The infamous words, “It’s dangerous to go alone…” from The Legend of Zelda still echo in my head from my childhood playing way too much Nintendo (as compared to my adulthood playing way too much Nintendo). Now as I study and apply the tools of performance improvement and systems engineering in hospitals, the phrase has a whole new meaning to me.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The annual Healthcare Systems Process Improvement (HSPI) Conference always reenergizes me. I have been attending the conference for well over 30 years. (Time flies while you’re having fun!) My first conference was in Atlanta in 1983. I missed a few along the way but I always come back. No matter what my role – management engineer, assistant hospital director, Chief Learning Officer, VP of Clinical Services and Quality and now independent business and change management consultant – I always come away with new ideas and reconnect with old friends and find new colleagues that I can reach out to for advice, collaboration and professional camaraderie.
Monday, September 28, 2015
A weekend of learning: An undergraduate’s perspective of the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2013
When I first learned about the Society of Health Systems, it was about two weeks before the 2012 national conference in Las Vegas. As an undergraduate student I was right in the middle of midterms and projects and would not be able to spend the time away for my classes, even for Las Vegas. Thus I started planning for the next year to make room to attend the conference and figure out what the heck an engineer actually does in health care. Once I heard the 2013 conference was going to be in New Orleans, I was hoping spring break would be around that time so I could spend more than a workshop filled weekend in The Big Easy, but it didn’t work out that way and luckily too because it was only a high of 40s all week!
Sunday, September 27, 2015
2013 marked my 2nd SHS Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference and I jumped in with both feet, cohosting a preconference workshop, giving a seminar, lunch and learn table host, serving as a mentor for multiple students, writing and co-judging the inaugural student case student competition, and serving as a track chair. It certainly was a busy and memorable one!
Saturday, September 26, 2015
“SHS Conference in New Orleans? YES!!!” was my first thought when I learnt about this great conference to take place at a great city – and both did not disappoint. Even though this was my first visit to the conference, I had heard great things about it and had been looking forward to attending it.
Friday, September 25, 2015
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Thursday, September 24, 2015
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