How Increasing Employee Engagement Improves Your Environmental Health and Safety Efforts

If you’re an environmental health and safety professional, achieving a high degree of employee engagement can be important for achieving functional excellence. This can also be essential for generating widespread support for your organization’s overall goals. Most people today highly value the concept of health and safety in the workplace, especially since a safe setting … Continue reading “How Increasing Employee Engagement Improves Your Environmental Health and Safety Efforts”

Establishing the Truth: Vaccines, Social Media, and the Spread of Misinformation

In June 2019, celebrity Jessica Biel lobbied against a pro-vaccine bill. She received intense backlash almost immediately, and the resulting scrutiny made international headlines. The exchange took place primarily on social media, where those against and those in favor of vaccines clashed—far from the first time such issues were aired loudly and publicly. Vish Viswanath, … Continue reading “Establishing the Truth: Vaccines, Social Media, and the Spread of Misinformation”

Friction on the Board: How to Deal with Challenging Power Dynamics as a Female Board Member

Serving on a for-profit or not-for-profit board can be quite fulfilling. However, obtaining a board position can be challenging, especially for women. Currently, more than 80% of seats on corporate boards are occupied by men. Merely attaining a board seat is not the only hurdle. Being a director can bring its own set of unique … Continue reading “Friction on the Board: How to Deal with Challenging Power Dynamics as a Female Board Member”

The Path to Effective Health Care Project Management

At its core, effective health care centers around human health and life—so, working in a health care field means making life-changing decisions. Unfortunately, the industry is unique not just for the higher stakes, but also for its unpredictability and complexity. Different industries, professionals, and project management styles conjoin, often inefficiently, and professionals must fight for … Continue reading “The Path to Effective Health Care Project Management”

The Knowns and Unknowns of Health Care Meta-Leadership

The state of health care in this country could best be described as predictably unpredictable. The future of the Affordable Care Act—and the financing that underlies it—is open for question. Evolving technology challenges health care organizations both to keep up and to stay smart in how they adapt to new opportunities and capabilities. And the … Continue reading “The Knowns and Unknowns of Health Care Meta-Leadership”

Three Keys to Sustainable Lab Design to Improve Health and Safety

It might seem that every day, a university or other research institution announces their goal to reduce their carbon footprint and become more sustainable, especially as the threat of climate change increases. But how do organizations actually meet these goals? One major way is to ensure laboratories are designed sustainably, which can significantly reduce energy … Continue reading “Three Keys to Sustainable Lab Design to Improve Health and Safety”

The Need to Treat the Ailing U.S. Pharmaceutical Pricing System

Prescription drug prices in the U.S. have been rising at an alarming rate, contributing to the nation’s high health care costs. This concerns policy makers at the state and federal levels, prompting exploration of new options to get a better handle on costs while maintaining Americans’ access to pharmacological innovations. Putting Drug Prices into Context … Continue reading “The Need to Treat the Ailing U.S. Pharmaceutical Pricing System”

Why Health Care CIOs Can’t Delay on Embracing AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform the health care landscape over the next few years, helping clinicians achieve better outcomes in patient care and enabling organizations to be more efficient. But many Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and other IT leaders today are still poised at the brink of change, having not yet adopted … Continue reading “Why Health Care CIOs Can’t Delay on Embracing AI”

Why Evolving Health Care Leaders Can Benefit from Stronger Management and Strategy Skills

Do you work in health care? Do you have leadership aspirations? If so, you’ll need to develop your strategy and management skills right now. That’s because in today’s rapidly changing marketplace, employees at all levels must be equipped with a much more diverse set of strengths than in the past. They need to adapt to … Continue reading “Why Evolving Health Care Leaders Can Benefit from Stronger Management and Strategy Skills”

Critical Risk Analysis for Our Daily Lives

Dihydrogen Monoxide: it’s found everywhere, including in our body, ice caps and the air. There’s no stopping its infiltration into our lives, and if we get too much of it, we’ll die. Sound scary? It might, until we realize that Dihydrogen Monoxide is just the chemical name for water. Risk analysis is, at its core, … Continue reading “Critical Risk Analysis for Our Daily Lives”