad he looked good in the tea bag, and had a few good touches.
Meanwhile in Decorah, peanut was on the Dance Marathon Leadership team that raised over $72k for the Children's Hospital.
Now off to a violin recital with Big Dawg. And so it goes.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Big Dawg is learning from The Chalupa. Study buddies. We can only hope some of her academic DNA rubbed of on him. So far so good. Next year when he starts HS (Liberty), the proof will be in the pudding.
BTW... the photo was three years ago. Chalupa was a Senior in HS. Wow!
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Monday, April 03, 2017
Soccer season opened in rainy cold weather to a nil-nil the. Big Dawg held his own against a few guys who were clearly bigger and faster.
Tonight we have the Heels tipping off against Gonzaga. Should be a game of deft finesse vs. The barreling brawn from the great North West. Go Heels.