Managing Change in Health Care

Coaching Tip

For example, many hospitals are now engaged in making changes to improve their performance and the quality of care they provide. Change leaders need to take care of their physical health, invest in their personal life, and make sure there's a balance there. . By Guest Author Pamela Shaheen DrPH. Healthcare organizations seem to be particularly challenged in reinventing themselves when compared to other industries. . Why is that?

Robots for Health Care from Toyota

Curious Cat

This increases the need for health care and for assistance with everyday tasks from the elderly. Japan is also among the leading countries for developing robots for health care and living assistance. Japan has an extremely rapidly aging population.

Health Care: Spending & Costs

ReThink HR

Here are a few charts that will put our cost, spending and compensation for healthcare into perspective. Enjoy! National Healthcare Expenditure (NHE). Using a conservative annual growth rate of 4% (from Deloitte’s baseline year of 2010), Deloitte suggests the following as our real NHE.

Life-Giving Cultures in Health Care Organizations

Michael Lee Stallard

That’s why cultures in health care organizations need to be life-giving in order to energize health care workers who give so much of themselves to their patients. In some health care-related fields, as many as one-third of employees leave their jobs each year. You can’t give what you don’t have.

Using Dr. Deming’s Ideas at Baptist Memorial Health Care

Deming Institute

Skip Steward, Chief Improvement Office (CIO) for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation in Memphis, Tennessee is the latest guest on the Deming Podcast ( download the podcast ). podcast case study culture health care quality tools

Organizational Health Care with N2Growth: When was your Last Check-up?

N2Growth Blog

IT’S TIME TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR ORGANIZATION’S HEALTH! Schedule an appointment with your organization’s health care provider (you do have one right?) We’re providing some of our resources to help you and your health care provider (you do have one right?) determine what health services and screenings are best for you and your team. WHERE CAN I GO FOR HEALTH SERVICES? AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION.

WHE05: New Tools for Health Care Consumerism | with Clayton Nicholas from Change Healthcare

Engaging Leader

Health care consumerism is a key part of most employers’ strategies for workforce health engagement. This involves tools, resources, education, and motivation to help employees and family members make decisions that optimize health outcomes and cost-effectiveness. It could be choosing an appropriate hospital, a treatment type, a medication, follow-up care, whether […]. Workforce Health Engagement™ workforce health engagement

Decades Later The USA Health Care System is Still a Deadly Disease for Our Economy

Curious Cat

One of those was excessive health care costs. Health care is extremely expensive everywhere. But in the USA the health care system is twice as costly as other rich countries. Related: USA Health Care Spending 2013: $2.9 Decades ago W.

WHE21: Can Behavioral Economics Solve Your Company’s Health Care Problems? | with Derek Yach from Vitality Institute

Engaging Leader

In particular, the still-evolving field of behavioral economics provides opportunities for employers to use evidence-based strategies to improve the health of their workforce. Jesse is joined by Dr. Derek Yach from the Vitality Institute, to discuss the reasons for this health care gap – and what your company can do to engage your workforce for better health and productivity. Derek Yach has focused his career on advancing global health.

Fixing Health Care by Learning from the Cheesecake Factory – Atul Gawande’s Latest

First Friday Book Synopsis

The consensus is that health care costs are too high, and rising too rapidly. There is in fact a consensus out there. But the consensus evaporates with the question of how to fix it. One man who has thought a lot about this is Atul Gawande. Dr. Gawande is a surgeon, he teaches surgery at [.]. Randy's blog entries Atul Gawande The Checklist Manifesto The Cheesecake Factory

A Modest Suggestion for Peyton Manning When He Retires (at, probably, the age of 75) – Become the Health Care Drill Instruction Czar

First Friday Book Synopsis

News item #1 — Hospital health care personnel were not “ready” for the Ebola crisis to arrive. It’s sort of hard to miss the big news of the last few days. News item #2 — Peyton Manning threw for four touchdowns, and broke the all-time touchdown passing record. Both, pretty big news items. So, I […]. Randy''s blog entries

Crossing the Quality Chasm – the Book, and the Need, in Health Care, and Plenty of Other Arenas

First Friday Book Synopsis

I love student speeches. Not all of them… but enough to matter. In the last week, I’ve heard some pretty good speeches on the Ku Klux Klan, the Vietnam War, Watergate. (It’s It’s really fun to hear a speech from a student who knows nothing about her subject except from her own research. Watergate is ancient […]. Randy''s blog entries

Mid-Market CEOs Share Views on Health Care, Jobs and Business Conditions

C-Level Strategies

CEO Connection , for which I serve as Chief Relationship Officer, just released the results of its May Mid-Market Index.

