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Consultants really are the good guys


I learned a long time ago not to try to be my own plumber. When you are considering a major change to your organization, it is best not to try to be your own management consultant. Consultants have been going … Continue reading

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Workshop – 49th Symposium of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan


I will be doing a workshop on ‘Electronic Medical Records’  covering key benefits, challenges and opportunities attached to EMR. This workshop is a pre-symposium event for the 49th Symposium of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan. It is scheduled for … Continue reading

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The future isn’t what it used to be


Within the current economic climate, where funding is being cut back, the temptation is to simply batten down the hatches and scale back operations. The problem is you are likely to put your organization on a slippery slope where cutbacks … Continue reading

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Begin at the beginning .


White Rabbit: Where shall I begin, please, your Majesty? King: Begin at the beginning. . and go on till you come to the end: then stop. This advice given by Lewis Carroll in 1865 clearly was not meant for corporate … Continue reading

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Success with EHR Implementations


Failure rates of EHRs are reputed to be in excess of 70% according to a LinkedIn discussion group that has more than 2,300  posts and counting.  If you want to be in the 30% cluster the following will be of … Continue reading

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The writing for healthcare is on the wall!


CA is about to introduce budget cuts of close to $1 billion.   Whereas it’s  easy to understand that budget cuts are necessary at this time, the obvious concern is whether the bureaucracy will be proportionately reduced along with program … Continue reading

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Adapting to 45 CFR Part 170 Subpart C


Adapting to 45 CFR Part 170 Subpart C of the Final Rule for Health Information Technology. The consensus is sooner or later healthcare agencies are going to be herded into adopting “certified” EMR/EHR systems.  The party line is “a certified … Continue reading

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Strategic Planning Simplified


Markets, competition, regulations, and access to capital are four subject areas start up organizations need to be up to speed on as a prerequisite to strategic planning. For established organizations, where there is an established infrastructure, organizations need to “stick … Continue reading

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Aligning Operations with Strategy – Where the Rubber Meets the Road


The purpose of a business in today’s markets is to build, maintain, and enhance customer satisfaction, closely followed by keeping staff happy and productive, making sure shareholders can sleep at night, keeping board members involved  and informed and protecting the … Continue reading

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Best Practices – Knowing when to hold, when to fold


The reason people follow best practices is that until they improve their best practices, there is nothing better than what they have/are using, considering the investment they have made in these and the ongoing effort they have made to improve … Continue reading

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