the Latest Insights
January 26, 2015
Last year, a headline on the BBC News website caught my eye: “Have the Danes Cracked Childhood Obesity?”
The article profiled Jens Christian Holm, a pediatrician in the town of Holbaek in Northeastern Denmark, who has introduced a protocol to help children achieve weight loss by adjusting various elements of … Read more
January 22, 2015
Most people think nothing about their anesthesiologists, and don’t even remember their names. After all, they typically meet minutes before going under in the OR, and by the time they wake up the anesthesiologist is long gone.
Harish Lecamwasam and Tony Koo, doctors at Phoenix-based Valley Anesthesiology and Pain Consultants … Read more
Brett Cannon, MD
January 20, 2015
Leadership necessary for physicians to be better custodians to their patients, organizations, and communities
While health care has always been an industry in flux, a number of forces have converged to create an especially unstable time. Amongst the ongoing challenges are changing reimbursement models, the ACA, ICD-10, meaningful use, big data, a rise in consumerism, an ongoing expansion of cloud, mobile, and IT solutions, … Read more
January 15, 2015
In recent conversations with information technology providers, I’ve been surprised to discover that their biggest roadblock is often a health care firm’s CIO. Call him or her the Chief Information Obstructionist or the Chief Impediment Officer. But in many cases, CIOs, accustomed to doing things one way, aren’t only failing … Read more
January 14, 2015
Health care technology executives tend to think about software and systems, and not about the negative impact IT spending can have on their companies. That thinking needs to change in order for hospitals and health care organizations to get a real return from their investments in technology.
As I wrote … Read more
January 13, 2015
Every professional has a formative period in their career that shapes their thinking and lens through which they approach problems. Mine was a stint at RehabCare Group, a leading provider of hospital-based rehabilitation facilities and outpatient services, from 2006 to 2011.
I had come from the world of privately-owned hospitals, … Read more
Notes from the CIO Office
In a four-part series, Dick Escue, chief information officer at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colo., examines the innovative ways in which mobile and cloud technology can improve operational efficiency, clinical outcomes, and patient satisfaction.Read Series
Ideas to Act On
“Succeeding at patient engagement means moving from an attitude of telling a patient ‘the doctor will see you now’ to one of telling the doctor ‘the patient will see you now.’”Read Article
Upcoming Leadership Events
San Francisco, Calif.
- 1/12/2015 – 1/15/2015
JP Morgan Conference
San Francisco, Calif.
SPARK! Health Innovation & Technology Showcase
- 1/26/2015 – 1/28/2015
ConvUrgent Care Strategy Symposium
- 2/24/2015 – 2/25/2015
Advisory Roundtable: Large Multi-Specialty Groups