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Ethics
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:52:20 Z
This discussion reminded me that healthcare executives are responsible for fostering a culture of ethical practice. The ACHE Code of Ethics provides a standard of ethical conduct that is applicable to everyday work situations. It is important to make ethically sound decisions when dealing with everyday issues in healthcare organizations. This involves thoughtful reasoning using an ethical decision...

Evidence Base Medicine
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:45:18 Z
As a Director with a clinical background, it is nice to have a lecture in which I feel a high level of expertise. Thanks to the ground-breaking work led by Brent James, we have been focusing on evidence based medicine at Intermountain Healthcare for many years. Determining valuable metrics and dashboards and applicable benchmarking is tricky business. It is easy to be swimming in data. Converse...

Professionalism & Ethics
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:26:02 Z
The discussion of professionalism and ethics are very vital considering the challenges that are faced in the Healthcare industry today.  Often times there are very thin lines between ethical/professional practice and those things that are not.  Increased awareness of what constitutes ethical, professional practice is key to avoiding the sometimes punitive actions that may accompany uneth...

Governance and healthcare improvement
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:21:11 Z
As I read through the Governance chapter material, it is clear to me that the Military Health System (MHS) is very closely following the governance and organizational structure of the civilian healthcare market; we share the same committees, Exec Comm, Strat Planning, Medical Staff (ECOMS), Finance etc. The striking thing that I do not see is cross talk between MHS and civilian agencies. The MHS t...

Human Resources
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:13:56 Z
I found this section to be very insightful in that it sheds great light into the complexity of the HR environment.  Often times we don't fully understand or appreciate the decisions that are made but gaining a deeper  understanding is pivotal. 

Healthcare IT
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:30:40 Z
I really appreciated the I.T. material.  I have had it happen twice in my career thus far where mother nature flooded the hospital I worked at, but thankfully, did not take out the I.T. infrastructure or a million to one blade failure on a server, with redundancies built in, which took down both the hospital and clinic system for 3-5 days.  The advice to have staff practice when they can...