Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

Adaptive Design in Medical Education

November 8th, 2016
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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Healthcare Innovation: Sense/Respond/Adapt series, part 2

May 24th, 2016

Why, How and What

Three weeks ago, Part 1 of this series described how, for the last forty years, we have invested heavily in consultants and technologies to make healthcare more predictable and manageable. The problem is, for all those billions spent, healthcare’s predictability and manageability have declined. Therefore, I proposed the solution is not more consultants and technology, but, identifying the right consultants and technologies.

But how would one differentiate the wrong from the right? That’s a change of mindset that requires awareness of new options and possibilities; an open mindset that can sense a new opportunity. Although that sounds easy, traditionally managed organizations find it difficult to challenge their status quo mindsets. The objective of this series is to take down that barrier and make it easy for you to sense. Only after this first step can you move on to respond and adapt, and really make a difference.

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Improving Excellence in Healthcare with Dr. John Kenagy

July 29th, 2015

This interview originally appeared in the Blog

Dr. John Kenagy is a well-respected physician, executive, academic researcher and lecturer with a unique view of healthcare. Forbes magazine featured Dr. Kenagy as “the man who would save healthcare.”

Success in 21st century healthcare requires more than excellence,
it requires an organization to succeed seeking value rather than volume.

SPEAKING.COM: What are some of the common characteristics shared by successful healthcare organizations?

KENAGY: Excellent care is obviously important, but Centers of Excellence (CoE’s) have been around for a long time – it’s a 90’s term and times have changed. Success in 21st century healthcare requires more than excellence, it requires an organization to succeed in seeking value rather than volume. They work differently than traditional CoE’s, therefore I call them Centers of Value and Excellence (CoVE’s). Characteristics of a successful healthcare CoVE’s include:

a. A clear, consistent, meaningful and patient-centric Value Proposition. 

b. Flexible, responsive, interdisciplinary care teams with everyone working at the top of his or her license.

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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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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 »

Making Change a Choice

January 3rd, 2013

The New Year brings new challenges and opportunities for innovation in healthcare. New things will happen for both good and bad. Change is inevitable. Read the rest of this entry »