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    Dr. Blanton

    Bringing Clinical Skills to Operational Leadership During a Time of Crisis; Dr. Blanton, Chief Medical Officer at Peterson Health

    Global Impact: Rebecca Rock, RN and SABM CFO talks with HPI about two roles across two countries

    From Lab Trend Visionary to Dark Group CEO: HPI connects with the Founder and Editor of the Dark Report, Robert Michel

    Two Imaging Leaders, Two Systems, One Outcome: Communication

    From Communication Strength to Just in Time Reopening at MGH A conversation with Dr. James Brink, Chief of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital

    From Time Magazine to PBM Influencer: Sherri Ozawa's Mission to Define the Value of Blood

    Buried Blessings: Pandemic perspective from Tom Strauss, CEO at Sisters of Charity Health System

    Katie Castree, Career Healthcare Process Improvement Connoisseur

    Solving Lab Challenges through Recruiting Innovation: HPI connects with Lighthouse Lab Services President, Jon Harol

    Providing Value-Based Care in a Pandemic through Telehealth and Data Resources: An HPI exclusive with Dr. Darrel Weaver

    From Supply Chain Crisis to Innovation in a Pandemic

    From Navy Medic to running a Clinical Laboratory . . . during a pandemic

    Planning for Blood Shortages in a Pandemic with Dr. Claudia Cohn

    Blood Banking is more complex today than ever before. Rob Van Tuyle, President of Vitalant's Blood Division, tells us why.

    Profoundly Impacting Healthcare with Breakthrough Anemia Management

    Supporting Imaging Precisely Where You Need It

    Working Together Makes End of Life Conversations Easier to Have

    The Future of Imaging: Assessing the early impacts of COVID-19 and the path to innovation through Artificial Intelligence (AI) A conversation with Dr. Geoff Rubin

    Pivoting in a Pandemic: How a U.S. 3D printing manufacturer is helping healthcare in its time of need

    Mara G. Aspinall: Diagnostic evangelist educating the world on the power of diagnostics today

    How The Joint Commission is addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic

    CHI Nebraska’s Laboratory Director Connie Wilkins, describes How To Manage a Clinical Laboratory During the pandemic

    Former Commercial Lab Leader Highlights the Hospital Lab as the Solution to Community Sustainability in a Healthcare Crisis

    Three Phases Essential to Crisis Preparedness in Patient Blood Management with Anne Burkey of St. Luke's Health in Boise, ID

    The Importance of Agility in Your Lab

    Dr. Paul Biddinger Shares Three Ways to Prepare for COVID-19

    Bringing Clinical Skills to Operational Leadership During a Time of Crisis; Dr. Blanton, Chief Medical Officer at Peterson Health

    7 Team Attributes to Teams that Work in Challenging Times & Through Rapid Innovation

    From Finding Problems to Saving Lives: The Evolution of Interventional Radiology

    Identifying the Potential with AI in Radiology with Dr. Chung

    Communication in the C-Suite with Cliff Robertson of Catholic Health Initiatives

    Reviewing Your Patient Financial Journey with Melody W. Mulaik, President of Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies

    Ask An Accumen Expert: Carolyn Burns, MD, a Patient Blood Management Advocate

    Linda DeVee, Leads Radiology Services at Edward-Elmhurst Health

    Theresa Mouton, Market Chief Financial Officer with Steward Health

    PELITAS President and CEO Steven Huddleston Wants Patients to Have a Great Experience – Both Clinically and Financially

    How Do You Deal with 2 Billion Forms a Year? Ask Randy Campbell

    Medical Director of Telehealth for UAB Knocks Barriers Down to Treat Patients on Their Terms

    C-Suite Spotlight: Wayne Bohenek Chief Ancillary Services Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health

    A Leader in the Laboratory Service Line : Pierre Mouawad

    Healthcare Partner: Autumn Farmer, Chief Laboratory Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health

    How Imbio is using AI to close the gap of missed diagnosis with Mike Hostetler

    Spit Matters with Bill Phillips from Spectrum Solutions

    How COVID-19 inspired TeraRecon to accelerate their imaging solutions to the point of care with Jeff Sorensen

    As large health systems look to transform and adapt to the changing landscape of the healthcare industry, Dr. Blanton shares 4 Key Elements to transforming your health system clinically & operationally with insights into how a crisis such as COVID-19 impairs us.

    #1 – Recognize the need for outside support

    While large systems are coordinated and offer great economies of scale in many ways, bringing change about from the inside is very challenging. Bringing in outside support, brings change about rapidly while allowing clinical and operational input.

    #2 – Data generates momentum to change

    In clinical settings data drives decision making. Tests are performed and results inform our diagnostic next step. It almost seems obvious that the same type of data would generate the momentum to change processes for clinicians themselves. That’s exactly what’s necessary. Access to data, access to benchmarks, path forward to improve.

    #3 – Education. Education. Education.

    While data generates the momentum to change, there can still be a clinical resistance to actually change individual process. “This is how we’ve always done it” is a common thing to hear. The only way around this excuse is education. At the end of the day, clinicians have a deep commitment and drive to improve patient care. Only with education on how to make necessary improvements will goals will be reached.

    #4 – Transparency + Clarity in Objective

    Education and data are critical pillars to change – the next element is another basic of human drive: competition. Physicians are very, very competitive by nature. It’s important to leverage that competitive edge by providing actual, relevant data. This type of transparency sets the stage for successful and purposeful competition.

    In addition to transparency, clarity in the objective. We have not been on a mission to transform to ‘see what’s possible’. We have clear metrics for our journey of transformation that every single person from the ICU nurse to the entirety of our leadership team knew forwards and backwards. In some ways, it’s like John F. Kennedy’s speech on May 25, 1961 – “we choose to go to the moon”. Once we know where we’re headed, the entire force of our hospital was committed to that outcome.

    Dr. Blanton

    Dr. Blanton

    Chief Medical Officer at Peterson Health