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How Business Leaders Can Become the Best Version of Themselves

Scott Kelly spent 20 years as a NASA astronaut. During that time, he spent 520 days in space, 340 of them consecutively on the International Space Station. He reaped numerous benefits from that experience, one of which was effective communication. This came into play with astronauts from other countries, support personnel on the ground, and [...]

2022-09-20T19:39:53+00:00September 20th, 2022|Blog|

Why Leadership Development is Vital for an Organization

The leadership dearth across all sectors, especially in healthcare, is destined to become acute in the very near future. Managing consultant Nanette Miner, writing for Forbes in 2019, cited projections by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showing that over four in 10 American workers will be over the age of 55 by 2024, and [...]

2022-08-30T13:22:05+00:00August 30th, 2022|Blog|

How a Personalized Approach to Medicine Sparks Patient Loyalty

No matter the industry, it is often challenging for an organization to foster brand loyalty, and healthcare is no different. A 2021 study showed that over 33 percent of patients have no preference when it comes to a healthcare brand and over six in 10 respondents expected their preference to change after the pandemic. Against [...]

2022-07-27T20:24:13+00:00July 27th, 2022|Blog|

Telehealth Remains Popular, But Can It Avoid Going over a ‘Cliff’?

In April 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services extended the COVID-19 public health emergency by another 90 days, the ninth extension since the pandemic first hit American shores in March 2020. That, in combination with a $5 billion provision within a $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill that received Congressional approval a month [...]

2022-07-11T13:13:37+00:00July 11th, 2022|Blog|

Looking at Business Agility in a Whole New Way

In November 2021, Dr. Lieutenant Colonel Kenji Takano, commander of the U.S. Air Force’s 88th Healthcare Operations Squadron, posed a question that every business leader needs to ask him- or herself: How can we thrive in a VUCA environment? “VUCA” is an acronym developed in the 1990s by the U.S. Army War College that stands [...]

2022-05-19T16:15:42+00:00May 19th, 2022|Blog|

What is Company Culture in 2022?

The American workforce long ago had its fill of Zoom. While the virtual meeting platform was lauded as an innovative means for businesses to remain connected in the early stages of the pandemic, that gave way to ennui as the weeks and months passed. Somebody was always late for the session. Somebody always had login [...]

2022-05-02T13:56:23+00:00May 2nd, 2022|Blog|

The Challenge of Health Equity, and How Organizations Can Meet It

In a February 2022 address, Xavier Becerra, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, declared that health equity needs to be his organization’s “North Star,” pointing out that healthcare is “more than just mending bones or dispensing pills” and adding:  “It's about giving people access to peace of mind, to economic security and to [...]

2022-03-28T13:21:13+00:00March 28th, 2022|Blog|

How Businesses Build Trust

We live in turbulent times, where Americans are divided (and entrenched) politically, and where distrust has grown not only in government but in media entities, amid the spread of misinformation and the misguided assertion that journalists are the “enemies of the people.” Against that backdrop, it is fair to ask just what we can believe [...]

2022-03-10T15:06:47+00:00March 10th, 2022|Blog|

Why Healthcare Cybersecurity is More Crucial than Ever

In July 2021, Nate Warfield, CTO of the cybersecurity firm Prevailion, wrote that healthcare is facing “a full-blown crisis” when it comes to cybersecurity, in a post on the website Threatpost. He offered as an example a breach on Scripps Health San Diego two months earlier, an attack that cost that system nearly $113 million, [...]

2022-02-03T19:08:00+00:00February 3rd, 2022|Blog|

Assessing The Key Metrics of Patient-Centered Care

As discussed at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Las Vegas in August 2021, the ongoing pandemic has accelerated the use of healthcare technology – particularly telehealth and remote patient monitoring – furthering the trend toward patient-centered care. According to the website, Tania Elliott, chief medical officer for virtual care, [...]

2022-01-05T17:46:48+00:00January 5th, 2022|Blog|