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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