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Healthcare — Creating Value for Patients
Kaiser Permanente has been trialing an Advanced Alert Monitor where electronic data is monitored and alerts a central team when patients deteriorate. Use of real-time in-hospital alerts is associated with lower mortality.
Burnout is not new in healthcare, but the pandemic has exacerbated it. Preaching resilience alone is not enough. Fix burnout once and for all by tackling it from multiple angles and dimensions.
Health technology has long focused on optimizing for billing, yet we have failed our healthcare workers by not being strategic about using technology to enable them.
The US Election is over (sort of), but once again we observe easily solvable problems with wait times and delays at polling place. Check out this excellent piece from Wired on Why Are Lines At Polling Places So Long? Math.
Most people don't respond viscerally to numbers or charts. Metaphors and stories work better to help people make sense of things. Stacy Barr shares Performance Management Metaphors to Get People Engaged.
Deming is often thought of as a statistician or “quality guru”, and is miscast as an “efficiency” expert. But Deming gave us a 20th century basis in “Systems Science” that helps us to better understand systems today. I'm a sucker for data and data-visualization. Exponential View is trialing EV's Charts of the Week.
We are entering another “lockdown” where I live, and there are already panicked lineups at retail outlets of citizens scrambling for items. Covid has highlighted Canada's food supply chain limitations. Here are some thoughts on how to prevent disruptions in food supply chains after Covid-19.
Leading & Enabling Excellence
Coaching – Developing Self & Others
We can learn from others, but there is no guarantee that what works for them will work for you. There is no universal truth, there's only what works for you.
The Leader as Coach – affecting organizational success and growth from a place of curiosity and empathy.
Books, Podcasts, Videos
Excellence in almost anything has a set of foundational routines. I thoroughly enjoyed the Knowledge Projects' Podcast with Randall Stutman: The Essence of Leadership. It is densely packed with great insight and advice into behavioral leadership.
An excellent discussion about breaking down barriers, humility and lifelong learning between Mark Graban and Mike Leigh on the Leanblog Podcast.
“Why don't these ‘old school' managers get it?”. Asking leaders to change when they have been successful to date is a challenging proposition. The key? Empathy, according to Simon Sinek in this clip (1:49) How to Change Our Leaders.
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