Christine Levan

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Efforts To Prolong My Husband's Life Cost Him An Easy Death

Death isn't a four-letter word, and doctors need to learn that.<p>For the past seven months, I’ve carried around my husband’s advance medical directive in my purse. During this time, I’ve shown this lawyer-prepared and notarized document to dozens of doctors, nurses, ambulance crews, surgeons, …

Kaiser Permanente: Patient portal support improves care but can create e-health disparities

Patient portals have great potential to improve care by better engaging patients in their own health and supporting better care delivery--if only …

More virtual care than office visits at Kaiser Permanente by 2018

By 2018, Kaiser Permanente will perform more virtual visits than in-person office visits.<p>This bombshell of sorts came to us from Dr. Robert Pearl, …

Zoom+ offers new formula for health care aimed at app-using millennials

PORTLAND — Lacee Badgley, the mother of a 7-year-old, works full time as an insurance adjuster. Like most working parents, she finds making time for …

Kaiser Permanente opens first of community health hubs

Kaiser's newest concept advances the move toward population health.<p>Photo courtesy of Kaiser Permanente<p>Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif., has opened …

To Design New Cancer Treatment Center, Kaiser Borrows From The Luxury Spa Industry

Radiation treatment is a physically wrenching process. But Kaiser Permanente hopes a spa-like environment will improve patient outcomes.<p>Radiation therapy is physically and psychologically grueling. And because of the technology required, it often takes place in sterile, dim, underground spaces. But …

Kaiser Building Hubs Instead of Hospitals

A lot of people are too young to remember family doctors making house calls, traveling to wherever their patients were located.<p>But what goes around …

Fail To Scale: Why Great Ideas In Health Care Don’t Thrive Everywhere

In the world of fine wine, it is well known that some types of wine grapes grow only in very specific climates and ecologies. The concept borrowed …

The Power Primer: Lessons From Andy Grove, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates And Larry Ellison

In my experience, leaders either use power well or they don’t. Thankfully, I’ve met more that fall into the “use power well” category. Here are four powerful leaders and the lessons they taught me. I hope their wisdom will touch you too.<p><b>Andy Grove: Be Gracious</b><p>Andy Grove always tried to feed me. He …

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How Millionaires Plan Their Day

What are the productivity secrets of self-made millionaires? Do they think about their time differently than the rest of us?<p><b>Portraits Of Ultra Successful People</b><p>I’ve interviewed 200 entrepreneurs including over 100 self-made millionaires. Among the many highly successful entrepreneurs who gave me …

Time Management

15 Daily Routines That Will Boost Your Productivity

Looking to become more productive? Here are 15 daily habits that can help you.<p>Feeling the office blues?<p>It's okay. It is an unfortunate reality that most U.S. workers spend long hours in the office, working themselves to death until they become office zombies.<p>Because of the long hours and often …

How to Give Difficult Employees Constructive Criticism That Gets Results

<b>Dear Annie:</b> A friend sent me your column on why new managers need to learn how to delegate, because I’ve only been a boss for a few months myself …

How Automated Narratives Are Now Helping Tableau Users Gain More Insights From Data Visualizations

Graphs and data visualizations are great ways of bringing data to life and communicating key insights at a simple glace. However, unless graphs, charts and dials are extremely well designed many still are at risk of being misinterpreted and often require significant efforts to fully understand. …

The Short, Online Course In Gratitude That Can Make You A Better Boss

When managers exercise positive psychology, employees and organizations benefit.<p>Every weekday, Cory Ludens starts his morning by writing out three “gratitudes”–each specific, and never repeated. Over the last four years, he has named roughly 400. “It’s just a part of my life,” says Ludens, vice …

These 4 Skills Will Make You Happier

We generally think of happiness as either a matter of chance or circumstance. Some people are born with happy brains–they just naturally seem to see …

10 expensive habits you can, and should, break today

Breaking bad financial habits can get us closer to meeting our goals. Learn how habits you might be guilty of are impacting your finances and how to …

Here’s Why Your Team Meetings Suck

Team meetings suck, but they are a must — both internally and externally — for most businesses.<p>Google “meetings” and you’ll find that many articles …

Why You Shouldn’t Want To Always Be Happy

In the 1990s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman led the positive psychology movement, which placed the study of human happiness squarely at the …

The Greatest New Innovative Technologies of 2016

The World Economic Forum (WEF) and Scientific American have recently joined forces and devised a list of the top ten most innovative technologies of …

Health Insurers Are Now Playing Hardball With Regulators Over Obamacare

Image source: White House on Flickr.<p>The health insurance marketplace set up under the Affordable Care Act, which you probably know best as "Obamacare," has 11.1 million paying customers as of March 31, 2016, based on recently reported data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. These …

53 Best Backyard Landscaping Designs For Any Size And Style - Page 3 of 3 - Interior Design Inspirations

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10 Online Marketing Tools That’ll Accelerate Growth of a New Business

<i>Did you recently take the step of starting a new business?</i>As exciting as this may be, it’s only natural to feel a bit of fear in the early days. With …

10 Qualities That People With High Emotional Intelligence Have

What is that one quality which makes some people more successful than others? Could it be simple intelligence? Maybe. However, that doesn’t seem to …

Feng Shui - 7 tricks to attract money into your home!

Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing with the surrounding environment.<p>One of the Five Arts of Chinese Metaphysics, …

5 Ways to Monitor Your Brand’s Effectiveness

<i>Michael Hyatt is chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers. He's also a professional blogger, speaker and author of the new book Platform: Get Noticed in</i> …

This State May Ditch Obamacare for Single-Payer Healthcare This November

Image source: White House via Flickr.<p>President Obama's signature health reform law, the Affordable Care Act -- which you probably know as "Obamacare" -- has been controversial and generally disliked by about halfof Americans since it was signed into law in March 2010.<p>The Kaiser Family Foundation …

Kaiser Permanente Coming to Santa Cruz in 2017 - Kaiser Permanente Share

<b>OAKLAND, Calif. —</b> Residents of Santa Cruz County will soon have access to Kaiser Permanente’s unique blend of high quality, affordable health care …

Kaiser Permanente to Open Health Innovation Center in Denver’s River North District - Kaiser Permanente Share

Rendering of the Catalyst Health-Tech Innovation center set to open in 2018.<p><b>DENVER —</b> Kaiser Permanente announced today that it will open a health …