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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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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 »
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 »
Back-to-school. Subject: purchased services by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The new school year is right around the corner! And since the same effort isn’t going to cut it to get good grades or pass a tough subject, students will have to step it u ... Read on »
What you need to know before Congress goes to recess by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Before they go, here’s what you should know: Inpatient Prospective Payment System The final Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule will be coming out lat ... Read on »
What reference architecture can do for healthcare analytics by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy When I went to England for business a few years ago, I left my smartphone on the train from London to Winchester. I didn’t realize it until I was already in the cab on the ... Read on »
A culture of safety by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Navigating the healthcare system can be complicated (sometimes even risky). Although healthcare providers often deliver high-quality lifesaving care, the complex healthcar ... Read on »
What’s right about healthcare? by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy We all have something in common when it comes to healthcare. We’ve been patients, had a family or friend in the hospital or even worked in the hospital for many years. It’ ... Read on »
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 »