Women of Power Stand Down

On July 12, 2012, women Veterans gathered together for the first Women of Power Stand Down in Hawaii. Women Veterans returning home from war are at high risk for unemployment and combat related injuries. theStrategist, a firm that specializes in designing healthcare transformations that save lives and money, organized and led the event. Stand Down [...]

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Obamacare Tax for Uninsured Constitutional

By a 5 to 4 split, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the mandate which requires all Americans to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty constitutional and valid. The 2010  Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often dubbed ObamaCare, will extract a penalty tax from all uninsured Americans. Beginning 2014, all Americans [...]


Iraq War will Conclude by Close of 2011

“After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over,” declared U.S. President Barack Obama. In a press conference today, the Commander and Chief stated that all of the remaining 39,000 U.S. troops in Iraq would return home before the end of the year. Thousands of soldiers upward of 170,000 fought in Iraq. The [...]

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Steve Jobs: Genius to Generations

Today, October 5, 2011, I wept as I learned of the death of Steve Jobs.  For decades, the Apple Founder and Chairman of the Board  inspired me. He transformed how millions of people, including myself and theStrategist team— live, work and play with the launch of his iPhone, iPod and iPad. Steve Jobs created beautiful [...]


Stand Down Hawaii 9.7.11

One in three homeless adults is a Veteran. Today, women who serve in the military are four times more likely to experience homelessness than women who have not served in the military.  On September 7, 2011, theStrategist partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs – Pacific Island Health Care [...]


9/11 and Two Wars Later

“What’s happening? Why did someone do that?” asked my five year old nephew the morning of 9/11.  I had no answers.  I held him tight and rocked him in my arms.  The world was forever scarred, painfully so.  That morning, his little arms soothed me. Our world had irrevocably changed. Violently. Abruptly.  The world he [...]

New Report Points to Handheld Health Care Devices as High Growth Segment

An aging population, cost restraints, government financial incentives and medical error reduction efforts are key drivers in the exploding handheld device market for health care solutions according to a report published by Kalorama Information. “Hanhelds in Healthcare: The World Market for PDAs, Tablet PCs, Handheld Monitors, & Scanners,” estimates that in 2010, the health care [...]

Doctors Turn On Smartphones for Medical Info

Two out of three U.S. physicians use a smartphone according to an April 2010 report published by the California HealthCare Foundation. Manhattan Research forecasts that this trend among physicians will spike from 64 percent in 2009 to 81 percent in 2012. Agile. Easy-to-use. Fast. Fun. Hand-held. Low-cost. Mobile. All stellar attributes of an on-the-go device [...]

Few Americans Understand U.S. Healthcare System

In a poll of 4,000 adult Americans, 77 percent admit that they don’t understand how the U.S. health care system works. One in four healthcare consumers has no idea how much he or she pays for health insurance according to a 2010 survey conducted by Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. After a year and a [...]


Fiscal Reform Commission Zeros in on Medicare and Medicaid

The United States is in the red. How red? In 2010, the U.S. national deficit looms at $1.4 trillion dollars and sinking fast. Today, an 18-member appointed commission will convene for the first time to focus on deficit reducing initiatives. Front and center of the discussion agenda is Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. These three [...]

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