Telemedicine Program Signals Bold Leadership on a Small Scale
Stop me if you've heard this before: Hospitals have to embrace a new era of accountability. They need to be bold leaders in changing our sick care system into a true healthcare system.
I could go on and on, but I sense you tuning me out already, because that's what everyone tells you your organization must do. These infuriatingly broad platitudes attempt to make simple the massive changes facing you and your team.
It's far from simple.
Sure, it's easy for consultants and column-writers to tell you that you need to think innovatively, that you have to treat patients as customers, and on and on. They (we) don't have to do the work.
But maybe the task of transforming isn't accomplished in big, far-reaching initiatives, necessarily. They are nice, and they have their place, but innovations don't always have to be revolutionary.
If you've been reading HealthLeaders' analysis over the years, you know we focus on how to help you lead your hospital better. It's not because we necessarily know how to do it, but because the best of your peers in the industry do, and are willing to share.
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