Strategy and Operations

Digital Health – The Role of Empathy and Understanding

As digital health expands its presence in our lives, healthcare and IT professionals should be simultaneously enthusiastic and cautious.  Advances in healthcare IT have been astonishing.  During the pandemic, those remarkable advances allowed healthcare providers to respond quickly in ways we could not have done just a few years ago. […]

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Advancing your Healthcare IT Career – Leading in the Time of COVID-19…and Beyond

Last September I wrote a blog post about advancing your healthcare IT career that focused on three ingredients for success: understanding the business, understanding technology and understanding yourself.  Life certainly changed dramatically since I wrote those words last September.  Still, those three areas have relevance, regardless of the impact of[…]

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Closing the Gap on Disaster Preparedness – A More Efficient Way to Flatten the Curve

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed a significant gap in disaster management at many facilities, including those who treat in place and those who set up alternate treatment sites.  To triage, treat, and manage the overwhelming volume of urgent and emergent patients, many provider organizations are passing on the opportunity to[…]

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Creating a Story of Value About Your EHR

A message from StarBridge Advisors: As we have learned from disruptive and unanticipated disasters of the past, the initial reactions are often shock, fear of uncertainty, concern over the loss of control, and a strong desire to get back to “normal.” The reactions to COVID-19 are all of these and[…]

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10 Steps to Prepare for 2020 – Big Challenges – Bigger Opportunities

It’s that time of year again when prognosticators and futurists compile a top 10 list for the upcoming year. Please joining me in welcoming 2020 with a call to action for our wonderfully challenging and opportunity rich healthcare IT environment. Before starting the list of recommended actions, I suggest that[…]

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Changes in the C- Suite

As seismic shifts in Healthcare continue to accelerate, and disruption becomes more the status quo, health systems are creating new C-Suite roles, demanding new capabilities in existing roles, and seeking new non-industry talent to fill those roles. Creating New C-Suite Roles is one way that organizations are assigning focus and[…]

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