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  • The Perils of Prevention Primacy December 26, 2015 This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Locking the Barn Door: The Reality of Health Identity ProtectionWhen prevention hardly works, establishing ineffective prevention protections, creating and running compliance-monitoring entities, and monitoring providers and payers are especially troubling. While we must punish cyber criminals, it is critical to focus our efforts on protecting ...
  • The Total Impact of Theft December 18, 2015 This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Locking the Barn Door: The Reality of Health Identity ProtectionSo if the crooks already have our identities, why are we spending huge sums to “protect” what already vanished? Are we, like the proverbial farmer, locking the barn door after a thief stole our horse? Before answering ...
  • The Horse is Already Stolen December 11, 2015 This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Locking the Barn Door: The Reality of Health Identity ProtectionWhen discussing health identity protection, one of the first things that comes to mind is the old proverb reminding us we are foolish to lock the barn door to safeguard a stolen horse. The damage is ...
  • Folding in the Internet of Things (IOT) December 2, 2015 This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series What Lies Beneath: Avoiding the Unintended Consequences of HITTechnology innovation doubtlessly enables us to provide more data, in real time, at the point of clinical decision-making. Until now, most of this innovation is “internal” HIT and its associated data created in our care delivery organizations, ...
  • The Parable of the Broken Window November 25, 2015 This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series What Lies Beneath: Avoiding the Unintended Consequences of HITDespite our best efforts to the contrary, we all know, expect and often dread unintended consequences associated with Health Information Technology (HIT). The French economist Frédéric Bastiat offers a classic example of our experience with these consequences ...
  • How Can Outsiders Help? November 18, 2015 This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series The Others: How Outsiders Can Help Health Care ITWhat are some key health care benefits we can reap from diverse expert and outsider HIT team membership? To begin with, widening the diversity of HIT team membership helps to overcome Not Invented Here (NIH) syndrome. Outsider ...
  • Does True Innovation Require Domain Expertise? November 11, 2015 This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The Others: How Outsiders Can Help Health Care ITIt is a common belief that true innovation requires domain expertise. Malcolm Gladwell, the author of Outliers: The Story of Success, says it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become expert in any given domain. He indicates ...
  • The Blind Men and the Elephant November 4, 2015 This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The Others: How Outsiders Can Help Health Care ITMost of you are familiar with the “blind men and the elephant” parable. Jainism, one of the world’s oldest religions, is often credited as its originator. In the Jain version, six blind men describe an elephant by ...
  • Change is Growth is Change January 7, 2015 This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Adding Mindset to the Order Set: Changing the Way We ChangeAre there examples of the fixed and growth mindsets operating in our industry? While there is no hard data as yet, we believe they exist. Take the “close out” or “lessons learned” report prepared at ...
  • Mapping the Mind Field January 1, 2015 This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Adding Mindset to the Order Set: Changing the Way We ChangeIn his blog, psychologist Wayne Dyer relates a story of “mind fields” entitled An Airport Parable. [1. Dyer, Wayne W. An Airport Parable. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer (blog post). Retrieved on January 22, 2015 from ...