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Innovation

Please take a look at my weblog on INNOVATION. Here I explore the practical ins and outs of innovating in the healthcare exosystems of communities. I also look at governance, human behavior, and dynamic and systematic perspectives on innovating within a community’s health.

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This post is a little summary of my reading of Stephan H. Haeckel’s book, Adaptive Enterprise. In adaptive enterprises, strategy emerges from sensing and responding to customers’ requests and needs. The competitive winners will both sense and respond faster than competitors. Slower paced organizations (or parts of large organizations) in stable environments can still rely […]

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Here are notes from a talk on a simply powerful way for those working at the front line to solve problems. A3 Problem Solving Below is a link to a PDF that can be printed on 11 X 17 paper (A3). Do your work in pencil. Make lots of changes. With an eraser in hand, […]

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Crystalizing Healthcare in a Community?

Upon what can the parts of health care come together into a coherent whole. No metaphor works well if extended very far; certainly not inorganic crystals. But let’s play with this for a moment to get some use from it. There are a lot of parts of health care swirling in the community. How can […]

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Test post from iPhone–I like the photo too much to remove it!

Inserted photo–By the way this is my second daughter, Sofia.

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BETWEEN

Here is a simple presentation on a few transformational ideas. Judith Hibbard and I gave on-line presentations to a group of hospital quality improvement folks. I have included my presentation notes below. I claim that these ideas in the notes will be implemented. The only question is whether they will be implemented by hospitals and […]

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Toyota Production System Secrets (not so seceret)

Steven Spear has done a nice job of exposing the four core competencies of Toyata in Chasing the Rabbit. I can imagine how to do three of the four. It is the First one that stumps me: “Highly specificed work with error signals build into the process”–more or less. The question for me is how […]

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Take a look at Goran Henrik’s talk in Whatcom County, WA.

A video podcast of Goran.

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WA HealthCare Authority supports Patients to be Active in their Health

For about three years the State of WA has been exploring, with local and national healthcare IT leaders, the feasibility of helping Washingtonians  use their own health information securely online. One can review some of the details of the journy at http://www.hca.wa.gov/hit/. Also one can see the current thinking at http://www.accessmyhealth.org/.

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Critical Junctures Institute–Notes

We in Whatcom County, Washington have been collaborating for years to improve the health of this community. Now we are setting a new course to join together in action research collaboratives We will create innovative socio-technical programs to focus on life style, prevention and chronic medical conditions. The programs will focus on “Six Aims” proposed by the Institute […]

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