Leading and Navigating Change with Team Charters

Part of the “Project Management Essentials” series by Susan Bisol, Director Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) defines project management as “the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to a broad range of activities in order to meet the requirements of a particular project.” A project goes through a number of phases characterized by a distinct set Read More >

The Smart Approach to Smart Technology: 3 Tips for Implementation

By Don Martin Introducing integrated smart infusion pump technology management into the clinical environment to drive medication safety measures is a strong step toward achieving – and sustaining – patient safety and quality outcomes. In our case study “The Smart Approach to Smart Technology”, we discussed our collaboration with one of the nation’s largest non-for-profit Read More >

IT Buzzwords Every Healthcare Executive Should Know

By Don Martin mHealth, cloud computing and the “Internet of Things” – these are just a few of the IT terms every healthcare executive should know, according to a recent article by Managed Healthcare Executive. Don Martin, VP and Technology Practice Lead of Novia Strategies, contributed to this article (see his quotes on pages 3 Read More >

The Smart Approach to Smart Technology

The client One of the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare providers envisioned true “closed loop” IV medication administration. However, their fleet of legacy large volume infusion pumps on four campuses was plagued by manufacturer recalls and mounting mechanical failures. In addition, bedside nurses were becoming increasingly dissatisfied with using many different types of pumps, which lacked Read More >

Optimizing Supply Management at the Point of Use — A Perioperative Experience

The client With a strong reputation for outstanding patient care, this multi-hospital, integrated delivery system recognized that their Perioperative clinicians and staff spent excessive time and effort managing supplies – time better spent delivering high-quality patient care. Additionally, the system recognized the opportunity to reduce supply costs by improving inventory management, which required improved inventory Read More >