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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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Top 5 factors impacting supply chain by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It seems fitting during Healthcare Supply Chain Week that we’re publishing the results of our semiannual Economic Outlook survey . We asked supply chain, materials manag ... Read on »
Looking under every rock to find supply chain savings by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Each morning when my son prepares to leave for school, I ask him a barrage of questions. Do you have all your books? Did you pack your lunch? Do you have ... Read on »
Is more always better? by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In the case of antibiotics, no – more is not always better. In fact, more could be even more of a problem in the long run. And spending money on a drug that isn’t even n ... Read on »
Applied for MSSP? What should you be doing now? by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The hospitals, health systems and other providers that want to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) starting on January 1, 2015 had to submit their ... Read on »
Are skeletons hiding in your medical malpractice claims cupboard? Part II by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Part 2 of a 3 part series In my first post, I dove into 1 of the 3 questions you should ask to unlock the right approach to evaluate your hospital’s claims management ... Read on »
4 FAQs about safe transitions of care by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Coordination of care across the continuum is critical to create and sustain healthier populations. In working with hospitals and health systems to change the way care is p ... 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 »
4 capabilities you need in a data warehouse by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In my last post , I gave an overview of what reference architecture can do for healthcare analytics. I noted that a holistic reference architecture should help analytics l ... Read on »
Attracting quality business intelligence talent to healthcare by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy If you search CareerBuilder or LinkedIn for “business intelligence” or “analytics” openings, you’ll understand why my job is so hard. Recruiting high-quality business ... Read on »
Clinical surveillance: Something else your EMR can’t do by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy We’ve experienced a renaissance in how we document, store, access, analyze and report healthcare information – all leading to an expectation of even higher quality of care ... 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 »
DC update: Congress returns, healthcare reforms creep in by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Congress returned on Monday with just a few weeks until they adjourn to campaign. The Senate is set to adjourn by September 23 while the House could be in session for as l ... Read on »
KISS your ICD-10 worries goodbye by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Keep it stupid simple. According to the KISS principle , most systems work best if they’re kept simple. Simplicity is the key goal in design, and unnecessary complexit ... 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 »
The rise of accountable care by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy With 600+ public and private accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the U.S., it’s clear that accountable care has taken a stronghold in today’s healthcare environment. ... Read on »
Are skeletons hiding in your medical malpractice claims cupboard? by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Hospital board members have a fiduciary duty to the organization and community they serve. In collaboration with the medical staff, the board needs to have a reasonable un ... 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 »
Quality improvement: 6 ways to come out on top by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy You’re probably familiar with the fable of the tortoise and the hare. This story teaches that it doesn’t pay to race ahead and then sit back and allow others to pass you b ... Read on »
4 areas to consider when purchasing energy by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy With more than $10 billion spend each year, healthcare ranks as the country’s 2nd most energy intensive industry . And, hospitals are the sector’s largest energy consumers ... Read on »
Insider’s look: A summer at Premier by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy On the morning of May 19, I joined 37 other interns for a 12-week summer internship at Premier, Inc. During orientation, I wondered how our diverse backgrounds (informatio ... Read on »