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2021: A Year in Review

At the beginning of 2021, a lot of people were eager to close the book on 2020 and return to normalcy and predictability. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case in many regards. But I saw people continuing to adjust, adapt, and evolve to the challenges thrown our way, and a few noticeable trends emerged over the course of the year.   [...]

By |2021-12-13T13:33:10+00:00December 9th, 2021|

Catching Up with Our CEO: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

Hospital IQ · A Conversation with the CEO Before founding Hospital IQ in 2013, I had examined the healthcare landscape and discovered that a number of academics and consultants in healthcare had proven that you can do wonders at improving operational performance in healthcare. But the approach of consultants and academics takes multiple years, is very expensive, and solves maybe [...]

By |2020-06-26T15:32:22+00:00June 26th, 2020|

Welcoming Cerner Corporation to our Strategic Partners

Last week, Hospital IQ and Cerner announced a partnership to support health systems with predictive analytics to improve operational efficiency. While this is a major milestone for Hospital IQ, the biggest impact of this partnership will be to Cerner’s vast customer base of more than 27,500 facilities in over 35 countries, as it will help them improve and sustain performance [...]

By |2020-05-29T13:22:24+00:00May 29th, 2020|

2020: Embracing Innovation to Improve Hospital Operations

Healthcare is an industry in transition, a seismic shift driven by an aging population, rising cost and more of the burden being shared with the consumer. Historically, change in healthcare has been achingly slow. This past year, however, we saw signs that the pace of change is accelerating. The Hospital IQ team had the opportunity to work with many hospitals [...]

By |2020-03-30T18:41:08+00:00January 14th, 2020|

Labor Pains: Hospitals Reevaluate Approach to Staff Management

In healthcare, effective staff management presents a formidable challenge, one that will continue to take center stage as margins decrease and healthcare executives grapple with how to reduce costs while still maintaining high levels of patient and staff satisfaction. Labor accounts for ~60% of a hospital’s spend. But the path to improving productivity doesn’t necessarily mean cutting headcount or wages [...]

By |2020-03-30T18:49:55+00:00December 18th, 2018|

What AI Should Mean to Healthcare Leaders

Nearly every morning, we wake up to another article stating that healthcare leaders are drowning in data but starved for information. Every major healthcare conference in the past two years has been dominated by the promise of digital strategies, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. In my conversations with healthcare leaders ranging from front line supervisors, operating room administrators, nursing leaders, [...]

By |2020-03-30T18:54:17+00:00June 13th, 2018|

Hospital IT Underinvestment: The Roadblock to Modernization

Early in my career I was fortunate to develop and market software that was used by the largest banks and Fortune 100 companies -  some of the most demanding and sophisticated IT consumers in the world.  As a vendor to these organizations, I delivered high-performance software designed to solve complex customer problems using practical, scalable solutions that leveraged new infrastructure [...]

By |2020-03-30T18:58:34+00:00August 1st, 2017|
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