Month: July 2018

Health

Time to Reinvent Access to Health Care Data

February 9, 2018, Wall Street Journal carried an opinion piece Time to Reinvent the Web (and Save Wall Street) written by L. Gordon Crovitz, a former publisher of the Journal and a well-known advocate of digital technology. Mr. Crovitz discusses the importance of continuing digital innovation, despite a recessionary economy. To support his point he […]

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Health

Strategic Planning – Nuances for Health Care Leaders

An academic medical center client recently asked me to advise on developing a Departmental and programmatic strategic plan. My first reaction was OK, nothing new, let’s go. But I soon found myself pausing to have a discussion about what that should look like this year in light of the economy and it turns out that […]

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Professional Salon Hair Dryers

For all your hair styling needs, it’s always good to pay a visit to your professional hair dresser to get the look that you want any day, no matter what the occasion is.  But if you’re out of town or just don’t have the means to go to a professional hair salon, you won’t be […]

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Health

Risk VS Uncertainty: Why Health Care Leaders Must Understand the Difference

Splitting hairs? Not really. Read Hanging Tough in the April 20 print issue of The New Yorker (while not really business press it is the press commenting on business). This piece by James Surowiecki examines the nuances of leadership decision making in both risky and uncertain times. While covering some of the same territory as […]

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Health

Health Care Leadership Teams Need to Provide 20-20 Oversight

It’s one thing to have a sharp vision about where you want to go. It’s another thing to maintain visual acuity when conducting oversight over where others want you to go. How Group Decisions End Up Wrong-Footed, Jason Zweig’s column in the Wall Street Journal of April 25 examines myopia exhibited by some corporate fiduciaries […]

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Health

Health Care Leaders And Ethno-Innovation

A few months ago, this blog commented on a short piece about the use of ethnography as a strategic tool (Try Ethnography for Health Care Strategy). The source article had been a short, theoretical, and perhaps even whimsical exploration of the use of anthropologists in developing business strategy. Well, along comes Business Week on June […]

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