N.Y. Times Year in (Healthcare) Ideas

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Healthcare innovations culled from the New York Times eighth annual “Year in Ideas” issue: airbags for the elderly, automated anesthesia, bubble wrap that never ends, Mahlangu handwasher (I think we built something like this at Girl Scout Camp), positive deviance to reduce the spread of MRSA, scrupulosity disorder and more. The whole article is worth a read for the ideas it may generate for your organization. (See “The Two-Tier Teacher Contract,” a first look at pay for performance for educators.)

And because we could all use a little cheering in this economy and because it WAS included in the list (Avian Dancing), we give you Snowball the Dancing Cockatoo:

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