Category: Health/Healthcare

Lean Innovation Series - Introduction

I’ve started working with a local healthcare insurance company in a role focused on driving improvement and innovation in its membership and billing operations. The company has a big focus on LEAN throughout the company and always has some sort of value stream mapping (VSM) or rapid process improvement workshop (RPIW) going on through the Kaizen Promotion Office (KPO). Despite this only being my second week on the job, I have already been involved in the company’s LEAN efforts. Continue reading

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If, as George Carlin said, “An artist has an obligation to be en route.” Please complete this sentence: An innovator has an obligation to challenge… Continue reading

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A Harvard University study revealed that during self-disclosure on social media, participants activated the Nucleus Accumbens. This region is important in the development of addictions — it lights up when someone takes cocaine or other drugs. Self-disclosure activates the same part of the brain associated with the sensation of pleasure — the same pleasure we get from having sex, eating food, and receiving money. Continue reading

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Innovation or Not? - Healthy Chocolate

I came across the inspiration for the latest in the “Innovation or Not?” series through a London Business School announcement of their upcoming TELL Series speakers, and noticing that Nancy Cruickshank, co-Founder of MyShowcase would be speaking on May 21, 2014. Clicking over to the web site, I noticed that one of the highlighted products was Ohso Probiotic Chocolate which Andrew Marten brands as a healthy chocolate. Continue reading

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Designing Beautiful Business

Being a beautiful business is the future of business. The first step is to know what and where to know how to design a business to be beautiful. Use qualities of beauty and design principles as guidelines. Continue reading

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modelH update: Costs

modelH is a co-creation forum dedicated to building an open source business model canvas for the healthcare industry. Our recent (and final!) project sprint on Externalities was very engaging, with strong opinions expressed for both including and excluding Externalities as part of the modelH canvas. This update will bring you up to speed on our conclusions following that debate, and let you know how to continue to stay engaged with modelH in 2014. Continue reading

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modelH update: Costs

modelH is a co-creation forum dedicated to building an open source business model canvas for the US healthcare system. Our recent project sprint on Informatics defined the importance of analytics when evaluating the success of a business model. This update will bring you up to speed on what the modelH community has been doing recently, what we’re addressing in the last phase of the modelH project, and how you can get involved. Continue reading

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