• Leadership: Spring 2013 Issue

    Mar 01, 2013

    Enlightened Decision Making

    Leadership Spring 2013

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    Meaningful Health Information Exchange
    Healthcare leaders at the forefront of health information exchange share their experiences and lessons learned.

    Predictive Analytics: Pinpointing How to Best Allocate Patient Resources
    Predictive analytic techniques are helping healthcare organizations pinpoint how they can get the most bang for their buck in terms of improving quality and reducing costs.

    Sidebar: Reducing CHF Hospitalizations at Henry Ford

    Inside Three Strategically Agile Healthcare Organizations
    What does agile decision making look like in a healthcare organization? Three progressive organizations show us how.

    Case Studies

    Making Decisions Across Health System Lines: The Granite Approach
    In New Hampshire, the CEOs of five health systems have created a unique partnership that is creating efficiencies of scale and enabling new payment models.

    A Three-Legged ACO Gets Off to a Running Start
    The partners in one of the nation’s first ACOs find that trust and transparency are keys to lowering healthcare costs—and creating their own financial success.


    Choosing Wisely: Physician Decisions Around Unnecessary Care
    Three physician leaders discuss the benefits and challenges of implementing the Choosing Wisely top-five lists, which are designed to encourage conversations between physicians and patients about low-value medical care.

    Breakthrough Map

    The Value Case for Advanced Illness Management
    This infographic points to the benefits of advanced illness management, which helps patients transition from chronic to advanced illness—and prepare for end-of-life care.


    Raising Cost Awareness Among Physicians
    An interview with Neel Shah, MD
    After his third year of medical school, Neel Shah, MD, founded a not-for-profit organization called Costs of Care. Its mission: to empower patients and their caregivers to deflate medical bills.

    De-Buzzing Patient-Centered Care
    An interview with Susan Edgman-Levitan
    “When I’m talking about patient-centered care, I’m not talking about hotel amenities. I’m talking about the critical aspects of quality of care that patients and clinicians value.”

    How Data Collection Can Improve Workflow
    An interview with Jonathan C. Silverstein, MD
    Silverstein and his 25 colleagues at NorthShore’s Center for Clinical and Research Informatics are using an ever-growing repository of data to fundamentally change the way medicine is practiced.


    Fostering Provider Scale
    By Joseph J. Fifer, HFMA president & CEO
    “It’s time to get contemporary with our healthcare provider structure," writes Fifer.

    Just Say “No”
    By James L. Reinertsen, MD, CEO, The Reinertsen Group
    Before saying “Yes” to the next enthusiastically proposed initiative, healthcare leaders might want to ask some hard questions.

    From Data to Wisdom
    By John D. Halamka, MD, MS, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
    Over the past few years, Beth Israel Deaconess has built event-driven medicine into its clinical information applications.

    Last Word

    Tough Leadership Decisions
    Four healthcare leaders reveal the benefits of choosing the road less traveled.