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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 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 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 »
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 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 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 »
3 ways to take supply chain to the C-level by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Talk with anyone in the healthcare system and before long you’ll hear the same 2 words: reduce costs. With shifting market forces and competitive pressures, healthcare sys ... Read on »
4 healthcare trends to watch in 2014 by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The healthcare industry has been known to lag behind in implementing changes. But with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the advent of the empowered online patient, there ... Read on »
4 steps to implementing an enterprise data warehouse by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Odds are you have analysts at your organization with expertise in your EHR systems, and others who can do a deep analysis of your financial and insurance claims data. But ... Read on »
4 ways non-acute providers can save with a GPO by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Non-acute providers, such as skilled nursing facilities, ambulatory care centers and primary care providers, are facing many of the same cost pressures as hospitals, but a ... Read on »
5 easy ways to go green – start with a green team by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Since Earth Day is on the way, I thought I’d take the time to share some tips on starting a corporate green team. What is a green team? A green team is a grassroot ... Read on »
5 reasons for healthcare to get social…NOW! by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Over the past several years, we’ve heard a lot about escalating healthcare costs, and the industry has been dissecting its woes to find solutions. Now the Affordable Care ... Read on »
5 ways to involve staff in culture change by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I previously shared my secret weapon on tackling culture change based on a question asked during a webinar on reducing harm . The question was: Was the culture at yo ... Read on »
5 ways to make your Premier Cares Award application shine by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Do you work for a not-for-profit organization in the U.S. devoted to helping the medically underserved? This includes people excluded from the mainstream health delivery s ... Read on »
7 steps for a successful CHNA by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy After presenting with Sinai Urban Health Institute at this year’s ACHI Conference just a few short weeks ago, I came away with some thought-provoking insights, and thought ... Read on »