Author Archives: Rod Piechowski

Health Systems As Employers: Exploring the Use of Innovation to Achieve the Triple Aim

by:  Thomas H. Auer, MD, MHA, CEO, Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group Thomas H. Auer will present at the Innovation Gallery on May 14. The Innovation Gallery, at the National Healthcare Innovation Summit, Boston, Mass. May 13-15, is focused on real-world, scalable innovations that address … Continue reading

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National Healthcare Innovation Summit: Innovation and Achieving the Healthcare Triple Aim

by: Eric Heil, CEO, Rightcare Solutions  Eric Heil will present at the Innovation Gallery on May 14. The Innovation Gallery, at the National Healthcare Innovation Summit, Boston, Mass. May 13-15,  is focused on real-world, scalable innovations that address core components of the Triple Aim: improving … Continue reading

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Insights on the Innovation Gallery at the HIMSS Innovation Summit

 by Dr. David Lim, Castlight Health  Dr.  David Lim will present at the Innovation Gallery on May 14. The Innovation Gallery, at the National Healthcare Innovation Summit, Boston, Mass. May 13-15,  is focused on real-world, scalable innovations that address core … Continue reading

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Running The Gauntlet

By Roy Smythe, M.D. In the book, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway gives an account of the Spanish Civil War through the eyes, and the experiences of, Robert Jordan an American expatriate fighting on the Republican side against … Continue reading

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The New ROI:  Building An Innovation Portfolio

by Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH                                                                      … Continue reading

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Ten Types of Medicine For Health Care

By Roy Smythe, M.D. “If you are deliberately trying to create a future that feels safe, you will willfully ignore the future that is likely.” ― Seth Godin, Linchpin Whether we realize it or not, we are living and working in a … Continue reading

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Are Provider Assumptions Hindering Health Innovation?

by Susan Dentzer, Senior Policy Adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health IT innovation could meaningfully improve patient care, if innovators focused more attention on one reality:  Patients don’t always want what healthcare providers offer them. We know from … Continue reading

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Innovation Alignment

by: Marguerite Swietlik, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, Manager, Clinical Decision Support, Children’s Hospital Colo.,  Innovation Committee Member.   It doesn’t seem like that long ago when physicians, nurses and other caregivers documented their clinical care, education and medication administration on paper forms and … Continue reading

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Return on Investment, or Return on Innovation?

By: Roy Smythe, MD Most parents of young children would agree that there is an association between youth and impatience. However, in this context it is often manifested in a mysterious bipolar manner – predictably present on long car drives … Continue reading

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Vision, Insight and Innovation

By Roy Smythe, M.D. As Malcolm Forbes once suggested, “The best vision is insight.” Having now overcome the inertia that all long-term successful enterprises must deal with as the need for significant change is begrudgingly considered, provider organizations are working … Continue reading

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