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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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Is the transformation of healthcare really working? by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Change is difficult. Yet, we’re in the midst of the most significant change in healthcare since the introduction of Medicare in the 1960s. There’s significant controve ... Read on »
Calling an audible on your ICD-10 play by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Many factors go into a quarterback’s audible and there are many ways to audible (mental, physical, etc.). An audible can consist of completely changing the initial play-ca ... Read on »
Aligning physician compensation and production by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In rural Texas, 2 separately owned medical clinics were operating in the same facility. Patients went through the same entrance and checked in at the same desk, but 2 sepa ... Read on »
Drug shortages: How GPOs can help by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Shortages of critical prescription drugs continue to affect many patients nationwide. Although no one issue leads to drug shortages, the causes are clear – consolidation ... Read on »
Give it gas and go: The future of supply chain management by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Imagine this. It’s a gorgeous Saturday afternoon. Perfect to take your roadster out for a spin. As you’re pulling out of the driveway, you notice it’s in desperate need of ... 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 »
Quick kicks from DC by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Like many of you, I have found myself drawn toward the 2014 World Cup. Of particular interest to me is the possibility of upsets – countries not known for soccer prowess t ... Read on »
Measuring harm: It’s complicated by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Can you believe believe that almost 15 years have passed since the Institute of Medicine published “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System,” shining light on medi ... Read on »
Failure is an option by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy My mom was a terrible cook. There’s just no way around it. When she passed away last December my brother and sister and I found a whole binder of recipes that she had copi ... Read on »
The requirements for a successful capital project by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Winston Churchill said: “We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.” How true. Building architects have built off of this observation and coined the ter ... Read on »
Breakthroughs Awards: Another successful ceremony is in the books! by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Each year at Premier’s Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition , we honor member and supplier organizations through a series of performance awards. Why, you ask ... Read on »
The answer to healthcare reform? by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Traditionally, our healthcare system has existed only as a system that delivers care to patients. But with the healthcare landscape rapidly changing, we can no longer prov ... Read on »
The business of caring by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I often get asked, “What you do like best about working at Premier?” My answer is always, unequivocally, “I am thankful to work for a company that has a greater mission of ... Read on »
From the inside looking out of the PCMH by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Courtney Dunn is a spunky 20-year-old sophomore nursing student at Duquesne University (and the daughter of one of my colleagues). Both mother and daughter shared their vi ... Read on »
The golden nugget to reduce healthcare costs by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I’ve found the golden nugget to lowering healthcare costs. Can you guess what it is? Don’t worry, I’ll give you some hints: It doesn’t cost a lot of money It’s ... 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 »
ICD-10: What to do about the delay by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy ICD-10 . It’s here. It’s not. It’s here again. It’s pushed back further. In the wake of the unexpected ICD-10 delay , healthcare organizations remain at odds over what ha ... Read on »
Reconstructing real-world data and research by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In helping life science companies make sense of their data and analytics for over a decade, I often wonder if the work really makes a difference. Does it make a difference ... Read on »
Are DSH hospitals really at a disadvantage with VBP? by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy After reading Andrew Ryan’s perspective article on value-based purchasing (VBP) in the New England Journal of Medicine, I have to note that there are points to keep in min ... Read on »
Crowdsourcing: Improve healthcare with the brainpower of millions by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy We love to connect. It’s human nature. The founders of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google figured this out long ago, creating websites and apps with billions of intera ... Read on »