Why The Health Care Reform Debate Makes Me Sick

The Recovering Engineer

As I look at the health care reform debate, I see a number of these behaviors in the way the discussion(s) is (are) proceeding. I am not a doctor, pharmacist, attorney, drug company executive or any other person who has deep insights into the intricacies of our health care system.

Why The Health Care Reform Debate Makes Me Sick

The Recovering Engineer

As I look at the health care reform debate, I see a number of these behaviors in the way the discussion(s) is (are) proceeding. I am not a doctor, pharmacist, attorney, drug company executive or any other person who has deep insights into the intricacies of our health care system.

“Doubt, Thus Verify” – Reflecting on Deadly Spin by Wendell Potter (On PR in the Health Care, and Other Industries)

First Friday Book Synopsis

All of the tactics used by the oil, beverage, and banking industries to influence lawmakers at every level of government were pulled straight from the cigarette makers’ playbook: Distract people from the real problem; generate fear; split communities with rhetoric, pitting one group against another; encourage people to doubt scientific conclusions; question whether there really […]. Randy''s blog entries

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Building a Culture of Transparency in Health Care

Harvard Business Review

In health care today, the conversation around transparency centers on the consumer. The Future of Health Care. I believe all of us in health care have a moral imperative to make health care better and more affordable.

Burning Toast: American Health System Style

Curious Cat

Democrats and Republicans have created a health care system in the USA over the last 40 years that “burns toast” at an alarming rate. As the symptoms of their health care system are displayed they call in people to blame for burning toast.

Engaging Employees in Health Care Data Security

Harvard Business Review

Consider that in just the first two months of 2018, 24 health care provider organizations reported data breaches affecting over 1,000 patients each, a 60% increase over the same time period last year. Health Care’s New Frontier. How technology is changing the design and delivery of care. As medical professionals first, they do what it takes to provide the best care, even if that sometimes means ignoring or going around security policies (as 4% report).

End the Corporate Health Care Tax

Harvard Business Review

It sounds completely impossible, but it is not: All we have to do is put aside the moral and political debates about Obamacare and recognize our health care system for what it is: a burdensome and unnecessary tax on corporate America. The Future of Health Care.

Fixing the Gender Imbalance in Health Care Leadership

Harvard Business Review

As of 2011, organizations must have received at least Silver Awards to qualify for National Institute for Health Research Funding. The Future of Health Care. Laura Leyshon/Getty Images.

Helping Health Care Workers Avoid Burnout

Harvard Business Review

The measures and data to perform this type of analysis are now becoming available for burnout, a problem that is growing in all sectors, but is particularly challenging in health care. The Future of Health Care. PhotoAlto/Michele Constantini/Getty Images.

Words that Don’t Work, like… When I go to my “Doctor,” I am a “Patient,” not a “Health Care Consumer”

First Friday Book Synopsis

I intentionally keep politics out of my posts on this blog as much as possible. It is becoming difficult – politics permeates every facet of life these days. But this one was too important to ignore. It comes from Paul Krugman’s New York Times column earler this week, Patients Are Not Consumers. Here’s the key [.]. Randy's blog entries church vs. faith community Kenneth Burke patient vs. consumer Paul Krugman Winston Churchill Words that Work

ASA Deming Lecture by Brent James: Long Term View of the Healthcare System

Deming Institute

Deming Consults on Quality for Sir William Osler” by Brent James , Institute for Health Care Delivery Research. The beginning of the talk provides an overview of the huge macroeconomic risks of the health care system in the USA.

Visual Management and Mistake-Proofing for Prescription Pills

Curious Cat

Failure to take prescriptions as directed in a common problem in health care. Good ideas often just require some sensible thought to think of an improved approach. Management concepts can help guide such thinking, such as mistake-proofing and visual management.

What Could Amazon’s Approach to Health Care Look Like?

Harvard Business Review

GDP dedicated to health care as fertile ground for expansion. Consider its decision to pursue the market for pharmaceutical distribution, or the recent announcement that it will be teaming up with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase to create joint solutions for reducing the health care spending of more than 1 million employees and their families. At its root, health care is a service that needs to be delivered to a customer. Health care is similar.

Can AI Address Health Care’s Red-Tape Problem?

Harvard Business Review

Productivity in the United States’ health care industry is declining — and has been ever since World War II. health care system’s $3 trillion in annual costs. The Future of Health Care. Westend61/Getty Images.

