ICD-10 Implementation – CMS Says “All States at High Risk”

Today at the WEDI ICD-10 Forum in Fairfax Virginia, Robert L. Guenther, Technical Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services concluded that "All States are at high risk" in terms of their ability to complete CMS requirements at a state level to implement ICD-10. The key issue will focus not on technical, IT oriented approaches but on leadership

Ten Tips for the Innovative Leader

I recently read and enjoyed Paul Sloane’s latest book, The Innovative Leader. Here are a list of just some of the gems from this book. It's available at (click the title of the link above and go directly to the page on the Amazon web site). 1. Have a vision for changeYou cannot expect [...]

Semantic Web: Borderless Information for Healthcare, Climate Change, User Generated Content

These developments are strategically aligned with our company's roots. Shared information via a common framework for data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries.Examples:Semantic Web ('SemWeb") Technology is being used to share information at the Australian Great Barrier Reef Park Authority. Users ("observers") of coral bleaching can self-report incidents to the [...]

Paul Sloane on Innovation

Paul Sloane speaks about innovation. Paul is an advisor to our firm and founder of Destination-Innovation a consultancy that helps organizations improve innovation. His workshops provide practical techniques to improve leadership and innovation. Clients include American Express, British Telecom, Cendant, Lloyds of London, Motorola, Shell and 3M. health care process improvement, electronic health record, electronic [...]

By | 2017-05-04T04:07:21+00:00 September 29th, 2007|collaboration, Innovation, Paul Sloane|0 Comments

Managing Virtual Teams & The Soccer (“Futbol”) Generation

Some companies like Nokia are much better than others at managing virtual teams. At Nokia, they are up to 120 people in size and are much more complex than previously imagined. Finland is a tiny country that had to access markets outside its boundaries, so being virtual is something that Nokia grew up with. When [...]

By | 2017-05-04T04:07:21+00:00 September 28th, 2007|collaboration, myspace, soccer, virtual teams|0 Comments

Preventing Corporate Antibodies from Killing Innovation

Corporations have antibodies that attempt to kill innovation. Six Sigma for example can take defects out, but it can be counter to the very culture that innovators seek. Companies need to protect ideas and insulate them from too many metrics early in the innovation cycle. Recognizing the difference between measurement and corporate self-assessment is important. [...]