Sam Bernstein, Senior Staff Writer
I love your care variation equation. You do revenue cycle just right. Will you—my dearest Advisory Board—be my #HealthPolicyValentine tonight?
It's that time of year again—Valentine's Day. And while some people will be professing their love to that someone special, health policy wonks are taking to Twitter to declare their (nerdy) love for everything from bundled payments to antibiotic stewardship with the #HealthPolicyValentine hashtag.
The annual Twitter tradition started in 2012 when then HHS staffer Emma Sandoe came up with the idea on her commute home. Sandoe thought "it would be funny to tweet one 'health policy valentine' everyday until Valentine's Day." After Sandoe started she "couldn't stop."
Soon other health care wonks started tweeting their own valentines, and the rest is history. Here are some of this year's best for your reading (and retweeting) pleasure.
Valentine, will you join me— Aisling McDonough (@AislingMcDL) February 13, 2017
In holy MACRA-mony?
Our love is such high quality
I vow no gaming/being phony#healthpolicyvalentines
Roses are red— Ashish K. Jha (@ashishkjha) February 13, 2017
Violets are blue
I'll take alternative payments
As long as I'm bundled with you #healthpolicyvalentines
Roses are red;— Joshua Sharfstein (@drJoshS) February 12, 2017
No reason to fudge it;
To help a hospital do more prevention...
Provide an all-payer global budget#healthpolicyvalentines
Roses are flowers— Deborah Roseman (@roseperson) February 11, 2017
Ferrets are weasels
Vaccines are so much better
For you than measles #healthpolicyvalentines
Roses are red— Vishal Varshney (@VarshneyMD) February 12, 2017
Diamonds go on a ring
Social determinants of health
Are definitely a thing #healthpolicyvalentines
A conversation you'll love: How leaders can effectively communicate with staff
Communication isn't just important when dishing out health policy valentines.
Leaders must communicate effectively with frontline staff to ensure they understand your organization's priorities and their role in helping you achieve those goals.
Join us for a webconference on Thursday, February 23rd on how leaders can more effectively communicate with staff—including how to rationalize the pace of changes and new initiatives hitting the front line.