Posts Tagged: healthcare

Acknowledging Personal Growth through Public Speaking

Last week I had some major flashbacks this afternoon as I approached the Northeastern campus. I was invited to speak on innovation in nursing and healthcare to graduate nursing students. I’ve done this annually for the last several years. As I approached the classroom, I had memories of rushing to class two nights a week… Read more

Workarounds and their power for finding Innovative Solutions

If you are anything like me, you see ways to make improvements wherever you go and wonder why something is the way it is… As nurses and healthcare professionals we need to make improvements often through workarounds to get our work done. In this piece, I describe those innovative behaviors through workarounds in the context… Read more

The fax machine still exists… in healthcare

Sometimes I am a new patient and it often goes something like this: “If you can fax us the forms back that’ll be great.” “I don’t have a fax. Can I email?” “No. You’ll have to fax or bring in with you for your appt.” 🤦‍♀️. Bidirectional secure portals do help and cut down on… Read more

Healthcare Innovation: It takes the time that it takes.

While clinicians (e.g., nurses, doctors, CNAs, etc.). are the users of new health care technologies, they are often not the purchasers. This complicates the diffusion of innovation in healthcare. However, it doesn’t mean it can’t be done. It does mean it will likely take longer than diffusing innovation at the consumer level. Article originally appeared… Read more