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By Maureen Bisognano | Thursday, Jun 06, 2013
One of the world’s great learning laboratories is in Jönköping County, Sweden. I have visited there every year for more than a decade and each time I learn something new and inspiring. It’s one of the most innovative places I’ve ever visited. What I love most about the work of Agneta Jansmyr, Göran Henriks, Dr. Mats Bojestig, and their colleagues is that they focus on health care, not sick care. The difference is night and day. About 15 years ago, leaders in Jönköping started the “Esther” projec ... read full post


Tag(s): Leadership, Patient & Family Centered Care, Social Services Learning & Development, Healthy Living, Flow/Throughput, innovation
By Maureen Bisognano | Friday, Apr 05, 2013
For years now, some of the most innovative work toward the Triple Aim has come from the folks at Bellin Health in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Under the leadership of George Kerwin, Pete Knox, Randy Van Straten, and others, Bellin is a creative, tenacious, and nimble organization. In our book, Pursuing the Triple Aim, Charlie Kenney and I devoted a chapter to Bellin’s innovative work. We described how George and his team not only reduced the cost of care for Bellin employees, but also measurably improv ... read full post


Tag(s): Leadership, Triple Aim for Populations, Triple Aim - The Best Care for the Whole Population at the Lowest Cost, Cost Containment and Reduction, Health Plan, Healthy Living, Improvement, Outcomes Improvement, Patient and Family Centered Care, Workforce Development, Workforce Satisfaction and Retention
By Maureen Bisognano | Monday, Feb 04, 2013
Sometimes I’m amazed by the evolution of the improvement movement in health care. Recently, I was at the annual Premier Governance Education conference. For years, these meetings focused on quality, safety, new care delivery designs, and stronger staff engagement and teamwork. All of these are still central elements of improvement of course, and all are discussed at these conferences. But what struck me at this latest Premier meeting (and other meetings recently) was how the conversation has ... read full post


Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Triple Aim - The Best Care for the Whole Population at the Lowest Cost, Leadership, Leadership and Organizational Development, Workforce Satisfaction and Retention, Workforce Planning, Workforce Development, Healthy Living, Employer-Initiated Improvement
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