Tag Archives: HCIT

Does True Innovation Require Domain Expertise?

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The Others: How Outsiders Can Help Health Care IT

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 … Read More

Posted on November 11th, 2015 in Innovating Health Care IT
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The Blind Men and the Elephant

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The Others: How Outsiders Can Help Health Care IT

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 … Read More

Posted on November 4th, 2015 in Innovating Health Care IT
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Embracing Our Vulnerability

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Elephant in the Room: The Role of Shame in HIT Resistance

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Elephant in the Room: The Role of Shame in HIT ResistanceIn the same way healthcare systems demonstrate increasingly rapid evolution, we’ve seen similar impressive changes in HIT. Twenty years ago, few had even heard of an EHR. Today you would … Read More

Posted on October 7th, 2014 in Innovating Health Care IT
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Rethinking The Abilene Paradox

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Elephant in the Room: The Role of Shame in HIT Resistance

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Elephant in the Room: The Role of Shame in HIT ResistanceForty years ago, management literature referred to a story demonstrating how organizations “frequently take actions in contradiction to what they really want to do and therefore defeat the very purposes … Read More

Posted on October 1st, 2014 in Innovating Health Care IT
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Elephant in the Room: The Role of Shame in Health IT Resistance

Journal of Healthcare Information Management (JHIM) Fall 2014 / Volume 28 / Number 4 In this issue, we examine building on caregiver empathy, not just toward patients but among each other, to help overcome shame and embrace courage to benefit healthcare organizations as they complete IT projects transitioning them to … Read More

Posted on October 1st, 2014 in Articles
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Revise the Roles (and Rules)

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Let Curiosity Cross the Chasm: Reducing Physician Resistance

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Let Curiosity Cross the Chasm: Reducing Physician ResistanceCommon sense and our own experience tell us to also look at the velocity of current changes brought about by required compliance with Meaningful Use and other standards. In any industry, the sheer … Read More

Posted on July 7th, 2014 in Innovating Health Care IT
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Beyond the Demographics Demon

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Let Curiosity Cross the Chasm: Reducing Physician Resistance

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Let Curiosity Cross the Chasm: Reducing Physician ResistanceIn a research paper presented at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 1 Anol Bhattacherjee, Christopher Davis and Neset Hikmet confront a problem all … Read More

Posted on July 1st, 2014 in Innovating Health Care IT
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Applying Full Contact Care

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series HIT and Patient Engagement: The Cart Before the Horse

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series HIT and Patient Engagement: The Cart Before the HorseMany patient engagement projects in the U.S. rely on the design and use of HIT tools and resources. Patient portals, personal health records, on-line patient education are a few examples of these … Read More

Posted on October 12th, 2013 in Innovating Health Care IT
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Clarifying Patient Engagement

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series HIT and Patient Engagement: The Cart Before the Horse

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series HIT and Patient Engagement: The Cart Before the Horse“Patient engagement is the blockbuster drug of the century” 1 …or so asserts Health Information Technology (HIT) futurist Leonard Kish. But like many transformational themes in healthcare, we do not have a … Read More

Posted on October 5th, 2013 in Innovating Health Care IT
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Building a Data-Savvy Workforce

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Seeing the Big Picture in Big Data

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Seeing the Big Picture in Big DataOne interesting and possibly new finding from this assessment is that employers believe there is a growing need for deep skills and understanding related to working effectively with data.  The authors commented: “…A difference … Read More

Posted on April 12th, 2013 in Innovating Health Care IT
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