Immunization for herd immunity?

Immunization

Measles is on the rise Check out this short advertisement that supports childhood immunizations: http://www.businessinsider.com/anti-vaxxers-vaccinate-kids-measles-2015-1.  The video clip is rather edgy, but the point is clear.  With dropping vaccination rates, there is risk for a measles epidemic as we get below the threshold for “herd immunity.”  Herd immunity is the benefit that a group …

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What healthcare can learn from mowing lawns

mowing the lawn

I recently attended the 26th Annual IHI (Institute for Healthcare Improvement) National Forum (www.ihi.org).  Besides learning about blogs during the social media lunch and learn, the topics also included lean processes, healthcare quality, and social determinants of health.  After this experience I wanted to share my analogy of what healthcare can learn …

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