Is Your Hospital Throwing Money Out The Window?

Paul Roemer, CEO, Pale Rhino Consulting

As a parent, I’ve learned there are two types of tasks–those my children won’t do the first time I ask them, and those they won’t do no matter how many times I ask them. Here’s the segue. Hospitals have a gazillion business systems.  Every business system can include the following three things: people—doing things; processes — […]

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What It Means When The Phones Are Ringing

Paul Roemer, CEO, Pale Rhino Consulting

His colleague asked the physician, “How is it that you are able to see 10 times as many patients each day as the rest of us?” “You guys spend too much time meeting with patients and asking them questions. I do Facebook Care. I just look at their picture on Facebook, and if I don’t […]

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A Mile In Their Shoes: One CIO’s Patient Experience

Scott MacLean, Deputy CIO, Partners HealthCare

In high school, I was on the football, skiing and track teams. I ran because I had to, but I didn’t enjoy it. Probably because my brother had started running marathons, I started running the summer after graduation and I’ve logged at least 15 miles per week for the last 32 years. Many weeks it’s been much more. So […]

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Go Beyond The Golden Rule

Sue Schade, CIO, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers

We’ve all had those bad customer experiences: rudeness, a “not my problem” attitude, being bounced from person to person, being left on hold too long, not hearing back from someone as promised. You know what I’m talking about. And we’ve all had those excellent customer service experiences: think about the difference. Was it the smile, […]

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Chris Belmont, VP & CIO, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Chapter 2

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Rolling out Epic… again
The power of hindsight — “Things go through a traditional life cycle and you can expect it.”
Moon Shots Program
Training Watson “to think like an oncologist”
Structured data & finding “gold nuggets of knowledge.”
Patient experience — “We can always do better.”

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