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Management
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:45:24 Z
By far my favorite section of the reading thus far...although I told my CFO it was the Finance section!  This served as a great refresher for some tools that I can utilize, but also gave me great pride in knowing that I  practice my leadership in a manner that adopts some of the most positive aspects of leading and provided reinforcement for me on my ability to influence and motivate~...

Quality
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:40:35 Z
LEAN and Six-Sigma are great tools...but they are not the ONLY tools.  I have sadly been a part of organizations that cannot think beyond process to the person.  Please don't mistake me...I have been a part of significant improvements that have these tools to thank...but they are not a "one size fits all" approach to quality. Quality is individual to a patient.  The pe...

IT
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:35:35 Z
I would relish the idea of clinicians being as grateful for the EMR and the power it possesses as they do their iPhones!  Most individuals cannot concieve of not having the technological appendage for even an hour...so why do we make such a fuss about a tool that promotes communication, analytics, decision making, quality, safety, etc...to name a few?  I think it is because we have becom...

The Abyss
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:29:23 Z
I heard a wise man say, "If you think you undertand ACO's...then you are wrong.   You DON'T...because no one does".  Trying to capture and retain the continual adaptations of the healthcare environment has challenged by confidence.  As a leader, I am expected to know..but the truth is, I don't.  The wise man was right.  So how do you drive an org...

Empathy & Ethics
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:11:21 Z
Interesting information and a better understanding of why there is a need.  Having had a personal family need of the hospitals' Ethics Committee - it is truly amazing work that is done, when done properly.  I have a better understanding of what went into the multi step ethical decision making process.  it's unfortuanate that people in decision making capacity take advantage ...

Management by Values
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:06:46 Z
This was my most favorite section! This is why I signed up for this career, being able to influence and lead a group of people towards a common goal - something that we all believe in.  Hospital systems by design are complex entities that are further complicated by people.  I had the opportunity to attend a dynamic ACHE training back in December which focused on creating a workforce that...