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A role for drones in healthcare by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Jeremy Tucker Drone use for commercial purposes has gotten much press of late due to Amazon announcing it intends to use drones to deliver packages to customers. ... Read on »
It takes a village to bring healthcare from good to great by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Lynn McVey "Congress is an evidence-free zone," Hillary Clinton joked at the recent Press Ganey conference. "We need more data and less suffering," she added on ... Read on »
Keep it personal to engage employees, improve care by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Tom Salerno A hospital is the ultimate service sector business, where it's all about people taking care of people. The primary role of a hospital president is to ... Read on »
Examining patient satisfaction incentives through different lenses by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Thomas Dahlborg My most recent Hospital Impact blog post " The hidden costs of incentivizing patient satisfaction " received a powerful and informative response. ... Read on »
Meet the hierarchy of patient needs to improve experience by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Doug Della Pietra Patient experience isn't only about attempting to wow and delight patients and their families. In a recent phone conversation, a long-dist ... Read on »
More unintended consequences of healthcare reform by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Jonathan H. Burroughs Following up from last week, let's resume our list of healthcare reform's unintended consequences for healthcare leaders. 3. Medicare ... Read on »
Turn emergency docs into end-of-life experts by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Jeremy Tucker My first introduction to medical futility was as an intern in Chicago in the late 90s. I was working on a medical floor when a code blue was calle ... Read on »
Don't lose your hospital brand when changing names by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Andrea J. Simon A wave of renaming activity has been taking place among healthcare organizations throughout the past two years. Our research shows almost 75 hosp ... Read on »
Healthcare leaders face unintended consequences of reform by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Jonathan H. Burroughs To say the roll out of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) has been difficult is a gross understatement. It is a ... Read on »
What if patients designed experience surveys? by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Jason A. Wolf In a recent Hospital Impact post , I shared the experience I had during the birth of our son this spring. I stressed an important point that contin ... Read on »
What hospitals can learn from the Thanksgiving Day Parade by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Jenn Riggle Thanksgiving is a time known for pilgrims, football and eating way too much turkey. It also marks the beginning of the holiday season with the Macy's ... Read on »
Engage docs in business planning by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Kenneth H. Cohn I felt honored to be asked to speak on mission-, vision-, and values-based business planning to approximately 100 physicians and allied healthcar ... Read on »
How to build momentum in healthcare by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Scott Kashman I recently graduated from our Leadership Cape Coral class, Lucky 13 (and the best class ever) where we had a chance to learn about different busine ... Read on »
Healthcare consumer engagement lessons from South Park by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Matt Seager When the recent South Park episode "Taming Strange" kicked off with a joke about the school counselor's expensive new app that was supposed to streaml ... Read on »
What a hospital CEO learned as principal for a day by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Raymond Hino I have written in the past about my passion for spending time in each of my hospital's departments, getting to know the inner workings of our organi ... Read on »
The unintended costs of incentivizing patient satisfaction by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Thomas Dahlborg "If a portion of my compensation is based on patient satisfaction then to maximize my reimbursement I must provide to my patients everything they ... Read on »
Attack healthcare inefficiencies with data by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Lynn McVey I'm waiting in the Fargo, N.D, airport waiting to fly back to New Jersey. I had both the honor and the pleasure to speak at the Intelligent Insites 20 ... Read on »
Why it's important to pick healthcare partners carefully by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Anthony Cirillo Working on both sides of the aisle so to speak, I get to see the best and the worst of both the hospital world and the long-term care world. And ... Read on »
Making sense of the healthcare debate by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Kent Bottles "Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words." - Baruch Spinoza. The most ... Read on »
How healthcare leaders can deal with fear, uncertainty and greed by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Andrea J. Simon In my last blog post, I urged readers to avoid letting the FUGs--fear, uncertainty and greed--get them down. That's easier said than done, as the ... Read on »