Jacob Reider, MD, CEO

I am here because I want the world to be more healthy. I have worked for decades to improve the health of our communities through the innovative use of technology, and the promotion of benevolence in business. 

Health Equity

Health Equity

I suspect that you have seen the drawing and blog post describing the difference between equity and equality. It’s a compelling image. Obviously, the shortest child, given equal access to view the baseball game will benefit rather little from such equality. Yesterday,...

Healthcare vs. Health Care

Healthcare vs. Health Care

Well, it’s finally happened. Mr. HisTalk and I violently disagree. His note today includes: Re: journalistic style. Is it ‘health care’ or ‘healthcare?’” I use the rules of the “AP Stylebook” for journalists with few exceptions, but one of those is that I write...

Three Big Changes

Three Big Changes

Prognosticators offer narratives of what the post-pandemic world will look like, and we see leaders invoke Rahm Emanuel (or was it Winston Churchill?) in their expressions of how they will “Gretzky” this. Here’s my take. None of this is particularly prescient, but...

Why Fee For Service Hurts Us: The Plain Language Version

Why Fee For Service Hurts Us: The Plain Language Version

I’ve had a few conversations recently with elected state officials, and I’m reminded that speaking plain language always helps. Here goes: We all agree that fire stations are a good thing, right? And we agree that we don’t want them to be busy … So if the firefighters...

Toyota Mirror Replacement

Toyota Mirror Replacement

.. and now for something completely different. For me, writing a blog isn’t about getting clicks, earning ad revenue (no ads here) or getting tweeted. I write here to share insight that may be helpful to others. I started writing this in 1999. Topics vary, but I don’t...

A purpose

A purpose

We went for a walk yesterday. Griffin carried a stick. Humans go for walks to “clear our minds” or “get in touch with nature.”  Dogs already have clear minds. For them, the freedom of a walking trail without security of a leash or the familiarity of a daily walking...

It’s not a beer

It’s not a beer

When we announced a few weeks ago that our IPA had executed our first contract, I found myself explaining what an IPA is and what it does. An IPA is a business entity that assists multiple independent organizations to contract with managed care organizations (health...

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☀️Good morning Albany! Pre-registering for a vaccine just got even easier😆Simpler to use than ever, we used data about use of the form to simplify & streamline. It now takes less than 2 min to pre reg: http://www.518c19.com https://twitter.com/MCCoyCountyExec/status/1376861676465717250

Payday for two employees who filed qui tam suits against their (fraudulent) former employer.

... yet another example of why fee-for-service is bad for health and bad for care.

https://www.justice.gov/usao-edmi/pr/cardiologist-dinesh-shah-pays-2-million-resolve-false-claims-act-allegations-relating

We’re partnering w/ Mohawk Ambulance Service for our next pop up vaccine clinic this weekend at Arbor Hill Public Library, Saturday, March 27, 9am-3pm. If you’d like to get vaccinated, please use Albany County’s pre-registration tool at the link below:
https://alb.518c19.com/

Mandatory rule at @alliance_pps all meetings 25 or 50 min (or 15 / 45!) … NEVER 30 or 60 #ZoomMeetingDuration #GiveThemTimeBetween

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