Dear Henry VIII: Just Because I Don’t Care Doesn’t Mean I Don’t Understand

Got into a conversation about the Church of England recently. This one was about the ignominious legend of its beginnings – the “Henry VIII wanted to get up Anne Boleyn’s skirts” version. I’m not sure which version of “the difference between empathy and sympathy” we’re on, but as a disclaimer: I don’t exactly stan Henry…More

Exodus and Labor

Is anyone else thoroughly sick of hearing 2 Thessalonians 10 (“if one among you does not work, neither shall he eat”) as if it’s the be-all end-all of Biblical takes on capitalism and labor? Yeah. That. ‘Tis the time of year in my annual “read the Bible in a year” schedule where I read Exodus…More

Tracking What’s Not There

A common theme among the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) value-based programs is reduction or lack. The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) measures value by readmissions that don’t occur. The Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC) reduction program measures value by hospital-acquired conditions that never set in. And so on. Tracking events is easy. Tracking…More