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Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert

San Francisco, California
To serve as an advocate for non-profit hospitals and the value of those hospitals. To support collaboration among those hospitals to improve quality and safety and reduce costs. To discuss issues in an open forum that impact the ability of those hospitals to successfully improve the... Full Bio
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“Partnership for Patients” will save lives, improve care by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 By Kester Freeman Former CEO, Palmetto Health Today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launc ... Read on »
‘My hand is up!’ by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy “Raise your hand if you want GPOs to stay,” Erin Burke asked in an editorial in the November 2007 issue of Materials Management Magazine. GPOs provide enormous benefit to ... Read on »
"Bending the Curve" Report Turns Focus to Pay for Performance Incentives by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Hospital Impact blog reports that the third area of focus within theCommonwealth Fund’s Bending the Curvereport isAligning Incentives with Quality and Efficiency. ... Read on »
10 mistakes patients make with their doctors by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Thursday, May 26th, 2011 By Don Ammon Former CEO, Adventist Health System West The patient - doctor relationship is one that is so im ... Read on »
10 population health trends to watch in 2015 by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In 2014, population health became a reality in many markets across the U.S. And we expect population health to have an even bigger year in 2015. But are we at a tipp ... Read on »
10 posts to fight the end of summer daze by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It’s official. Summer’s almost over. While the season filled with BBQs, lazy poolside days and delicious cold treats is coming to an end, you shouldn’t be upset! Why? ... Read on »
10 reasons to feel good about healthcare reform by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Thursday, March 31st, 2011 By Jennifer Mitchell Editor, Action for Better Healthcare This morning federal officials are expected to a ... Read on »
10 reasons to give thanks to your supply chain team by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Thanksgiving is a time to come together with family, eat comfort food and watch football. When the turkey is finally ready (and we get everyone to sit and behave for 2 s ... Read on »
10 secrets your hospital won’t share by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy By Jennifer Mitchell Editor, Action for Better Healthcare  Understanding the inner workings of your hospital is important and can help patients with every ... Read on »
10 ways to reduce alarm fatigue by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In my post yesterday, I discussed the dangers of alarm fatigue. Alarm fatigue is considered the leading health technology hazard, according to the ECRI Institute’s top 10 ... Read on »
2 critical moves for health IT interoperability by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” – Peter F. Drucker Recently, I had the joy of moving to a new home. Moving is a multi-phase proc ... Read on »
2009’s top healthcare stories by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy 2009 has been quite a year in healthcare. Many health stories took center stage, from healthcare reform taking place in Congress to the H1N1 pandemic and controversial mammo ... Read on »
3 attitude adjustments for a new decade by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy By Ed Howe Retired president and CEO, Aurora Health Care   The “oughts” are finally behind us. I don’t think we will miss them that much.   But now is the time for a fresh a ... Read on »
3 lessons healthcare supply chain can learn from retail by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy To complete my new man cave, I needed a new 65” LED TV. My first stop – BestBuy.com because the site: Remembers my information after I login Offers recommendati ... Read on »
3 more ways to take supply chain to the C-level by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In case you missed my previous post , I discussed 3 ways to take supply chain to the C-level. Build relationships and align with physicians Focus on clinical ... Read on »
3 reasons Lean fails in healthcare by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Lean seems to be the big buzz in healthcare nowadays with ThedaCare and Virginia Mason Health System standing out as the leaders in the healthcare world. Both have been o ... Read on »
3 reasons physician engagement matters to your bottom line by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy When I speak with healthcare organizations about the initiatives they’re working on, whether we’re talking about population health management, standardizing the supply cha ... Read on »
3 steps to solving the ambulatory integration problem by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy “Our biggest problem is getting the data from our clinics.” The conversation started (like so many conversations I’ve had before) with another executive stymied ... Read on »
3 takeaways from health IT leaders by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In today’s world, technology has become deeply woven into our daily lives. At home, work and while traveling we rely on our smartphones, tablets and computers for news, in ... Read on »
3 things to consider when finding a new doctor by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy By Ed Howe Retired president and CEO, Aurora Health Care  Often people who know my healthcare experience ask me about finding a new primary care physician. My ... Read on »