Healthcare Reform

Why innovation is hard…how to make it easier - If you don’t change, you die…so the maxim goes. Then why is it so difficult for organizations to implement innovation in organizations? Part of the explanation lies in the fact...
Managing Risk: Where are you on the curve - Based on the response to our first article, Becker’s Hospital and Health Review asked us to submit an article for healthcare leaders that helps them better manage the significant...
Healthcare reform: Leadership at the local level…a case study - The context The head of The family Medicine Department, University of Minnesota has a long history of developing physicians who have been influential in the field. He is committed to...
Three Critical Competencies for Healthcare Reform - The fundamental Challenge of Healthcare Reform Imagine that you, a non-physician, were given a white coat and told to diagnose and subsequently treat a patient who was close to death....
Getting It Done: Field Tested Strategies - I am pleased to share with you that Getting It Done: Field Tested Strategies for Clinical and Financial Success was published yesterday by the publishing arm of the American College...
Accountable Care Organizations: Building the Capacity for Change - A discontinuous change often occurs with a new invention, an alliance with organizations with complementary skills, and, as is the case here, the stroke of a political pen. The new...
How to deal with complexity: Finding Common Ground - Last week I partnered with the Center of Integrative Leadership (Carlson School of Business) and The Global Food Safety Leadership (Veterinary School) of the University of Minnesota...
A Prescription for Healthcare Leadership - The most visible battlefield for health care reform has and will likely continue to take place in the legislative and executive branches of our government. Unfortunately, the highly...
The secret to improving healthcare: It’s obvious - Last week I was privileged to attend a special session of fifteen medical institutions that gathered for the purpose of formally understanding the nature of medical variability in healthcare...
Challenges of Rural Healthcare Leadership - Last week I presented at the American Hospital Association’s Rural Healthcare Leadership conference. Much of the conference centered on issues also noted in the AHA Governance Council...
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