Transformational Change vs. Continuous Improvement

It may sound like sacrilege to hear someone say that continuous improvement may not always be the right answer. Of course, it is the core process of lean management. But, there are times when more significant and more rapid change is required – sometimes revolution rather than evolution is called for. Read more at:… Continue reading Transformational Change vs. Continuous Improvement

Social Determinants of Chronic Disease Get NIH Attention

Two centers based at Michigan State University and Washington State University will share $20 million over 5 years to address health disparities of chronic disease. The funding is from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The NIMHD’s Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities… Continue reading Social Determinants of Chronic Disease Get NIH Attention

Accelerated Access Review for NHS innovative digital technology

The Accelerated Access Review recommends a shake-up of how innovative health and social care products are picked up and of how the sector interacts with industry. The recommendations in the review include: * Creating a new commercial unit with NHS England to identify and promote innovative products. * Designating some products as “transformative”, including digital products.… Continue reading Accelerated Access Review for NHS innovative digital technology

What ‘mobile’ means for healthcare

Hahnemann Hospital created a pilot program to reduce its 30-day readmissions among chronic heart failure patients in 2015. The program utilized a text and email system to get patients into follow-up appointments by sending reminders ahead of the visit. After 10 months, the hospital had reduced its 30-day readmissions by 16 percent among patients who received… Continue reading What ‘mobile’ means for healthcare

Obstacles to Innovation in Healthcare

Blog post by Colin Hung While there seems to be a great deal of both energy and discourse regarding the need for innovation in healthcare, the pace of care delivery model change would certainly not be characterized as hurried. -Roy Smythe MD @willsmythemd The opening to Dr Smythe’s post on Healthcare IT News sums it […]… Continue reading Obstacles to Innovation in Healthcare

Transforming healthcare at the speed of trust

  The lit review on the results on hospital transformation projects revives an equal number of failures per each reported success. Why is it so hard? Why the healthcare is so resistant to the conventional industry business transformation approaches and change management frameworks that work just fine in aviation, exploration and other similar high-risk fields?… Continue reading Transforming healthcare at the speed of trust