2017 Western Healthcare Leadership Academy

2017 Leadership Academy

The 2017 Western Healthcare Leadership Academy is scheduled for May 5-7, in San Diego, CA. This continues to be an excellent resource for physician leadership and staff interested in learning about the problems facing healthcare providers and the solutions that are working.

7twofive.com is now live!


Today I launched 7twofive.com, a new site dedicated to helping chronicle issues and solutions for small business.  Many of them are particularly suited to healthcare or legal businesses, but the lessons should be applicable to any.  We’ve talked about building this site, or some version of it, for years, and today it’s live!

Take a look!

Vandelay Industries partners with Veeam

Vandelay Industries has teamed with Veeam to become a ProPartner.  Their recent release of v9 solidifies their position as market leader for backup and high availability.

Veeam Availability Suite v9 for the Always-On Enterprise.

Veeam® Availability Suite™ delivers something fundamentally different — Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ — leveraging IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud.

Product Overview Editions Comparison What’s new in v9 (Backup) What’s New in v9 (ONE)
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2016 Western Healthcare Leadership Academy


Save the date! The 19th Annual Western Health Care Leadership Academy will be May 13-15, 2016, at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. The 2016 Leadership Academy will continue its mission of providing the information and skills needed to succeed in today’s rapidly changing health care marketplace. We hope you will be able to join us!


New! Conference Tracks Now Available

New this year, Leadership Academy has several tracks covering a variety of topics. Choose a track for a specialized conference experience!

2015 CHUG Conference – NYC

We hope to see you in New York – where CHUG attendees will enjoy the sights and sounds of the city while networking with peers, sharing ideas and exploring this year’s theme – Is the Future Now? Healthcare of Tomorrow Today.  more here

Microsoft is raising prices on many of it’s products

Microsoft to hike by 13 percent its user client-access license prices as of August 1

Microsoft will be raising the price of its User client-access licenses (CALs) for a number of its on-premises server products, including Windows Server, Exchange, SharePoint and System Center, by 13 percent.

See full story here.

SGR discussion at the CMA Leadership Academy

For nearly two decades, physicians have had to work with the threat of massive cuts to Medicare hanging over their head from the sustainable growth rate (SGR). Somehow, during the most virulent Congressional partisanship in our history, a solution was reached and overwhelmingly passed both houses in April.

Read more here.

Updated Website!

We’ve updated to a modern design and are excited about the changes.  Please tell us what you think!

From HIMSS15 – CMS talks freshly proposed changes to MU2

Change is coming to Stage 2 Meaningful Use, officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Monday, as a new rule aims to cut back on redundancies and solve a few headaches healthcare providers have expressed over the program.

CMS unveiled the rule on Friday afternoon, which meant many in attendance at the HIMSS Annual Conference in Chicago hadn’t had much time to digest the proposal.

Most notably, the rule changes the reporting for first-time enrollees from one year to any 90-day period. In the second year, participants would have to report for a full calendar year. It also aligns the reporting period with the calendar year, and not the fiscal year.

If approved, the changes would apply to 2015.

Read the entire post here.

We are hiring!

Vandelay Industries in always on the lookout for excellent additions to the team, if you or someone you know is looking to join a GREAT team, please let us know!