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Adaptive Design in Medical Education

Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and OhioHealth Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio are collaborating to explore creating Ideal Patient Care in both Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education. Starting November 2016 in a single OhioHealth Doctors Hospital unit, the objective is to develop Adaptive Design throughout the hospital and simultaneously link to Ohio University’s medical student, resident and fellowship education programs.

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Adaptive Design Has “Teal” Characteristics

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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Stories from the Frontline – UnityPoint Health

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? Continue reading

What’s Your Healthcare Value Proposition?

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]  Continue reading