Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thank You

The Disease Management Care Blog typically doesn't toot its own blogging horn, but it will take an end-of-the-week moment to reflect on the State of the Union in its small corner of social media. This pause has been prompted by the DMCB YouTube "Setting Up An Accountable Care Organization" video crossing the 10,000 view mark. The DMCB hasn't found much in the way of reliable statistics, but it suspects that puts it in the top 5th percentile. It's also the 2nd most frequently viewed YouTube video on the topic of ACOs. This is probably because viewers appreciate its humor while making some important points.

As for the DMCB site, it estimates, using Google Analytics, that it has had over 16,000 returning visitors over the past year. Among these, it loosely calculates that there are about about 5500 readers that return more than once a month. Based their ISPs, many are from care management organizations, consulting groups, government and academia - a high quality group!

As further testimony to the DMCB's web footprint, there also are approximately "RSS" 400 subscribers, several attempts a day to plant spam in its "comments" sections and it finally hit $100 in Google Ad revenue.

And why does it blog? Because it makes the DMCB think - sometimes correctly, sometimes not - about an important health care issue five days a week 365 days a year. Since it started years ago, there are over a 1000 posts. Until it finds a better way to accomplish that or do something more important, it's going to keep it up.

In the meantime, readers, thank you for giving the DMCB your precious time.


Bradley Dean Stephan said...

Here, here! I have come to rely upon DMCB for its insights and references - keep up the great work!

Dr. David said...


Anonymous said...

Congrats, the DMCB is my surrogate journal club and up to date with an added spritz of comedy central. Keep up the great work and I hope you your google income stream bends the curve in a way that resembles future medicare expenses (real, not projected).