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June Newsletter – Industry Expertise & Top Consultant Insights

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Freed Associates
Summer greetings! We were thrilled to learn that Freed Associates was recently named (for the fifth time) one of the Best Places to Work in 2016 by the San Francisco Business Times. Fundamentally, it reflects the benefits of giving our approximately 70 employees challenging work opportunities within a flexible and caring work culture. From a business standpoint, it shows how providing our employees with an enriching environment translates into powerful client results. If you have read Patients Come Second by Paul Spiegelman and Britt Berrett, you know that if you care for your employees and provide growth opportunities, you will build a strong team that can serve others. Publicly traded Best Companies consistently outperform the major stock indices by a factor of two. I hope you enjoy this newsletter whether you are interested in how to use mindfulness in leadership or agile management. I welcome your comments. Thank you and best regards, Dava Freed
Agile Management Can Benefit Healthcare Process Improvement Projects
By: Chet Stagnaro As seen in Becker’s Hospital Review. Health care organization leaders are working hard to create, update and continuously improve on their processes to align with the Triple Aim initiative. Their top priorities include providing appropriate levels of patient care and patient care quality, as well as learning about patient and health plan member populations and optimizing costs for health care delivery. Continue Reading.
Health System Improves Registration Accuracy and Utilization Review; Reaps Large Financial Gains
A case study by: Lori T. Moore As with many major health systems, a California health care provider was struggling severely with its inpatient and outpatient registration and utilization review (UR) processes — and losing millions annually across all of its facilities due to unpaid and uncollectible patient debt and UR-related payer denials. The health system engaged Freed Associates to improve its patient access (PA) and UR processes and staunch its financial hemorrhaging. Continue Reading.
Adopt Mindfulness Principles to Help Facilitate Change
By: Carly Dunham As seen in Becker’s Hospital Review. If you’ve ever participated in, or led, a change management effort, you know how difficult it can be to get others (or even yourself!) to embrace the desired change. While change can be incredibly valuable and is a norm for today’s organizations to thrive and survive, researchers estimate that as many as 70 percent of all change initiatives stall, lose focus, or get derailed. In this article, we’ll explore how mindfulness can benefit your organization’s change efforts. But first, it’s useful to understand the fundamental challenges inherent in any change effort. Continue Reading.
Health Care Reform Meant IT Project Management Reform
A case study by: Carl Reed Through Freed’s direction and support, the client was able to revive and maintain the health of a key mandate project. This was accomplished through such critical actions as replacing the project manager and business analyst, and optimizing in-flight and planned project activities using project management life cycle standards, as established by the client’s new PMO. Continue Reading.
Alex Go hosted a panel discussion at the HIMSS California State HIT Day
 
View video of Alex Go’s panel presentation on Interoperability/Privacy and Security at the CA State HIT Day 2016.
Bob Wadsworth moderated a panel at the HTF Innovation Conference
 
Bob Wadsworth moderated a panel discussion on CXO perspectives on technology use at the 2016 HTF Innovation Conference.
New Consultant: Ketan Gima
Ketan Gima joined Freed Associates in 2016. Ketan has significant experience in Project Management leadership of key IT initiatives that impact business. Prior to his position with Freed Associates, Ketan was a Director of IT Program Delivery with a regional health plan organization. Read his full biography here.
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