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Michealle Gady

Founder and President , Atromitos
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Michealle Gady, JD, is Founder and President of Atromitos, LLC, a boutique consulting firm headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina. Atromitos works with a variety of organizations from health payers and technology companies, t  

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Oct 21, 2022

Recognizing Women-Owned Small Businesses

Oh, how far we’ve come! Women business owners, I’m talking to you!    Starting, working, running, and owning a business is hard. I can’t imagine what it was like for all ...

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Sep 15, 2022

We Need To Simple Better: But How Do We Get There?

In Atrómitos’ recent monthly newsletter, I asked a simple question, but one which, I don’t think anyone has a good answer to. When it comes to healthcare, what is quality? What ...

Other
Aug 18, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act: A BFD for Medicare Beneficiaries

What feels like 100 years ago, when in my early 20s, I had my first “big” job working in the state office of Senator Joe Lieberman. I handled health and human services issues, which means ...

Other
Jul 21, 2022

Medicaid Transformation: “The times they are a’changin’" (hopefully)

While the North Carolina General Assembly failed – again – to expand Medicaid to the hundreds of thousands of North Carolina residents that desperately need health insurance cove ...

Other
Jun 13, 2022

Walking the Walk: Creating and Sustaining “Speak Up Culture” at Work (or risk having your employees walk out on you)

Recently, someone very close to me gave notice at his job. The specific experience and the reasons for his decision to leave his company, led me to think about the critical importance of companies cre ...

Health Care
May 24, 2022

Straight Talk on Tech: Implementing IT in Health Care

Dear Reader,  Atrómitos is honored to have sponsored the Insightful Discussion “Straight Talk on Tech: Implementing IT in Health Care." We are grateful to the panel that p ...

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May 18, 2022

How Small Businesses Can Support Employees Mental Health

Every year in May, the US recognizes Mental Health Awareness month. This year of all years, this feels like a critical moment of awareness.    In 2019 about 1 in 10 people report ...

Other
May 6, 2022

To All The Ladies: We’ve Got This!

  Every year, starting on Mother’s Day, the US recognizes women’s health and encourages women to take manageable steps to help improve their health and wellbeing. As a woman, I appre ...

Other
Apr 22, 2022

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Not a Solution to Homelessness

In recent weeks, the New Hanover County Commission considered changing the local ordinance to allow law enforcement to impose fines on people who are homeless and who occupy county propertie ...

Health Care
Mar 14, 2022

#BreakTheBias: Moving from Words to Actions

For those who do not know, International Women’s Day is recognized annually on March 8th. The purpose of this day is to celebrate the many accomplishments of women and strive toward gender equal ...

Health Care
Feb 22, 2022

Good Health is Good Economic Development

Over the last year or so, I have spoken often on the importance and urgency of expanding Medicaid in North Carolina. This week I cede the floor, and my column, to John Chaffee, former CEO of NCEast Al ...

Health Care
Feb 14, 2022

NC’s Medicaid Transformation: Between Iteration and Innovation

Last July, North Carolina launched what NC DHHS termed “Medicaid Transformation.” This included the transition of the state’s Medicaid program to  Managed Care, where the paymen ...

Insightful Discussions
Jan 27, 2022

Parents: Do You Know Where Your Children’s Data are?

This week, in recognition of Data Privacy Week (Jan. 24 – 28), my colleague Tina Simpson wrote about the current state of legal protection within the United States for protecting and ensuring ou ...

Financial
Jan 6, 2022

Small Business Owner: Know Thy Finances

I think it is fair to say that most small business owners are not trained in accounting, bookkeeping, or financial analysis. Yet, once you own a business, you must be all three.   In the early ...

Business Growth
Dec 13, 2021

Collaboration: Good For More Than Musicians

It’s National Write a Business Plan Month! Show of hands, how many businesses out there have a formal business plan? (Yes, nonprofit organizations I’m talking to you too.)   Now. Ho ...

Insightful Discussions
Nov 9, 2021

What it takes: Lessons from an Entrepreneur

Over the last few years, I’ve had quite a few people ask me “How did you decide to start your own business?” or “What are the critical skills for someone to start their own bus ...

Health Care
Oct 13, 2021

Recognizing Our Health Care Heroes

For the last four years, Atromitos has been privileged to sponsor the Greater Wilmington Business Journal’s annual recognition of healthcare workers in southeast North Carolina – Health Ca ...

Health Care
Sep 3, 2021

Recognizing The Critical Role of Literacy

September 8th is International Literacy Day. Since 1967, communities across the globe have come together to recognize this important day “…to remind the international community of the imp ...

Financial
Aug 30, 2021

What I’ve Learned Over The Last 5 Years

In 2016, I took a big risk and started my own company. I have no business training. No MBA. Had never run a business or even a department in a business. Even so, I knew that I wanted to build somethin ...

Health Care
Aug 23, 2021

Back To Basics: Revisiting The Fundamentals of Medicaid Transformation as it Relates to Patient Care

North Carolina is about six weeks into the launch of Medicaid Transformation. Many of us are focused on the implementation of managed care, which is foundational to Medicaid Transformation. As a refre ...

Health Care
Jul 15, 2021

Six Years In The Making: Medicaid Transformation – It Happened!

On July 1st, North Carolina Medicaid Transformation officially launched. After 6 years of planning and a few starts and stops, we are finally off to the races. We are about two weeks into implementati ...

Other
Jun 14, 2021

The Importance Of Allyship This Pride Month

It’s June which means Pride Month has started. Across the country, LGBTQ+ communities are coming together to celebrate the strides that have been made in the fight for equality and justice. Whil ...

Business Growth
May 20, 2021

When and How Your Business Should Employ The Help of a Consultant

At some point in time, most businesses or government agencies will need to employ the help of a consultant. Before I became a consultant, I actually didn’t have the best opinion of consultants. ...

Health Care
Apr 13, 2021

Words Matter: Understanding Health Technology Terminology

Over the last year, we have seen significant growth in the use of virtual visits among patients and health care providers. My bet would be that in this past year, you have had at least one virtual vis ...

Business Growth
Mar 10, 2021

A Tribute To Women and Their Private Acts of Courage

March is Women’s History Month. The month is meant to celebrate the expanse of women who have made a difference throughout history. So many of these women — Eleanor Roosevelt, Justice Ruth ...

Economic Development
Feb 15, 2021

The Business Case for Medicaid Expansion – 3 Reasons Business Leaders Should Support Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid Expansion has been a political football for the past decade. Despite the controversy and political partisanship, there’s one thing that we know for certain from this decade of experienc ...

Health Care
Feb 3, 2021

North Carolina Medicaid Transformation: Big Changes Coming July 1

In 2015, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted legislation that would fundamentally change the Medicaid program in North Carolina. Since then, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services ha ...

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