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Samir Damani, MD
September 16, 2014
Searching for health and fitness apps on the iTunes app store turns up approximately 2,200 results. There are calorie counters, activity trackers, heart rate monitors, virtual fitness coaches and every other conceivable permutation.
The quantity should grow even larger thanks to Apple’s latest product release, the Apple Watch, a wrist … Read more
Naomi Fried, Ph.D.
September 12, 2014
How can innovation be embedded into an organization’s culture? And can a single executive act as a catalyst?
These are questions that Naomi Fried thinks a lot about. Four years ago, Fried was hired as Boston Children’s Hospital’s first Chief Innovation Officer.
She created the Innovation Acceleration Program, which aims … Read more
September 9, 2014
During athenahealth’s 2014 Strategic Client Forum, renowned business adviser and best-selling author, Ram Charan, who has consulted with some of the largest Fortune 500 companies — including GE, Bank of America, and 3M — shared his insights and wisdom on effective leadership.
In the video below, Charan details the … Read more
September 4, 2014
Blockbuster. Tower Records. Borders Group. Kodak.
They are all examples of companies that did not adapt to the digital disruption facing them. By the time they attempted to, however, it was too late. New competitors were sending DVDs to customers by mail and then eventually streaming content online, iTunes replaced … Read more
September 3, 2014
When customers to superstore chain Target were recently asked to rate their satisfaction with their in-store experience, the three highest-scoring sections of the chain were Target’s pharmacies, the medical clinics, and the in-store Starbucks outlets.
Think about that for a second. Target’s medical clinics receive higher customer-service ratings than Starbucks, … Read more
Thomas Kochan, PhD
September 2, 2014
Until recently, no one living outside of New England had heard of Market Basket. But when the regional supermarket chain’s board fired its president, Arthur T. Demoulas, in June during a public feud among the members of the family-owned business, it set off a firestorm of protest—and boycotts—from the company’s … Read more
Ideas to Act On
“Population health speaks to our historic mission in the community, especially our commitment to social justice and addressing health disparities.”Read Article
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