Overcoming Fragmentation in Health Care

Harvard Business Review

We are a nation that cares for our fellow citizens, yet we have failed to create a health care system that fully meets the needs of people in this country. Health care is fragmented, and the quality of care varies widely, which leads to unsustainable health care spending.

How One Nonprofit Is Expanding Health Care for the Uninsured

Harvard Business Review

trillion on health care , or more than $10,000 per person, which is twice as much as any other industrialized country. If the Affordable Care Act unravels in the near term, the number of insured could creep back up to 50 million, the level in 2009. The Future of Health Care.

Transforming Health Care Takes Continuity and Consistency

Harvard Business Review

In six years of working across 60 countries in search of the perfect health system, I have been fascinated by the fact that every country wants to deliver safe, consistently good, financially sustainable health care, but no one has been able to do it.

3 Steps for Engaging Health Care Providers in Organizational Change

Harvard Business Review

This is especially true in health care. As health care organizations are being pressured to cut costs, reduce medical errors, and adopt both standardized processes and new innovations, providers are being asked to give up established and comfortable ways of working.

Task Shifting Could Help Lower Costs in U.S. Health Care

Harvard Business Review

The task shifting logic also applies to health care. health care. Through a process we’ve termed “reverse innovation” these practices can be brought to other countries, including the United States, where health care costs are out of control. The Indian exemplar hospitals we studied have taken task-shifting to new heights by creating entirely new categories of low-cost health-care workers. Hayon Thapaliya/HBR Staff.

Intelligent Redesign of Health Care

Harvard Business Review

The health care industry has survived economically by cross-subsidizing margin shortfalls in one activity with the revenues generated from others. But the very existence of these cross-subsidies is symptomatic of deep flaws in the health care reimbursement system.

The Untapped Potential of Health Care APIs

Harvard Business Review

If the health care industry followed suit, the impact on the quality and cost of care, the patient’s experience, and innovation could be enormous. The impact of open, standardized APIs in health care would be even more significant.

The Kinds of Teams Health Care Needs

Harvard Business Review

For all the hard work to improve coordination and collaboration in health care, most hospitals are still organized into silos based on clinical specialties — and communication among them is uneven at best. Leading Change in Health Care.

3D Printing Is Already Changing Health Care

Harvard Business Review

This shift has the potential to disrupt the alarming trajectory of rising health care costs at exactly the moment when aging Baby Boomers will be putting more pressure on the health care system. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, has been around since 1984.

AI Will Change Health Care Jobs for the Better

Harvard Business Review

This is especially true in health care, where people’s hopes and fears tend to get magnified quickly. Consider three issues that get a lot of attention: the use of medical records, the “human touch” in medical care, and the future of jobs in the industry. More and more people are turning to wearable health devices, for example. And 72% are fine with their health insurers having that information. (On Health Care’s New Frontier.

Health Care Providers Should Publish Physician Ratings

Harvard Business Review

Early efforts to publish performance data about doctors and hospitals usually required a strong external force, such as pressure from a state department of health. This development may seem small, but if the trend grows, it will drive improvements in the quality of care. HBR STAFF.

Understanding Health Care’s Short-Termism Problem

Harvard Business Review

“Paying for value” is one of the most overused tropes in health care today. To those who pay the bills — employers, health plans, and even the government — value often means paying as little as possible for services.

Keeping Human Stories at the Center of Health Care

Harvard Business Review

Caring for the health and well-being of our fellow humans has always been viewed as a combination of art and science. With all the recent advances in technology, there is no doubt the health care industry as a whole gets an “A” in science. VCG/Getty Images.

Getting Bundled Payments Right in Health Care

Harvard Business Review

Bundled payments — single payments that cover all the care for a patient’s medical condition or treatment over a specified timeframe — are increasingly being deployed to motivate the delivery of better patient outcomes at lower costs.

A Blueprint for Measuring Health Care Outcomes

Harvard Business Review

The starting point for achieving value in any health care system is to measure outcomes. Through regular interaction with our global network of value innovators, we at the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement ( ICHOM ) have developed a 10-step implementation “blueprint” that any provider can follow. You need to have senior management that really understands what value-based health care (VBHC) is all about.

Why Process Is U.S. Health Care’s Biggest Problem

Harvard Business Review

A lot of money has been spent on information technology in health care with little to show for it. It only takes 10 minutes of direct observation of a nurse in a hospital to understand care-delivery processes are not standardized and are dependent on individuals, not systems. Because few standardized processes exist in care delivery there are many possibilities for error. Most health systems in America have or are implementing the EHR. ilbusca/Getty Images.