Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Holiday Message for Health and Wellness

Today my message is one of hope and optimism. Health and Wellness are dear to us all.

We have many tools, HIT, EMRs, ACOs, ACA, Health Benefit Exchanges and more to come. Who knows what is next or what we have built, or predict will be here in five years.  Chances are very good, they will not be based upon our looking back ten years.  Not much is left from those days.

My message today is about 'shifting sands'

Much of what you and I read or write about health care, health information technology should be taken with a grain of salt.  It is all written from the narrow confines of our own experience(s)

It all goes beyond my capability to absorb and synthesize.

Much of what I seek is answered by the parables.  My hope is that all will take away some glint of wisdom from these words, no matter what the challenge.

Building on a Solid Foundation
24“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. 25Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. 26But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. 27When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”
The Tree and Its Fruit
15“Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. 16You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. 18A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. 19So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. 20Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.
Effective Prayer
7“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.

This is my holiday gift to all.
Gary Levin M.D.

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