Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

Adaptive Design Has “Teal” Characteristics

September 2nd, 2015

Many people sense that the way healthcare is run today has been stretched to the limits. And it’s not just a healthcare problem.

“In survey after survey, business people make it clear that in their view, companies are places of dread and drudgery, not passion or purpose. Further, it applies not to just the powerless at the bottom of the hierarchy. Beyond a façade of success, many top leaders are tired of the power games and infighting; despite their desperately overloaded schedules, they feel a vague sense of emptiness.”

This a quote form The Future of Management is Teal; a fascinating history of the evolution of human organizations from 10,000 years ago to the present day by Frederic Laloux in Strategy+Business.

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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 »

Deconstructing Disruption

August 12th, 2014

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Guests: Peter Jones, David Hurst and John Kenagy

The concept of disruptive innovation was developed by Harvard business scholar Clayton Christensen, and the term has become ubiquitous. Harvard historian Jill Lepore wrote in a recent New Yorker article that the theory is founded on apocalyptic fear of financial collapse, global devastation and shaky evidence, and debate erupted in scholarly and business circles. Does innovation need disruption, and what exactly is disruption?

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Steve Jobs didn’t disrupt, he adapted. So should healthcare.

July 31st, 2014

Written by Lindsey Dunn on July 30, 2014 on Becker’s Hospital Review, The Daily Beat Blog

Healthcare is poised for disruption, and if the leading theory on disruptive innovation holds true, the leading organizations in the industry today will not be the ones to bring about that disruption.

But as I’ve written previously on this blog, that doesn’t mean all existing organizations will perish. In fact, as I read more on Clay Christensen’s theory of disruption and change management in general, the less I believe in the idea of ‘disrupt or die.’

The industry will no doubt be disrupted, but it’s false to believe that all but the disruptor will be relegated to failure.

Instead, those that succeed and those that fail will be distinguished by one thing: how they adapt in the face of disruption.

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Fireworks: The Disruption of Disruptive Innovation?

July 1st, 2014

The fireworks in business journalism started before the Fourth this year when the New Yorker published Jill Lepore’s article The Disruption Machine: What the Gospel of Innovation Gets Wrong. Here’s a summary:

Coined by Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen, “Disruptive Innovation” and “Disruptive Technology” have become synonymous with business innovation “chic, cool, cutting edge and in-the-know.” So, if you are not on the Disruptive Innovation bandwagon, you are just not in tune with the times.

Then Jill Lepore’s article hit the newsstands with the clear intent to skewer Disruptive Innovation, roast it on a hot fire and send the charred remains to the well-populated graveyard of tired business ideas and tacky clichés. Her article has inspired a fusillade of commentary, e.g.:

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TOP5 Speaker Award Nominations 2014!

December 3rd, 2013

Speakers Platform has announced Dr. John Kenagy as a “Top5 Speaker” nominee in the healthcare category for 2014!

Each year they recognize five speakers within ten popular topic areas. Recognition of excellence in speaking is based on:  expertise, professionalism, innovation within the topic area, client testimonials and references, presentation skills.

 Online voting will decide the final Top5 honorees.
Vote for Dr. Kenagy at!!

The final Top5 honorees will be announced on January 21st, 2014.

The New Story: Insights into How to Thrive in Healthcare

September 17th, 2013

Originally printed in the September 16, 2013 issue of “FYA, For Your Advantage”, a publication from TrendLeader Connections. 

John Kenagy, MD, and David Westfall have spent years collaborating on organizational and leadership innovation.  Both are thought leaders in innovation and product development.  

David’s career has blended the fast pace of technology, research, and new product innovation in industries spanning technology, healthcare, service, and non-profits.  He has worked for leading organizations such as Intel and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and he currently is helping to lead innovation efforts at Aon-Hewitt.

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What’s Your Healthcare Value Proposition?

March 24th, 2013

I wrote a short commentary some weeks ago on change.  The gist was that people doing “change management” often focus on making the change, but forget that changes are choices.  Adaptive Design facilitates change because it makes choices easier and safer.  In addition, Adaptive Design specifies that those making the choice must also maximize benefits and minimize any negative effects of the choice.  It’s the “3-M’s.”[1]  Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Kenagy Doesn’t Believe in BS!

March 6th, 2013

Published in the For Your Advantage newsletter (Volume 12, Issue 4 – February 19, 2013) by TrendLeader Connections

I discovered a small book recently that taught me a lot about modern day healthcare. The author is Harry G. Frankfurt, Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at Yale University. The title of Professor Frankfurt’s treatise on Moral Philosophy is unusual because it refers directly to the excrement of large, male bovines. The title is On Bull—- (2005). I’ll let you fill in the dashes. Read the rest of this entry »