the Latest Insights
Douglas Hough, PhD
April 17, 2015
As health care organizations enter the brave new world of value-based reimbursements, understanding how to influence human behavior is swiftly becoming a core competency.
No longer rewarded for simply treating the sick, providers will increasingly be paid to keep people healthy — and that takes more than procedures and prescriptions. … Read more
April 15, 2015
Over the past five years, the OpenNotes project, which gives patients access to the clinical notes written by their doctors and nurses, has seen tremendous growth from its initial three pilot locations.
It’s clear that what may have seemed revolutionary in 2010 has struck a nerve with health care … Read more
April 13, 2015
In his 2007 book, The Black Swan, author Nassim Taleb suggested that certain, improbable and unforeseen events can have a profound impact on culture and, in retrospect, should have been recognized as inevitable.
Even though interoperability and the coming information revolution in health care have been predicted to arrive for years, … Read more
April 9, 2015
Healthcare reform has triggered waves of change across the U.S. healthcare market, forcing systems and providers to reevaluate how, when, where, and whom they partner with to deliver care. Responding to these changes is particularly challenging for children’s hospitals and pediatric physicians.
In our view, children’s hospitals will find it … Read more
April 7, 2015
Population health management has made significant inroads due to the emergence of various integrated delivery systems including patient-centered medical homes, hospital-based readmission prevention programs and accountable care organizations. It’s also become crucial as the industry rapidly transitions from fee for service to fee for value.
Population health is broadly defined … Read more
April 1, 2015
I’ve written about some dramatic cases of crisis leadership on this forum recently, including how leadership contributed to the unlikely rescue of 33 Chilean miners and how leaders in health care delivery, policy, and research teamed up around the world in the international Ebola crisis last year.
In these cases, … Read more
Notes from the CIO Office
In a four-part series, Dick Escue, chief information officer at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colo., examines the innovative ways in which mobile and cloud technology can improve operational efficiency, clinical outcomes, and patient satisfaction.Read Series
Ideas to Act On
“Succeeding at patient engagement means moving from an attitude of telling a patient ‘the doctor will see you now’ to one of telling the doctor ‘the patient will see you now.’”Read Article
Upcoming Leadership Events
- 04/12/2015 – 04/16/2015
- 04/20/2015 – 04/22/2015
- 04/26/2015 – 04/29/2015
EDPMA Solutions Summit
Amelia Island, Fla.
- 04/26/2015 – 04/30/2015
UCAOA Spring Convention
- 04/27/2015 – 04/29/2015
FQHC Leadership Institute
Innovations in Health Care Summit
- 05/7/2015 – 05/9/2015
Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting