Management

Value Based Care & Population Health

Hospitals & Health Networks recently published an insightful article from John Kitzhaber, MD, a physician and former governor of Oregon, in which he addressed four forces he sees as shaping the future of hospitals and health systems:  “the skyrocketing price of medical devices and pharmaceuticals”; “consolidation of the insurance industry,” which has given insurers more …

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Electing New Board Members

After completing the nomination process for a board candidate, elections can take place via ballot or voice vote (which is known as viva voce).  Although voice votes are faster than ballot votes, they do have their drawbacks – because the votes take place in order of nomination, this may lend a sense of “favoritism,” while …

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Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission, Vision, and Values Jenette Nagy and Stephen B. Fawcett of the University of Kansas suggest in a document prepared for the school’s online Community Toolbox that the difference between organizations that “know exactly what they’re doing, are consistent in their aims and activities, and move forward with a sense of purpose” and those that …

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Snap MD Telemedicine

SnapMD is one of the Top Telemedicine Companies to Watch in 2016 SnapMD is “a healthcare information technology company that provides a direct-to-consumer, cloud-based telemedicine platform that can be tailored to a healthcare company or health system’s needs.” Its Connected Care technology connects patients directly with their healthcare providers, increasing and extending access to care, …

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Female Recruiters

Are women better recruiters than men? An article published in the summer of 2014 by Hunt Scanlon Media relayed the results of its 25-year-long assessment of female recruiters in the talent management profession, noting “significant advancements” and “unprecedented” growth. The group’s statistics indicated that the number of female consultants in “Big Five” global search firms rose …

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