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How to Prevent Personal Obsolescence

By DAVE MARQUARD
August 23, 2017 Category: Other

CAUTION!Personal obsolescence in a leader/manager can manifest itself in organizational under-performance, less than optimal personal compensation, and even unemployment.Dont let this happen to you! Here are three simple actions you can take NOW to help prevent your own personal obsolescence. 1. Embrace Your Industry Market More than 2,500 years ago the great Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu (544 BC to 496 BC) wisely observed: If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles. To modify this ancient axiom a little, You need not fear a hundred salary reviews, decisions, or market/industry changes, if you know the industry and the market. Having worked a dozen years for a large conglomerate before founding my own companies, I witnessed a common mistake by new division executives who often believed they didnt need to put in the considerable extra time required to learn the industry, market, and or even their products.

Spruce Up Your POC with a Designer Bag Look

By ROB SALTZSTEIN
August 19, 2017 Category: Other

A new craze has been sweeping the country:rock painting! Its being hailed as a new way of spreading happiness and kindness throughout your community. Now the concept has even been used to give a designer look to the cover that holds your POC in place. Meet Anita Ross, a retired resident of Clinton, OH, who paints rocks for sheer happiness. Because of COPD, she has been on oxygen for years. For the past six months she has used her background as an artist to paint rocks and then hide them in plain sightmaybe at a post office maybe at a grocery store maybe on a hiking trail. The front of the rock has her drawing. The back has a label asking the finder to take a picture and post it on the Facebook group page, along with information on where it was found. When they are found, people smile, take the photo, and post it on Facebook. The word spreads quickly. In NE Ohio there are several thousand Facebook members of arock painting group. In Washington State, where the

Separating the Healthcare Millions, Billions, and Trillions

By DAVE MARQUARD
June 11, 2017 Category: Other

If you are like me, keeping track and making sense of all the zeroes in the millions, billions and trillions of dollars spent on U.S. healthcare is daunting. I first started getting acquainted with difficult to grasp numbers when discussing the national debt in an economics class years ago. Trillions of dollars are big, but how big, really? Now, some years down the road and a member of the producing class we so assiduously studied in those classes, I still have trouble putting really large numbers into context. They are important to understand because we see them before us every single dayin the newspapers, on TV, on the Internet. Annual U.S. healthcare expenditures are staggeringover $3 trillion annually. To help put this and other gigantic numbers into context, I have done some investigating to bring their comparative size into clearer focus. The difference between the zeroes attached to $10, $100, $1,000, $10,000, $100,000 are easy to see. But what about $1,000,000?Six zeroes makes

Latest Healthcare Stats Show Solid Growth

By ROB SALTZSTEIN
June 05, 2017 Category: Other

Newest healthcare data from theBureau of Labor StatisticsandCensus Bureaushow continued growth in the size, scope and cost of the U.S. healthcare market. Here is a compilation of some the most recent statistical findings from 2016 and 2017 BLS surveys and Census Bureau projections.. Respiratory therapists average median income is about $58,000 per year. The median annual wage for healthcare practitioners was $62,610 in May of 2015. Thats higher than the median annual wage for all workers, which was $36,200. EMPLOYMENT Healthcare related occupations have employment of 12 million people or about 9% of the total national employment. Home healthcare aides as an occupation are projected to grow as the fastest occupation in the United States through 2024 35%. Changes in the population growth participation rates over the next several decades will significantly impact the labor force, including healthcare. Even though the size of the U.S. population will grow overall, its annual growth

Then ... and Now

By BOB MCQUOWN
May 18, 2017 Category: Other

This past May, I wrote a column called Keeping Concentrators New Car Smell Fresh. It referenced how to deal with foul smelling rental equipment being returned to a DME company. The odor could have come from several sources, but the most common cause was almost always smoking. The odor had been absorbed into the machine and the DME had found it next to impossible to get out. I detailed how, when I was at the Cleveland Clinic, we purchased a purifier that would take these odors out easily and effectively. It allowed us to restore the equipment to pristine condition for use by the next patient. I received many requests asking where they could find this product. I forwarded the information and asked each respondent to let me know how it was working. Here are just a few of the many responses I received: JM said:Yes. We have the purifier and it works wonders. BW said:Thanks for the great article. We purchased the purifier and have used it several times on equipment that had odors our cleaning

Healthcare Is The Fastest Growing Of All Occupations

By ROB SALTZSTEIN
February 25, 2017 Category: Other

2.3 MILLIONNEW JOBS PROJECTED The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has made it official Healthcare employment is leading the nation in fast paced growth. Statistics available toHome HealthCare TODAYshow how incredibly important the healthcare industry is to the U.S. economy overall. Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations will add more jobs than any other group of occupations. This growth is expected due to an aging population and because federal health insurance reform is expected to increase the number of individuals who have access to health insurance. BLS reports that the median annual wage for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (such as registered nurses, physicians and surgeons, and dental hygienists) was $62,610 in May 2015, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy of

