As I continue to do from time to time, before I give a presentation to an audience, I like to ask the crowd for advice. Why? More information is better / listening is the new talking…
I have been honored to be invited to speak at the annual Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership All Hands meeting:
The Labor-Management Parntership all-hands meeting brings together more than 100 of our Kaiser Permanente management and labor leaders from all of the KP regions as well as people who support our member/patient-facing (substitution by Ted: I prefer this term over “frontline”) teams in doing performance improvement work. The LMP community is excited about total health, patient empowerment, diversity and innovation. We think you could challenge us to think even bigger than we do now in terms of what we can do to transform Kaiser Permanente and health care in general.
I will certainly try, with help, and really with great respect for the Labor Management Partnership (@LMPTalk), something I was never taught about in medical school, and one of just a few uniquely awesome things in health care that I only learned about since I came to Kaiser Permanente:
The Labor Management Partnership (LMP) is the largest and longest-lasting partnership of its kind in the country. Created in 1997, it is based on a series of agreements between the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, made up of 27 union locals, Kaiser Permanente and the Permanente medical groups in each region. Today, it covers almost 100,000 union members and tens of thousands of managers and physicians.
So that’s the group, that’s the task, and I’m providing a few things below on background
1. A presentation I gave at Stanford Division of Biomedical Informatics
2. A super secret YouTube video of a talk that I gave to the innovative Kaiser Permanente Colorado (@KPColorado) in 2013 that’s not supposed to be available online. Shh, don’t tell anyone.
3. A TED talk I gave with a patient (of course), the one and only Regina Holiday (@ReginaHolliday) in 2012.
Now that you know what I’ve been asked to do and what I’ve done before, feel free to let me know in the comments:
- What would you want to see more of if you were in this audience
- What would you like to see less of if you were in this audience
- Social Innovation – it’s the topic I’d like to move this to. Does that resonate with you?
- Something about you – are you in a union and can you give advice to someone who isn’t and wants to support the transformation of health care with union partners?
Thanks a ton – comment below, or just tweet me directly: @tedeytan – As I said above, I did go to medical school, I’ve never been a union member, and the best doctors know what they don’t know and work to respect the people they work with and serve every day.