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More Work To Be Done in Overcoming Nurse Leadership Transitions

More Work To Be Done in Overcoming Nurse Leadership Transitions

Posted on October 16, 2018

In today’s tumultuous health care environment, changes in leadership can quickly cause destabilization among nurses if not handled properly. Diane Bradley, Regional Chief Clinical Officer with HealthTechS3 for the last eight years and now currently working in an Interim CEO position at a Critical Access Hospital in middle Georgia, shares her wisdom to ensuring a smooth nurse leadership transition in times of change

Starting a Telehealth Program in Rural Hospital and Clinics

Starting a Telehealth Program in Rural Hospital and Clinics

Posted on October 03, 2018

Robert Thorn, strategist and accomplished leader, shares his article on Starting a Telehealth Program in Rural Hospitals and Clinics: A 10-Point Primer. Telehealth can be a valued resource for a rural community, often bridging distances and improving access between patients and providers. As technology advancements now offer a variety of options for people to consider, it is best for rural hospitals and clinics to identify where and how telehealth technology solutions can provide their greatest benefits. The following points are offered to help organizations navigate entry into this exciting and dynamic arena.

Nursing Leadership: What I Wish I’d Known

Nursing Leadership: What I Wish I’d Known

Posted on September 20, 2018

Inherently I am a rule follower. This is sometimes not appreciated or well understood by my peers, organizational leaders or subordinates. Early in my career as a nurse leader, I failed to realize that the majority of nurses I was assigned to lead were not rule followers. It was a shocking realization!

Resilience: The 5 Keys to Becoming a Resilient Leader

Resilience: The 5 Keys to Becoming a Resilient Leader

Posted on September 10, 2018

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” ~ Nelson Mandela. If there is one thing I have learned as a CEO of a small company, it is that there will be many bumps in the road – often unexpected and sometimes business critical.

Seeing Through Your Blind Spots

Seeing Through Your Blind Spots

Posted on September 27, 2018

Blind spots are those things that we “should” be able to see, but for some reason we are blocked from seeing them. Blind spots cause us to make bad decisions and sometimes blind spots can be deadly.
While I’m not a surgeon, I’ve spent enough time working in hospitals to know that, for each patient, it doesn’t matter how many successful surgeries you have performed – it matters that you perform a successful surgery for them. If you miss something because you were over-confident or you just couldn’t see it, the results could be fatal.

January 2018 blog: Creating Synergies Between IT and Population Health Management

January 2018 blog: Creating Synergies Between IT and Population Health Management

Posted on February 15, 2018

Population Health Management is the aggregation of patient data across multiple health information technology resources, the analysis of that data into a single, actionable patient record, and the actions through which care providers can improve both clinical and financial outcomes.

Executive Staffing Management

Executive Staffing Management

Posted on February 15, 2018

Most facilities have some type of staffing management or productivity system based on a target per unit of service for each department. The real key to effective staffing management is at the unit level – the manager.

Interim leadership as a Career Path

Interim leadership as a Career Path

Posted on February 15, 2018

So, you are considering the leap into Interim work as a profession?  No, this is not an oxymoron, many people now are choosing Interim work as a permanent career option.

Service Lines

Service Lines

Posted on February 15, 2018

The service line model has actually been around for decades, however the emphasis to improve quality, efficiency, customer satisfaction, and alignment between hospitals and physicians suggests that service lines may be resurrected once again to accomplish these improvements.