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Knowledge Management Departments
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:56:21 Z
While there are many knowledge management departments and sub-sections, I believe the main task of the KM Committee should be the safety of its information. The HCO owes it to the community it serves to protect the data derived from patient visits. Also, the chapter in the book discussed many different ways to slice the data. These days, there is so much data that it is easy to slice in your fa...

Too many systems?
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:28:28 Z
What can be done about the fact that we have over a dozen software platforms we need to engage in, all with different passwords.  How easy is it to create a single-sign-on to streamline managing dozens of ever-changing passwords?  Why do we have separate platforms for inpatient, outpatient, billing, scheduling, registration? Why do HR and finance each have 5 or so platforms for various f...

Balancing Ideology with Morality
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:50:05 Z
A visionary company is driven by an ideology that "it lives, breathes, and expresses in all it does" through core values and a sense of purpose beyond making money. The word "ideology" however brings to mind "ISIS, Hitler"….both with a core set of beliefs and strong sense of purpose…..yet definitely fanatical. Great leadership is not always moral or ethical. Applied ethics is the discipline tha...

Healthcare Technology - Cost/Practicality
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:45:46 Z
I am curious to hear how each of your healthcare systems balance the need to incorporate new technology into existing rooms.  One of the strategies of the healthcare system I work for is to start toward integrating rooms with ADT, nurse call, etc.  We are moving towards having "smart rooms" but the retro fit at many of our facilities is very expensive.  Just wondering how ...

Systems Theory
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:10:54 Z
The reading discusses Systems Theory and cybernetic components for management control. I’d like to hear perspectives on the theory as it relates to strategic decision systems support applications for planning or productivity improvement. I would also be interested in the pros and cons of the specific application for management.

Data and Information Communication
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:41:47 Z
After reading Chapter 3, I realized that for approximately 8-10 years, the federal government has been looking at ways to share healthcare data and information across systems.  Why should we have such a delay?  Legal issues?  Loss of business/big business?  Could healthcare outcomes and quality continue to improve if information sharing initiatives are accelerated?  May...