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”

Radiological Accidents: The Surprising Physiological and Sociological Impacts

Fukushima. Chernobyl. Three Mile Island. Each is immediately recognizable for the radiological accident that wreaked havoc on plant workers and nearby residents. And while it’s true that nuclear disasters can and do cause devastation, the surprising reality is that the psychosocial impacts can vastly outweigh the physiological effects. “The sociological impacts can kill people,” says … Continue reading “Radiological Accidents: The Surprising Physiological and Sociological Impacts”

Why Building Your Brand Is Essential to Leveraging Project Management Opportunities in Health Care

In today’s tumultuous health care landscape, there is a growing need for project managers who demonstrate key skill sets to lead their organizations for success, according to Karen Curley, Instructor in the Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She also serves as the Program Director … Continue reading “Why Building Your Brand Is Essential to Leveraging Project Management Opportunities in Health Care”

From Physician to Physician Leader: Developing Your Skills for Success

As academic health centers are challenged by the dynamic health care environment, they must find ways to adapt in order to thrive. This has resulted in the growing trend of bringing physicians into leadership roles with the goal of introducing change and setting new directions for the institution. Physician leaders ranging from department chairs to … Continue reading “From Physician to Physician Leader: Developing Your Skills for Success”