In this space, Michael H. Samuelson, former President and CEO, has posted commentaries that address the personal, cultural, and systemic issues driving our current national healthcare crisis.
|A Yanqui in Havana: A Peek Behind the Cuban Healthcare Curtain|
Michael H. Samuelson, former President and CEO, and an adjunct professor at the University of Rhode Island, recently visited Havana for eight days as part of a university research team to examine Cuba's healthcare system, with a specific focus on health and wellness. In this commentary, he offers some initial observations and global comparisons between the healthcare systems in Cuba and the US, shares his insights on the prevalence of integrated health management and the patient-centered medical home in Cuba, and explores the "So what?" question and possible lessons we can pull from Cuba and the global healthcare experience.
|Healthcare vs. Sickcare: Time to Level Set|
In this commentary, Michael H. Samuelson communicates ten fundamental understandings which frame the current healthcare crisis and highlight the need for prevention-focused health management as part of any long-term solution.
|The Science of Life & The Art of Living|
The science of life is general and objective. The art of living, however, is specific, subtle and subjective. You must build a unique existence that continuously advances your personal state of physical, emotional, spiritual, and social wellbeing.
|Keep Your Radar Turned On|
If you're like most people, you often sense the challenges and threats in your life, but delay taking action until these challenges and threats become overwhelming problems. My advice is to be proactive, and keep your personal radar turned on.
|The Game of Life|
The first step you can take toward the life you truly want is to live it: recapture the wonder of the child who lives in the moment and run from the analytical adult whose days are filled with doubt and insecurity.
|The Cancer Journey (10 Emotions)|
Michael H. Samuelson shares his insights on the emotional journey - and the valuable perspective he gained - during his battle to survive cancer.
|Nourish Your Mind, Body, and Spirit|
Life is much more than surviving. Here are the basic steps you can take to thrive in your everyday life.
|Timshel - Choice and Personal Accountability|
The Hebrew word timshel, meaning "thou mayest," signifies choice. The individual must embrace the philosophy of timshel, and recognize that their choices, more than any external factor, will shape the quality of the life that they live.