Healthcare, Education in Transition
Mar25

Healthcare, Education in Transition

In Silos to Systems (2010) Sally B. Kilgore and Karen J. Reynolds examine the current state of public education–with its concerns about funding, quality, and workforce–balanced against a culture that is stronger on its stated values than in its demonstrated ability to adapt to new challenges. The authors present a reason for action. They evolve a vision of what public education should be. They carefully build the...

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Emergence toward healthcare change?
Mar18

Emergence toward healthcare change?

Whenever I am outdoors and alone I usually have buds stuck in my ears and I am listening to something. Chopping, moving and stacking wood demands that I am simultaneously listening to something interesting. I was delighted when an hour or so into my task “Radiolab” from WNYC popped up on New Hampshire Public Radio. If you have an hour to kill I would suggest that you suspend reading this until you listen to the same program. Better...

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Lean Can Address Burnout?
Mar10

Lean Can Address Burnout?

Why is it that the discussion of Lean so rarely becomes a discussion of how Lean can address the issues of burnout while reducing waste and improving value for patients? If Lean were presented with a more robust description and elucidation of its mechanisms that enhance the experience of everyone in the enterprise as a counter to the burnout that is so prevalent in healthcare, could it be possible that more executives and boards would...

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A Member of the PDI Team Appointed CEO
Mar04

A Member of the PDI Team Appointed CEO

On March 04, 2015 it was announced that a member of the PDI team, Ken Gordon, was appointed CEO of Coos County Health Services. Ken was instrumental in the conception and organization of Strategy Healthcare and key member of PDI Creative Consulting. We are excited for Ken and wish him the best of luck. You can read the details here on...

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Burnout: Enemy of the Triple Aim
Mar03

Burnout: Enemy of the Triple Aim

Burnout is the enemy of the Triple Aim. Some deny that it exists. Most press on with their work ignoring its symptoms in themselves and others. At times the impact can be disastrous for individuals and for practices. Burnout in clinicians often has an impact on patients and the care they receive. Dr. Paul DeChant recently “tweeted”: @Dr_CommonSense: @HealthcareWen Providers are responsible 4 coming 2 work with a full #compassion fuel...

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