Quality in Healthcare Then and Now

March 18th, 2015
Our healthcare problems are not new. We have been having these conversations for decades. It’s just that now there are changes that are happening in healthcare all at once – the cost of care skyrockets as baby boomers are retiring, more people are struggling to navigate our increasingly complex systems, regulation increases, complex IT and electronic health records get in the way, etc. It’s simply more difficult for patients to get the quality of service they need and for caregivers to deliver it to them.

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John Kenagy, MD, Helps Us Adapt From the Bedside Up

February 25th, 2015

Interview & podcast were recorded by Dr. Larry McEvoy for The Physician Effectiveness Project through the Community Consult Podcast

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Patient Safety linking KB Core Technology to Adaptive Design

February 4th, 2015

How To Reduce the Cost of Harm and Impact the Bottom Line
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Panelist Information:
Douglas Dotan, President and founding partner of CRG Medical, Inc.
Quang Ngo, MPH, PMP, TORCH Foundation President/CEO
Anngail Smith, MS, Vice President of Operations at CRG Medical, Inc.
John Kenagy, M.D., MPA, of Kenagy & Associates, creator of the Adaptive Design system

Description: On January 1, 2015 the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will require all hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers to submit to it reports of potentially preventable adverse events (PAEs). The Read the rest of this entry »

New Value in the New Year

December 16th, 2014

The Holiday Season is upon us! For all the tinsel and trees, gifts and kids from 2 to 92, and sometimes more than a little exuberance and extravagance, it’s also a time to reflect. What’s truly important? Where’s the value?

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Create an Innovative Holiday Season

November 18th, 2014

This year has moved quickly – Thanksgiving is next week with the Holiday Season not far behind!

Here’s an early thought before we get flooded by the craziness of the season. Most of you know Adaptive Design (AD) as a patient-centered system I use to create innovation within an organization… but what about creating innovation within your household? What if instead of just buying more, we use our current resources to do more for our family & friends?

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The Neurophysiology of Innovation

October 17th, 2014

Originally posted on the 3Pillars Global blog for The Innovation Engine on October 17, 2014

On this week’s episode of “The Innovation Engine”, we take a look at the neurophysiology of innovation. We dive into the details about what’s really going on behind the scenes during the decision-making process and why we are often anything but rational, how that impacts the ways to influence change in any organization, and why habit and singular focus can be powerful tools for any business looking to improve overall performance.

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Interview with Selling to the Masses

October 13th, 2014

Published by Selling to the Masses on Oct. 13, 2014

Dr. John Kenagy, MD, developer of Adaptive Design and founder of Kenagy & Associates talks with Selling to the Masses host Derek Ridenoure about the innovative management techniques and product development approaches illustrated by Adaptive Design. Modeling innovative methods of forward-looking companies, Adaptive Design empowers management to create solutions to problems as they happen on the frontline. These small changes lead to progressively better care at lower cost.

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Toyota is not lean

September 24th, 2014

Written by Lindsey Dunn on September 24, 2014 for the Becker’s Hospital Review, The Daily Beat Blog

Lean and Six Sigma aren’t the answer to improving your hospital. Being like Toyota is, but that doesn’t mean the answer is gemba walks and value stream maps. Don’t let the consultants fool you.

The Lean approach to process improvement gets a lot of attention in healthcare. First appearing in the 1990s, Lean management was touted as a way to remove waste and add value to processes. The theory was largely based on the practices of Japanese carmaker Toyota, a company that, at the time, was rapidly stealing market share from U.S. competitors.

Its success, combined with its leaders’ unusual openness, made Toyota one of the most, if not the most, studied and written about organizations of its time.

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Peter Drucker’s brilliant 47-year-old idea could transform healthcare

September 17th, 2014

Written by Lindsey Dunn on September 17, 2014 for the Becker’s Hospital Review, The Daily Beat Blog

There’s a theme arising in the various conversations I’ve had about leadership lately: The front-line employees are the ones with the real power to transform an organization, leadership just guides them.

This, of course, is an intuitive concept, but one that isn’t always embraced by leaders.

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Stories from the Frontline – UnityPoint Health

September 12th, 2014

A successful Ambulatory Strategy is essential in the new world of accountable care. The problem is, “culture eats strategy for lunch.” So, how can you insure that your Ambulatory Care and Patient-Centered Medical Home strategy will be successful? Read the rest of this entry »