Author Archives: Stephen Bolles

Data We Know, Data We Don’t–But Should

Big data rules. At least, that’s what multiple media stories suggest. With advances in technology that include artificial intelligence for decision-making, ‘deep’ or ‘machine’ learning for data analysis, proliferation of health care data businesses and a strong trend within medical education … Continue reading

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A Fork In The Road

Reflecting on what’s going on at Northwestern Health Sciences University and other similar institutions, there’s a lot to question. So what can or should be done? For many schools, especially in professional education, there is probably a choice between two … Continue reading

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Will Northwestern Survive?

It has been hard to watch what’s going on at Northwestern Health Sciences University, but we may not have to watch it much longer. Its current president has directed a thorough purging of institutional memory, homogenization of its professional cultures, and mismanagement … Continue reading

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An Integrative Algorithm: Identity, Roles & Responsibilities

Writing a short article on integrative health care recently gave me a chance to reflect on what’s taken place in the field over the last two decades. The system is evolving, slowly in some places and quickly in others. In 1997 a … Continue reading

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Navigating the Issues of Integrated Health Care

In December of 2000, I wrote this article for the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association. I can’t remember if it got published or not. It’s interesting to reflect on the observations in the piece. Not sure much has changed … Continue reading

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Gain The World, Lose Our Soul

As a preacher’s son, parables and examples in Scripture are never far away in my consciousness. Even though a good deal of what passes for theology makes my teeth hurt these days, there is poetry in the Bible. Seeing some … Continue reading

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Transformation or Plug and Play?

Shifting roles, relationships, marketplace positions and economics have every aspect of health care under strain. A leading observer, leader and chronicler of integrative health care for decades named John Weeks recently wrote a perceptive piece on his analysis of the opportunities for doctors of naturopathic … Continue reading

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Chiropractic: Subtract Drugs, Don’t Add Them

A recent personal health crisis brought a practical example of the role of chiropractic into sharp focus. As passions heat up over the contentious issue of scope expansion and prescription privileges, and with no real information about what health care … Continue reading

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New Provider Marketing Realities

Three articles from different sources highlight just how different providers’ needs are for marketing in today’s emerging retailized health care marketplace. Why is this important for doctors of chiropractic? Because as the health care marketplace increasingly functions like a retail … Continue reading

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Changing Marketplace, Changing Terms of Engagement

At the point of completing his first year in place as president of Northwestern Health Sciences University, Dr. Christopher Cassirer offers a kind of report of findings and environmental assessment on the profession in July/August issue of the Minnesota Chiropractic Association’s … Continue reading

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