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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

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Military Hospitals: A Deep Pool of Leadership Talent

23 March, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
CHICAGO (March 23, 2009) – As the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) convenes its annual education Congress today, the military is out in force. These healthcare executives from the military’s highly regarded Medical Service Corp (MSC) run our Army, Navy and Air Force hospitals and ambulatory clinics at bases throughout the U.S. and around the world. They are gathering with thousands of their civili Read more»

Nursing Shortages, Retention and Diploma Schools

19 February, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
The following dispatch from the Associated Press caught my attention this afternoon: Facing a nursing shortage, hospitals seek to retain new nurses by easing transition By RASHA MADKOUR Associated Press Writer 5:48 PM PST, February 15, 2009 MIAMI (AP) — Newly minted nurse Katie O'Bryan was determined to stay at her first job at least a year, even if she did leave the hospital every day wanting to quit. She lasted n Read more»

Performance Assessment: A Strategic Imperative

16 December, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
Most NFL and college football teams do a better job of planning and evaluating their talent than the vast majority of healthcare organizations. This is particularly ironic since most NFL football players will never deliver a blood transfusion, administer chemotherapy, or fill a prescription for a critically ill patient in ICU, or run a busy hospital surgical service – anything that, if done badly, could harm or kil Read more»