What I’ve Learned in 24 Months

Since founding NSC, I’ve learned how much heart and effort is needed to put into a company in order to be successful. And that doesn’t even include the work! A few weeks ago we had an office situation – the toilet seat was broken and there was some serious ‘sliding’...

NSC Gets SpoOoOky

On Friday the team got into the Halloween spirit for our first pumpkin carving competition! It's one of my favorite traditions, but my carving skills have rarely exceeded three triangles and a gap tooth smile, so I was given the very tough job of judge. It was a tough...

Care Coordination – Can’t We All Just Work Together?

Over the past few weeks, our family has been put in the patient care continuum – with our daughter developing an infection post-surgery to fix a broken arm. Thankfully we continue to be on the mend, but from someone who considers himself ‘somewhat knowledgeable’ about...

Intel Passes the Science Talent Search Torch

This week Intel was faced with an interesting PR challenge when it announced the decision to end a 20-year relationship with the Science Talent Search program – the nation’s oldest science fair for high school students. Sure, at first blush it might look like abandon...

Golf Clap for CVS

We should all give CVS a standing ovation for its decision to stop selling cigarettes. However, today’s news that CVS is helping reduce smoking in the US is a ‘tough pill to swallow’. Should anyone be surprised this research was lead by CVS’ Health Research Institute...

What Happened to the Ebola Crisis?

Just a year ago, you couldn’t turn on the news without hearing about Ebola. As doctors and nurses were returning from West Africa after providing compassionate care to those in suffering, Ebola was labeled as the pandemic that was going to take down the US population....

Medicare Lifeline – from 2017 to 2030

Today’s Wall Street Journal wrote about the current ‘health’ of both the Social Security and Medicare programs. As most of us in our 40s realize, what we are paying into the government retirement fund for our older neighbors certainly won’t be there when we could use...

Getting Started

Nigel's Checklist Start a company (hello, Next Step Communications!) Partner with a few companies who share a passion for improving healthcare Roll up my sleeves and dig into the work Identify, interview and hire a team of professionals who share an interest and...

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes: What’s New in Social Media

There’s no denying there is power in social media – 70% of the U.S. population has at least one social networking profile and the number of worldwide users is expected to grow from 2.1 billion last year to 2.5 billion by 2018. But as a business, weeding through the...

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