Collaborative Entrepreneurship

I entitled this post “Collaborative Entrepreneurship” because the most frequent allusion I heard at the ACHE Congress last month was to Ian Morrison’s book The Second Curve. The first curve represents the traditional way of doing business, the source of current revenues, and a curve with a declining slope.  The second curve represents a new […]

Continue Reading · 1

The Art of Engagement: A Review

I reviewed Jim Haudan’s The Art of Engagement: Bridging the Gap Between People and Possibilities because it was full of timely insights. Did you know that? 70% of change initiatives fail due to people issues 71% of employees are not engaged 53% of executives do not believe their company’s strategy will lead to success According to […]

Continue Reading · 0

Collaborative Beginning

I titled this post “Collaborative Beginning” in response to a COO who was feeling the heat of a burning platform long before his physicians, who are doing very well and see no need for change. Are we worse than other organizations you have worked with around the country? I reassured him that his call to […]

Continue Reading · 0

Collaborative Physician Engagement News

Three posts this week provided the inspiration for Collaborative Physician Engagement News. I.  In Addressing Physician Engagement, Chris Van Gorder, CEO Scripps Health, San Diego, CA, said:  Engagement has not been an issue for us. Maybe it is because we have a physician leadership cabinet that we established 14 years ago where all of our elected chiefs […]

Continue Reading · 1

Collaborative Creativity

I entitled this post Collaborative Creativity at the inspiration of  my ACHE seminar co-presenter, Peter Pavarini, who asked, “What are your sources of creative ideas,” to 31 healthcare leaders who participated last week.   Their responses included: Rounding on patient floors, asking questions such as, “Do you have what you need to do your job well, What […]

Continue Reading · 1

Collaborative Peer Review

I entitled this post collaborative peer review because peer review brings out strong feelings. It’s like taking strong medicine.  We dislike being asked to do peer-review reports and certainly don’t like being the subject of a peer-review report, but recognize that peer review is here to stay.  Receiving a report on one of our patients […]

Continue Reading · 1

Collaborative Speculation

Happy new year.  I entitled this post Collaborative Speculation because a post by Javon R. Bea, President and CEO, Mercy  Health System, led me to wonder about the reasons for his success.  In Keys to Success as an ACO: Model Physician Relations Maintaining Entrepreneurial Incentive and Self-Direction, he defied the compensation pundits who promote triggers […]

Continue Reading · 0

Collaborative Conflict

I decided to title this post Collaborative Conflict because I want to explore the apparent contradiction between collaboration and conflict.  Conflict makes many healthcare professionals uneasy because it: robs us of time and energy brings to mind difficult personalities with whom we have to cope makes us feel bullied threatens to unmask us as pretenders […]

Continue Reading · 0

Collaborative Story-Telling

I entitled this post “Collaborative Story-Telling” because stories humanize abstract concepts like “improving healthcare outcomes” and help us achieve shared vision. To watch a video on this post, please click here. Two Examples of Collaborative Story-Telling in Healthcare Chaplain Asuncio reinforced the concept of a patient-centered service culture when he answered an Emergency Room page […]

Continue Reading · 0

Collaborative Constancy

I decided to write about collaborative constancy after reading that CEO changes are occurring more rapidly at hospitals across the country. A study conducted by the American College of Healthcare Executives found the average tenure for a hospital CEO is 5.6 years, while the turnover rate for the position averaged 17% in 2012 and 16% […]

Continue Reading · 0