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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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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 »
It pays to bundle (part 2) by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Beyond the theoretical, bundled payment demonstrates returns in the real world. The Medicare heart bypass surgery bundled payment demonstration , implemented in 1991, impr ... Read on »
It pays to bundle (part 1) by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy U.S. healthcare costs have been growing at an unsustainable rate, reaching an estimated 18% of the gross domestic product in 2013, according to the Centers for Medicare an ... 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 »
Top 5 issues facing CNOs by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As we approach the start of National Nurses Week , it’s once again time to commend the work of those in the nursing community for all they do to improve the health of comm ... Read on »
The truth about harm in healthcare by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy To Err is Human When the English poet Alexander Pope wrote these words long ago, I doubt healthcare was on his mind. But, about 15 years ago, his phrase was reintroduc ... 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 »
A day in the life of a clinical pharmacist by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Within a healthcare system, clinical pharmacists are drug therapy experts, and routinely provide medication therapy evaluations and recommendations to patients and other h ... Read on »
Creating standards that stick: Reducing costs through the supply chain by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As the 2nd largest health system expense behind labor, managing supply expense plays a significant role in the effort to reduce total cost. Health systems (and the healthc ... Read on »
TJC vs. DNV: Which one is right for you? by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy There’s a lot of buzz in the healthcare community about the right path to choose for accreditation and deemed status with CMS. For many years, The Joint Commission (TJC)   ... 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 »
Integrated data is not a fantasy by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Another baseball season is underway, which means another round of fantasy baseball for millions of fans, including me. I’ve been playing Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball with t ... Read on »
Top 4 healthcare sourcing questions, answered by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As a 30+ year practicing surgical services nurse, and now a clinical product planner, I’ve seen both sides of the healthcare sourcing process. I’ve often been asked why it ... Read on »
The change agent for physician preference – data by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Changing preferences is hard work. Preferences for certain devices develop early in a physician’s career, often in medical school where they become familiar with the produ ... 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 »
March Madness in DC: Congress kicks the can again by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As Congress’ March 31 decision came and went this week, I’m left to wonder – will the 12th year of kicking the can be the last? Congress has been debating long-term Su ... Read on »
Are you managing ambulatory productivity? by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy First off, let’s define productivity. Productivity = a department’s input divided by that same department’s output. How to calculate productivity     ... Read on »
The physician alignment strategy you need to adopt by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In today’s healthcare environment, improving the performance of employed physician practices is essential. As hospitals align with physicians, starting with employed physi ... Read on »
Technology’s role in population health management by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Population health management continues to be a hot topic in healthcare. But what role does technology play in that strategy? To learn more, we sat down with Dr. Alejandro ... 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 »