Sunday, December 4, 2016

Keep Your Dirty Dishes in the Dishwasher, Not on the Counter

Enjoying your dinner?

The Aaronson family enjoys cruising on holiday. We eat as a family, and we enjoy the experience.

From the perspective of the crew, the dining area during peak hours is quite busy. Space is tight given the confines of the ship. Therefore, a well thought out floor plan can allow for economy of motion, productivity, and it enables the value equation to work:

Value equals quality over cost.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Importance of Transparency?

"Hooray! The bullfighter dies. Because we all want the bull 💩 to survive." -- MORRISSEY

Is ignorance bliss? Or would you rather have transparency and know what's going on in your organization? It's a tough question many companies struggle to answer on a daily basis to improve satisfaction. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

About Me: Dr. Aaronson Makes The Invisible Visible. My Annotated Resume / CV (Curriculum Vitae)

Dr. Michael L. Aaronson, MD
Kidney Doctor and High Blood Pressure Specialist

"Patients want to know about the doctor who takes care of them. They want to know the physician's background, a little bit about the doctor's personal life, and why that provider would be the preferred choice for the individual patient who needs medical care." I learned these facts recently at a continuing medical education conference I attended.

Have you ever tried to look up a doctor before allowing that physician to take care of you? I have. Nowadays we all do. However, in my opinion, even with Google search savvy and knowledge of the use of the internet, I have run into difficulty finding enough information to make an informed decision. In my opinion, the websites available today surprisingly lack the information I seek. Therefore, we doctors have a personal responsibility to make what is invisible to the patient visible -- if we have nothing to hide. In other words, I need to provide you, a possible future patient, with more details about me, so that you can decide if you want to trust me to serve your kidney and high blood pressure needs.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Lamenting the Lack of Software Instructions. What's the Solution?

By Bill Ball, Paperback – July 1998

What ever happened to the software instruction manual?

The ultimate software reference manual went away, and I, Dr. Aaronson, miss it. Why do I? Well, I want to know the advanced, non-intuitive, features of a program that I have purchased to maximize my return on investment and increase my productivity. 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Binge Watching While You Wait

The Aaronson family recently went on a vacation holiday to Europe. The flight time from Omaha, Nebraska to Barcelona, Spain is 10 hours and 5 minutes. That is a long trip! For those of you who have traveled across continents, you know that intercontinental flights can be very monotonous. When there is nothing to do, time stands still.

Traditionally, what can you do to get through it?