Friday, August 30, 2013

Do We Sit Too Much?

We're surrounded by it … technology. Because of technology, we've been seduced into a sedentary lifestyle. You can spend the majority of your day in a chair watching TV, working at a desk, playing video games, reading, banking … even shopping.

Our bodies are made to move! Two major contributing factors to the obesity epidemic in the US are lack of physical activity and SITTING too much. Here's the clincher, a recent study involving over 17,000 participants found that there is a strong relationship between sitting and all health causes of morality, even if you are exercising.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Social Times picks up Devitt Quote

I just got a heads up that I was quoted in Social Times, a division of MediaBistro. The post included my piece on social media monitoring for businesses. 

Thanks to Debra Eckerling for considering me for her post. You can find it here at

is the author of the #1 Kindle Bestselling Young Adult novel, The Card. He's also a healthcare consultant specializing in helping healthcare companies and practices develop a social media marketing platform, and maximize cash flow. You can find him posting weekly to Indies Unlimited and occasionally as a contributor on Yahoo!

Friday, August 23, 2013

New Perks added to Campaign for Immediate and Affordable Healthcare

We've just added some great new perks to our campaign on Indiegogo to help bring Immediate and Affordable Healthcare to Everyone. For those that may not know how it works. In crowdfunding, you contribute to help put projects into motion and then you are rewarded with perks.

Here's some of the things that we've just added:

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Please help us bring immediate and affordable healthcare to everyone ...

Hi, I'm reaching out to you today for your help. The systemic problems of our healthcare system has led to families going bankrupt, doctors shortages and unbearable wait times to see health care professionals.

I've worked in Healthcare for over 20 years, starting out on the clinical side, treating patients. Before long, I ended up in practice management and saw first hand how broken the healthcare system is.

The Affordable Care Act will insure millions more, which means the already overloaded healthcare system will become more overloaded.

We believe that we can help fix the system with Telemedicine.

Telemedicine is one of the most powerful tools healthcare providers can use to improve patient care, increase access and lower costs. Telemedicine exists today, but primarily in remote populations or for doctor to doctor consultation in areas where there's a shortage of expertise.

The fact is, everyone should have access to Telemedicine. Today's generation uses and trusts mobile applications to do just about everything. We can use the same technology to deliver healthcare to your living room. 

Please visit our campaign page to learn more and to see some of the great perks we're giving away with your contribution. Thank You!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

What Are We Doing This For?

Photo Credit: Jim Devitt (in honor of Tony Valente and his 100 mile ride around Crater Lake this weekend
About a month ago I attended the biggest healthcare finance management conference in the United States. I’ve attended this meeting for the past four or five years. Matter of fact, I presented at this same conference last year.

Here’s where it gets interesting. You see, we create a lot of noise about what we do—we reach out to help each other, we post best practices, and we even buy each others books!

For as big as the Indie revolution is, we are actually a small, tight knit group. The reality is, through this blog and others like Indies Unlimited , we've seen dramatic growth in readership over the past year and a half, yet, how big of a group do we really touch?

Friday, August 9, 2013

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - My Oh My (Official Video)

If you want a bit of nostalgia, it doesn't get any better than this!

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - My Oh My (Official Video)