Are Consolidation, Competition, and Innovation the Answer? Part 3: A Closer Look at Consolidation

Are Consolidation, Competition, and Innovation the Answer? Part 3: A Closer Look at Consolidation

Consolidations, affiliations, acquisitions and mergers in healthcare are announced every week. The picture associated with this posting reveals that an affiliation occurred a few years ago between the critical access hospital in my little town and the Dartmouth...
Overcoming Individualism and Collectivism: Different Mindsets That Make Improving Healthcare Difficult

Overcoming Individualism and Collectivism: Different Mindsets That Make Improving Healthcare Difficult

I read the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and the Kaiser Health News Service and follow their various links that take me to a variety of different sources. I tune in to NPR and watch breaking news on CNN. I follow links all over the Internet trying to...
Creating Healthcare Success Using Lean and Redefining the Relationship Between Managers and Clinicians

Creating Healthcare Success Using Lean and Redefining the Relationship Between Managers and Clinicians

As I look back over my experience both as a practitioner and as a medical leader, I am reminded of the joke that the life of an anesthesiologist is composed of long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of terror. Nothing describes a moment of terror for me more...