Getting my mojo on.

pugtato: getting my mojo on. career development

After finishing my MBA at the Smith School in 2011, my brain (and my soul) needed a little detox. Being me, I finished the three year part-time MBA program in two years, while working full time. Mind you, the curriculum and expectations are exactly the same for part-time students as for full-time students, and Smith … Continue reading Getting my mojo on.

What’s social media got to do with it? Getting started with a compliant healthcare social media strategy.

Social Media in Healthcare, physician social media strategy

What's social media got to do with it?  I see patients.  That's my job.  Sound familiar? The role of today's physician is ever-expanding and constantly evolving. It's a role that I would argue benefits from including a social media presence, and physician buy-in regarding social media's necessity is growing. There's a revolution taking place online and … Continue reading What’s social media got to do with it? Getting started with a compliant healthcare social media strategy.

New hope in HER-2 Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

Hope for metastatic breast cancer patients

Last week marked a very exciting moment for anyone with any involvement in breast cancer patient care, including, and especially, for breast cancer patients.  On February 22 2013, the FDA approved Kadcyla, a new treatment for HER-2 positive metastatic breast cancer. Kadcyla was formerly known to many in the cancer world as T-DM1 and has … Continue reading New hope in HER-2 Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

7 mega-trends that will redefine the healthcare industry in 2013

7 mega trends revolutionizing healthcare in 2013 pugtato

Great video from Deloitte Health solutions. Must watch for anyone working in healthcare. Never before has an industry faced such uncertainty as the healthcare industry. Related articles What are the 7 mega-trends that will redefine the healthcare industry in 2013? (medcitynews.com) Healthcare Analytics/Medical Analytics Market is Growing at CAGR of 23.7% to Reach $10.8 Billion … Continue reading 7 mega-trends that will redefine the healthcare industry in 2013

How social media empowers patients

Social Media Empowering Patients Pugtato

Take a read to see how social media empowers patients! Music to my ears!

Health Care Social Media

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how social media empowers patients

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All I wanted was a belly rub.

PUGTATO cancer diagnosis

Until recently I've never been on the patient side of the table when it comes to receiving a cancer diagnosis. That all changed when my little guy, Otis, developed a weird bump on his chest.  He has very sensitive skin so we watched the bump come and go for a while probably six months or so. … Continue reading All I wanted was a belly rub.

Grandma doesn’t always know best.

Cultural barriers and disparities in cancer care

Turns out cancer is not contagious, breast-feeding does not cause breast cancer, surgery treatment for breast cancer won't cause disease spread, and men can, in fact, get breast cancer.    Grandma might have passed down some incorrect information over the years. Today's discussion will focus mainly on breast cancer.  Studies have shown that racial and ethnic minority … Continue reading Grandma doesn’t always know best.

What if we tipped doctors?

would you tip your physician?

The delivery of healthcare is going through a paradigm shift.  Access to information has grown tremendously with widespread availability of the internet and outpouring of social media outlets.  More than ever, patients have the opportunity to take better ownership of their care.  The rise of high deductible health plans and the shift to consumer's pockets has lead patients to … Continue reading What if we tipped doctors?