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  • intermountain

    Governance Under Health Reform

    Yes, that’s me wearing my Jefferson shirt, hiking in Park City, Utah.  I had just finished working with colleagues at the Northern Region of Intermountain Healthcare, a sprawling integrated delivery system, with headquarters in Salt Lake City. The Northern region of Intermountain is facing challenges that resonate with many other systems in their attempt to more »

  • Billy Beane and DBN

    The “Batting King” of Big Data

    Have you read the great book, Moneyball or seen the movie starring Brad Pitt?  This photograph is not Brad Pitt, but it is Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A’s, and the fellow who is featured in the hit movie.  Over  a dozen years ago, Billy Beane discovered that high-priced baseball players don’t more »

  • AAMC

    Mentoring for Quality and Safety

    Can you believe this tabletop sign? This photo was taken at the 7th Annual AAMC-Integrating Quality (IQ) Meeting in Chicago, IL, which is the top inter-professional development conference for clinical leaders, educators, and trainees across the entire medical education spectrum.   It’s the official AAMC “get together” for students, teachers, and house officers, focused on improving more »

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Jun

Governance Under Health Reform

Yes, that’s me wearing my Jefferson shirt, hiking in Park City, Utah.  I had just finished working with colleagues at the Northern Region of Intermountain Healthcare, a sprawling integrated...
16
Jun

The “Batting King” of Big Data

Have you read the great book, Moneyball or seen the movie starring Brad Pitt?  This photograph is not Brad Pitt, but it is Billy Beane, the general manager of...
16
Jun

Mentoring for Quality and Safety

Can you believe this tabletop sign? This photo was taken at the 7th Annual AAMC-Integrating Quality (IQ) Meeting in Chicago, IL, which is the top inter-professional development conference for...
12
Jun

Blooming in the Desert

It was 104 degrees Fahrenheit when I visited Scottsdale, AZ and our colleagues at the Mediware Corporation.  Perhaps you’ve never heard of them, but I’m confident that you will!  Mediware...
09
Jun

Growing Healthy Communities

After working on it for 20 years, Health Choice Network (HCN) has emerged as “one of the nation’s most successful collaborations of community health centers.”  It was a real...
05
Jun

Meet Me In St. Louis!

St. Louis is home to SSM Health, an organization of 30,000 employees (including 1,300 employed physicians), 175 clinic locations and 19 affiliated hospitals, primarily in four states – Wisconsin,...

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