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How to Prevent Personal Obsolescence

By DAVE MARQUARD
August 23, 2017 Category: Other

CAUTION!Personal obsolescence in a leader/manager can manifest itself in organizational under-performance, less than optimal personal compensation, and even unemployment.Dont let this happen to you! Here are three simple actions you can take NOW to help prevent your own personal obsolescence. 1. Embrace Your Industry Market More than 2,500 years ago the great Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu (544 BC to 496 BC) wisely observed: If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles. To modify this ancient axiom a little, You need not fear a hundred salary reviews, decisions, or market/industry changes, if you know the industry and the market. Having worked a dozen years for a large conglomerate before founding my own companies, I witnessed a common mistake by new division executives who often believed they didnt need to put in the considerable extra time required to learn the industry, market, and or even their products.

Spruce Up Your POC with a Designer Bag Look

By ROB SALTZSTEIN
August 19, 2017 Category: Other

A new craze has been sweeping the country:rock painting! Its being hailed as a new way of spreading happiness and kindness throughout your community. Now the concept has even been used to give a designer look to the cover that holds your POC in place. Meet Anita Ross, a retired resident of Clinton, OH, who paints rocks for sheer happiness. Because of COPD, she has been on oxygen for years. For the past six months she has used her background as an artist to paint rocks and then hide them in plain sightmaybe at a post office maybe at a grocery store maybe on a hiking trail. The front of the rock has her drawing. The back has a label asking the finder to take a picture and post it on the Facebook group page, along with information on where it was found. When they are found, people smile, take the photo, and post it on Facebook. The word spreads quickly. In NE Ohio there are several thousand Facebook members of arock painting group. In Washington State, where the

Separating the Healthcare Millions, Billions, and Trillions

By DAVE MARQUARD
June 11, 2017 Category: Other

If you are like me, keeping track and making sense of all the zeroes in the millions, billions and trillions of dollars spent on U.S. healthcare is daunting. I first started getting acquainted with difficult to grasp numbers when discussing the national debt in an economics class years ago. Trillions of dollars are big, but how big, really? Now, some years down the road and a member of the producing class we so assiduously studied in those classes, I still have trouble putting really large numbers into context. They are important to understand because we see them before us every single dayin the newspapers, on TV, on the Internet. Annual U.S. healthcare expenditures are staggeringover $3 trillion annually. To help put this and other gigantic numbers into context, I have done some investigating to bring their comparative size into clearer focus. The difference between the zeroes attached to $10, $100, $1,000, $10,000, $100,000 are easy to see. But what about $1,000,000?Six zeroes makes

Latest Healthcare Stats Show Solid Growth

By ROB SALTZSTEIN
June 05, 2017 Category: Other

Newest healthcare data from theBureau of Labor StatisticsandCensus Bureaushow continued growth in the size, scope and cost of the U.S. healthcare market. Here is a compilation of some the most recent statistical findings from 2016 and 2017 BLS surveys and Census Bureau projections.. Respiratory therapists average median income is about $58,000 per year. The median annual wage for healthcare practitioners was $62,610 in May of 2015. Thats higher than the median annual wage for all workers, which was $36,200. EMPLOYMENT Healthcare related occupations have employment of 12 million people or about 9% of the total national employment. Home healthcare aides as an occupation are projected to grow as the fastest occupation in the United States through 2024 35%. Changes in the population growth participation rates over the next several decades will significantly impact the labor force, including healthcare. Even though the size of the U.S. population will grow overall, its annual growth

Then ... and Now

By BOB MCQUOWN
May 18, 2017 Category: Other

This past May, I wrote a column called Keeping Concentrators New Car Smell Fresh. It referenced how to deal with foul smelling rental equipment being returned to a DME company. The odor could have come from several sources, but the most common cause was almost always smoking. The odor had been absorbed into the machine and the DME had found it next to impossible to get out. I detailed how, when I was at the Cleveland Clinic, we purchased a purifier that would take these odors out easily and effectively. It allowed us to restore the equipment to pristine condition for use by the next patient. I received many requests asking where they could find this product. I forwarded the information and asked each respondent to let me know how it was working. Here are just a few of the many responses I received: JM said:Yes. We have the purifier and it works wonders. BW said:Thanks for the great article. We purchased the purifier and have used it several times on equipment that had odors our cleaning

Healthcare Is The Fastest Growing Of All Occupations

By ROB SALTZSTEIN
February 25, 2017 Category: Other

2.3 MILLIONNEW JOBS PROJECTED The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has made it official Healthcare employment is leading the nation in fast paced growth. Statistics available toHome HealthCare TODAYshow how incredibly important the healthcare industry is to the U.S. economy overall. Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations will add more jobs than any other group of occupations. This growth is expected due to an aging population and because federal health insurance reform is expected to increase the number of individuals who have access to health insurance. BLS reports that the median annual wage for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (such as registered nurses, physicians and surgeons, and dental hygienists) was $62,610 in May 2015, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy of

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