12 February 2009
Please Pardon the Dust and Stray Nails
The Global Human Capital Journal has just migrated from the open source Serendipity CMS to WordPress and into a new hosting space. Unfortunately, we’ve experienced a few broken toes, bruised fingers and tooo much caffeine during the process, but we’re getting there! Read on for a blow-by-blow account on the migration thus far and where we’re going.
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24 February 2008
“Yes,” Says Team of Healthcare Experts, Employer CEOs and Patient Representative at the Executives’ Club of Chicago, “But You Must Change Your Ways”
Honestly Assessing Quality—Engaging Consumer Empowerment—Trading in the Ferrari for a Chevy
The Executives’ Club of Chicago convened its healthcare reform summit at the Hilton Chicago on 20 February 2008, drawing on diverse expertise. Ian Morrison, Ph.D., healthcare futurist, gave the keynote and moderated two panels: first, the healthcare expertise panel with Dean Harrison, CEO Northwestern Memorial Healthcare; William Novelli, CEO AARP; Scott P. Serota, CEO BlueCross BlueShield Association; and second, the business executive panel with Andrew M. Appel, Chairman AON Consulting; John A. Edwardson, CEO, CDW; John B. Menzer, Vice Chairman and Administrative Officer, Wal-Mart Stores. Robert L. Parkinson, CEO, Baxter Healthcare gave an insightful point of view on recommended actions to close the event.
There was broad agreement that the U.S. healthcare system was broken, and speakers offered excellent insights and perspectives about how to fix the system. However, what they didn’t say was as interesting as what they did, and I will address two key issues in Analysis and Conclusions: the pervasive lack of trust among all parties and the emerging consumer empowerment trend: what do Web 2.0-enabled consumers have to bring to the party?
Continue reading The U.S. Healthcare System: Can This Patient Be Saved?