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Introvert vs Extrovert
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 02:21:42 Z
I am reading Overcoming the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni.  I really appreciated his acknowledgement that there are all kinds of personalities on your team and it’s important that all member’s of the team know each person’s personality type.  We must respect what each person brings to the table.  I believe it’s the leaders responsibility to fac...

Quality and PI-Going to the Gemba
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 02:11:41 Z
This year our organization has invested in educating our leaders on Lean principles.  This has been very impactful for me as I’m finally realizing the value of process improvement.  It can be overwhelming when you embark on the journey to improve the quality of care and impact outcomes.  However PI really is quite simplistic and eye opening when it’s broken down into ste...

HR-Performance Evals.
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 01:59:04 Z
I can appreciate what Chara posted about “Killing Performance Reviews”.  Despite posting the definition and behaviors one must achieve for each numerical value, I am stunned at the percentage of associates that rate themselves at the highest level, yet fail to free text any supportive dialogue to validate the rating they chose.  It can be a very challenging conversation, unle...

Ethics Committees
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 01:49:55 Z
Ethics Committees have come a long way from when I began my career in healthcare.  I can remember when it was a bad thing to request an ethics consult-it usually meant that 2 professionals were in disagreement about a patient’s treatment plan.  The outcome was usually bad, and although it was supposed to be confidential, everyone seemed to know about it.  Fast forward to today...

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 01:37:23 Z
In our hospital VBP and P4P is a very relevant topic.  Our payers have made it very clear that quality must be notable beyond the patient record.  Instead, outcomes as a result of our care are driving this bus.  It’s no longer a game of making sure we cross our t’s and dot our i’s.  Instead it’s about the patients’ perception of quality, readmissio...

Industry Review
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 21:48:32 Z
This presentation is a great review of the healthcare industry.  The payer section is helpful in understanding the payers and the development of the tactics for cost savings.  These cost savings measures have accelerated over the last several years and managing through these is essential to the success of the healthcare executive.  Initiatives such as Value based purchasing or pay f...