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Systems Thinking and Strategic Planning in Healthcare

Throughout my 17 years as an executive in various hospitals and healthcare systems, systems thinking has become an increasingly important element in my work.

Managed Competition: Let the Patient Beware

In an average year, one dollar out of every 10 I bring home goes for health insurance. My premium went up 10 percent in …

No More Band-Aids for Healthcare Reform

In 1992, Americans will spend $817 billion on healthcare — twice as much per capita than the average of the 24 industrialized nations of the …

Dialogue-Based Forums for Healthcare Organizations

Although people in most industries can fall prey to organizational dynamics based on advocacy, power and control, personal agendas, and blame, nowhere is this …

Small Company Big Impact! Powerfully Engaging Your Employees to Change the World

How can a small company create the focus and capabilities to have a significant impact in the world? Three years ago, McCarroll Marketing, a …

Raw Data vs. Reality: The Case of SARS

The recent SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak in Toronto, Canada, and its handling by the media, local health authorities, and the World Health …

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: The Journey of a Learning Organization

One sunny summer day in July of 1994, the executive team of Gerber Memorial Health Services (GMHS) set off to attend a three-day seminar …

The Unintended Consequences of “Having an Impact”

Chances are, if you have begun reading this article, you care sincerely about making a difference in the world through the work you do …

Healing Troubled Institutions Through Systems Thinking

Acompanion to the PBS documentary, “Good News . . . How Hospitals Heal Themselves,” The Nun and the Bureaucrat: How They Found an …

The Risk of the Cure in Public Health

According to the World Health Organization, vaccines and clean water are the two public-health interventions that have had the greatest impact on the world’s …