Article: “Improving Health Care: Why a Dose of IT May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered”

Article: "Improving Health Care: Why a Dose of IT May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered"

This is a short paper produced by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation about the state of health care, health care information technology, and recommendations for the future. I have been following a growing movement to prioritize health information technology before health information exchange (“HIT before HIE” – see my link cloud here). This paper …

Now Reading: Harvard Business Review on Managing Your Career

Now Reading: Harvard Business Review on Managing Your Career

This is a great book to read on sabbatical, as you can probably imagine. It had the overall impact on me of adding to my focus, rather than distracting from it, in a nice journey through several essays on subjects ranging from the potential of a second career to managing your boss. I was reminded …

Now Reading: Punching-In: The Unauthorized Adventures of a Front-Line Employee, by Alex Frankel

Now Reading: Punching-In: The Unauthorized Adventures of a Front-Line Employee, by Alex Frankel

This book was tailor made for the experience I am having now. It’s the travelogue of a man who goes undercover as an employee in some of our most iconic organizations: UPS, The Container Store (not quite, he didn’t pass the interview), Enterprise Rent a Car, Gap, Starbucks, and The Apple Store. This is a …

Now Reading: The New Influencers, by Paul Gillin

Now Reading: The New Influencers, by Paul Gillin

This book was recommended to me by colleagues at the California Healthcare Foundation, given my obvious interest in blogging (sort of…). I have had great experience with Web 2.0 tools for leadership and change management in my own work, so I am always interested in others’ experiences. Like Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the …

Where we came from – Sidney Garfield, MD, 1970

This post began as discussion of my reacquaintance with the work of theSidney R. Garfield Health Care Innovation Center, which happened when I was in California recently. I was happy to find that they have put up an Internet site for those who want to learn more. I especially recommend looking at the photos. It’s …