The emerging consumer-centric health care models are in stark contrast to what’s being left behind, and perhaps nobody understands that more than Ken Kleinberg. The changes we’re about to witness ultimately will cause attitude adjustments among physicians who now complain that retail health clinics are not staffed by doctors, or that drugs actually are being sold where they are prescribed.
In the age of reform, healthcare settings are becoming more diverse. You’ve probably heard of consumer-driven healthcare. Well, how about the medical retail store? Walgreens’ Adam Pellegrini visited Madison Tuesday to discuss the role of the retail healthcare delivery via Walgreens’ Omni-Channel Digital Health program.
In this still-unfolding “age of the customer,” consumer expectations have been shaped by their experience with mobile devices and apps. The resulting ubiquitous availability of information technology services outside the corporate data center will challenge company IT departments to remain relevant or become yet another casualty of disruption.
Every successful businessman or woman has to get their Zs, and that’s about to take on a while new meaning. We already know about the impact the millennial generation is having on society and the workplace. While their impact will be felt for decades to come, there is another group that’s coming of age in Generation Z, whose oldest members were born in 1995.
Amid the increasing chaos of technology-enabled business disruption, stability has become a quaint notion, and the ability to adapt quickly has become the key to organizational success.
Nowhere is that more true than in the role of the chief information officer because the relentless advance of computing technology is rapidly transforming the CIO’s role from that of high-tech accountant to that of a technical knowledge manager and streaming data analyst.
Not everyone believes the marriage between Wall Street and health care systems will be a long and happy one, but for now the feeling is there is opportunity in disruption. Surveying this disruptive landscape is Michael Burger, director of the public finance healthcare group for Fitch Ratings. In this capacity, Burger rates the bonds of acute care hospitals, children’s hospitals, and cancer centers whenever they issue bonds.
Business model disruption is spreading quickly, and healthcare is one of the many industries it’s turning upside down. That has implications not only for healthcare providers preparing to be among the industry survivors, but also for newly empowered healthcare consumers.
These implications will be explored during the 2014 Digital Healthcare Conference. And there’s still plenty of prep work ahead, especially as the Affordable Care Act joins the digital revolution to reshape an entire industry.
When the subject of millennial generation workers comes up, some employers seem as befuddled as Spencer Tracy in Father of the Bride. Other simply scratch their heads and mutter the following question: What do millennials want?
If they are looking for the key to solving this puzzle, they might be looking for a very long time, according to Timothy Geisert, CMO of Kenexa, an IBM Company now known as IBM Smarter Workforce.
Is it possible to deliver innovation, transformation, and cultural change in the cutthroat world of disruptive business models?
Colony Brands is in the process of finding out, but it’s much like figuring out how to fire bullets while taking incoming ordinance.
Whenever someone is described as a Machiavellian genius, it can be a compliment, a sign of grudging respect, or a five-alarm warning.
In the IT workforce, personality profiles run the gamut. Some CIOs end up in positions where they don’t have much power, they take punches each day, and they are the very definition of lambs. Others are a bit like Eddie Haskell — wolf-like bullies to their staff underlings, but they put on a polite facade when dealing with the chief executive.
All the corporate angst about disruptive business models and stealth competitors begs a simple question: how can established businesses take the initiative and innovate enough to remain on the offensive? Sparking the innovative process within organizations was the subject of a strategic briefing during the opening day of the Fusion CEO-CIO Symposium produced by WTN Media.
It’s one thing when business disruption is caused by previously unforeseen competition, but it’s quite another thing when the folks in your own C-Suite are responsible for it. In the case of Spectrum Brands, the latter is a good problem to have because the disruption in question was created by an acquisition that doubled the organization’s employee count.
Thanks to information technology, that ever-present enabler of speed and agility, traditional business models are under attack from a bevy of online services, and any business organization that presumes immunity will be in for a big, fat surprise.
This new and pervasive worry of C-Suite executives will be examined in depth at the 2014 Fusion CEO-CIO Symposium.
The Affordable Care Act’s detractors use terms like “chaos” and “rate shock” and “job killer” in their assessment of the controversial law, and even some supporters have used the term “train wreck” and view the implementation phase with terms like “choppy.” There are growing doubts that the law’s health insurance exchanges will be ready by the Oct. 1 deadline, and in some areas of the country the cost of health insurance premiums are spiking up, not moderating.
Dr. Bill Yasnoff has an uphill climb in his quest to have centralized health record banks replace health information exchanges. He spoke at the recent Digital Healthcare Conference which explored a variety of industry stressors that are unfolding as the Affordable Care Act nears full implementation.
Dr. Marty Kohn still remembers the day he was called to the boss’s office and admonished for doing his job.
During his days as a practicing physician, Kohn, now IBM Research’s chief medical scientist for care delivery systems, was treating a male patient complaining of back pain. In Kohn’s judgment, the care protocol did not call for scheduling an MRI, despite the patient’s insistence that such a test was justified.
When hospital CEOs look at current reimbursement rates, don’t be surprised if they think, “it’s never going to be better than this.” They have good reason to think this way, as the ramifications of the forthcoming low-reimbursement environment sink in, and a wave of health care consolidation intensifies.
This is the second installment of our look at Jim Adam’s health care IT “Top 10” to-do list for 2013. Adams, executive director of research and insights for The Advisory Board Co., delivered the keynote during the 2013 Digital Healthcare Conference produced by WTN Media.
Bill Yasnoff has been an evangelist for years, but so far he’s been preaching to an empty congregation. With the consensus failure of the current health information exchange model, he might finally start filling the pews.
Yasnoff, managing partner of the consulting firm National Health Information Infrastructure Advisors, will speak on the business and investment potential of health record banks June 10 during the 2013 Digital Healthcare Conference produced by WTN Media.
Dr. Jonathan Ravdin, M.D., likes biological analogies, and why not? He spent 30 years of his professional life as an academic physician and scientist, and since taking over as president and CEO of PDS last year, he has worked to reposition the IT services firm to help health care, education, and general corporate clients deal with today’s historically stressful environments unique to their respective industries.