- Health Economy, LLC
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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Testimonial"Before I worked with Linda, I had a hard time getting data queries to answer my questions or inform my decision-making. Typically I would get a bunch of numbers back, but no explanation. Linda understands the broader context of healthcare, plus she grasps the data details. I can pose my question, and she will come back with informative answers and more.
I am always confident using her work for presentations to legislators, doctors, and stakeholder groups."
Kevin Flanigan, MD, MBA
Sebasticook Valley Primary Care
2015-03-07T10:50:55+00:00“Before I worked with Linda, I had a hard time getting data queries to answer my questions or inform my decision-making. Typically I would get a bunch of numbers back, but no explanation. Linda understands the broader context of healthcare, plus she … Continue reading →
Testimonial"Our project was to organize the data that our health coaches were gathering, and transform it into measures. The goal was to show our clients the real, measurable impact of the coaching services. Linda showed us how to adjust our questions, and gave us new tools to track our results. And it all worked with our existing data tracking systems. It was a great solution for us! "
Pamela Cash, PhD
2015-03-07T10:56:24+00:00“Our project was to organize the data that our health coaches were gathering, and transform it into measures. The goal was to show our clients the real, measurable impact of the coaching services. Linda showed us how to adjust our … Continue reading →
Testimonial"Linda did a fantastic job on a difficult project. The work had been stop and start, stymied by lack of data. Linda moved things forward, got data from a source we didn’t know about before, and pulled together input from four psychiatrists. Her work was also vetted by academic experts from Harvard. The final education piece was well received. Helping primary care doctors understand anti-psychotic drugs was no small task. "
Jeffrey Barkin MD, DFAPA
Associate Medical Director
Goold Health Systems/An Emdeon Company
2015-03-07T10:50:23+00:00“Linda did a fantastic job on a difficult project. The work had been stop and start, stymied by lack of data. Linda moved things forward, got data from a source we didn’t know about before, and pulled together input from … Continue reading →
Category Archives: Preventive Care & Wellness
Which of the following seems least ridiculous? A butterfly flapping its wings can set off a hurricane. Birth control pills and patches cause depression. Clearly, the birth-control-pill-depression connection seems plausible yet it is very similar to the butterfly example. It … Continue reading
Two hot investments for you to consider: Start-Up Ace’s product adds 10 or more years of longevity for most people and a very broad group of people are candidates. It improves not only the person’s health status, but also their … Continue reading
The link between lung cancer and smoking was confirmed in the 1940s. The surgeon general’s warning was put onto cigarette packs in 1966. And the deluge of stop-smoking messages has only grown ever since. So, why do three times as … Continue reading
Missteps, politics, and controversy hampered AIDS research and prevention in the 1980s – costing us literally thousands of lives. “And the Band Played On”, Randy Shilts’s excellent account of the early days of AIDS, would be less disheartening if we … Continue reading
Sometimes I miss newsworthy events. Such is the case with the Cheetos tax that Mexico started charging in 2014. (I also missed the memo on brand new socks being labeled “R” and “L” – what is up with that??? But … Continue reading
Ikigai (pronounced eye KEY gay eye) is not seaweed, not a pill or a potion, or even a physical thing at all. But with it, you will live longer. You will be less prone to heart disease. If you have … Continue reading
There is nothing quite like having a colleague die at his desk to focus one’s mind. First, you gasp – Whaaatttt? I just had a meeting with him yesterday! I have an e-mail from him in my in-box! Then you … Continue reading
What is more delightful than finding a well-written book about a complex population health subject? Discovering that the author is the kid brother of your elementary school roller-skating pal. Well, you won’t get that extra kick out of reading Snowball … Continue reading
Which of each pair is cheaper? 12 bicycle-riding, potty-trained parrots or 10 10,000 garlic butter fried grasshoppers (great source of protein!) or 5,000 263 million people having health insurance or 278 million people (approximately the before and after ACA count … Continue reading
Sesame Street taught kids to read, count, and play nice but MTV got teens to postpone sex or use a condom if they do it. That’s the conclusion of a study tracking the media exposure of MTV’s show “16 and … Continue reading