Exploring the Challenges Facing Women Leaders in Health Care

If you’re a woman executive working in today’s complex health care setting, you likely face many challenges on the job that make it difficult to advance your career to the next stage. That’s because women in leadership roles often meet resistance when they try to assert their authority or demonstrate the same management traits that … Continue reading “Exploring the Challenges Facing Women Leaders in Health Care”

The Changing Role of Health IT Leaders: Positioning for Success Moving Forward

Health care organizations have undergone much change in recent years, including the need to incorporate a growing array of technological advances into their day-to-day operations. In fact, as innovations such as population health, big data, and precision medicine are transforming the current landscape, in the process they’re also changing the role of chief information officers … Continue reading “The Changing Role of Health IT Leaders: Positioning for Success Moving Forward”

Leading Through the Complexity of Health Care Change

Health system leaders now face numerous challenges in guiding their organizations: Reimbursement is in question as the health policy debate ebbs and flows. The market is becoming increasingly consolidated and competitive. Technology provides tremendous opportunities along with significant costs and risks. In this ambiguous mix, decisions must be reached. Practices must evolve. And emotions come … Continue reading “Leading Through the Complexity of Health Care Change”

Using Effective Listening to Improve Leadership in Environmental Health and Safety

Every day, environmental health and safety professionals make a myriad of decisions using their technical skills, which have far-reaching impacts for both organizations and the public at large. But while those technical skills are crucial, making the right decisions goes beyond this knowledge. Determining the best way to meet the needs of your colleagues and … Continue reading “Using Effective Listening to Improve Leadership in Environmental Health and Safety”

The Need for Effective Risk Communication Strategies in Today’s Complex Information Environment

There has been growing awareness in recent years about the risks of serious injuries associated with playing football. But exactly how can organizations best communicate that risk to the people who care about this issue, such as parents of youngsters on little league teams, college football players, and professional athletes? One common element most effective … Continue reading “The Need for Effective Risk Communication Strategies in Today’s Complex Information Environment”

How Networking Can Help Women Secure Board Seats

If you are a woman whose career aspirations include securing a seat at the boardroom table, it’s important to hone your networking skills. This is because your professional contacts may lead you to those coveted board opportunities that best match your experience and skills, according to Ellen Zane, a nationally known health care expert and … Continue reading “How Networking Can Help Women Secure Board Seats”

How to Transform Employee Resistance through Team Building and Training

Teamwork is crucial to an organization’s ongoing success. When management runs smoothly, employees tend to enjoy their jobs, exhibit greater passion for their work, and collaborate more intelligently to positively shape their industry year after year. But when an organization is run by inefficient management who regularly causes day-to-day, or even hour-by-hour, workplace challenges that … Continue reading “How to Transform Employee Resistance through Team Building and Training”

Universal Challenges for Physician Leaders

To learn more about the unprecedented challenges facing physician leaders all over the globe, we spoke with Laurie Pascal, lecturer in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Director Cindy Hupke. They serve as co-directors for the International Leadership Development … Continue reading “Universal Challenges for Physician Leaders”

The Value of Applying Health Outcomes Research to Improve Treatment Results

With mounting pressure on health care organizations to provide high-quality care while containing costs, there’s been an increasing reliance on using health outcomes research to identify the most effective interventions and incorporate them into clinical practice. As such, health outcomes research can provide a valuable resource to help clinicians make strategic treatment choices that will … Continue reading “The Value of Applying Health Outcomes Research to Improve Treatment Results”

How Foolproof Air Cleaning Systems at Nuclear Power Plants Protect Public Health

Air cleaning systems are often the final line of defense in the event of radiological release or nuclear disaster. The role of air cleaning systems in nuclear accidents is vital in minimizing public exposure to radioactive material and protecting public safety. When nuclear accidents occurred in the past, air cleaning systems successfully prevented disaster by … Continue reading “How Foolproof Air Cleaning Systems at Nuclear Power Plants Protect Public Health”