Affordable Care Act – Short Term Pain for Long Term Gain?

Both human resource professionals and healthcare providers are grappling with the immediate compliance issues associated with the Affordable Care Act, even as the rules continue to evolve.  Practitioners on both sides of this equation are also contemplating the longer term cost and management implications of the Act.   Despite, or perhaps because of all the … Continue reading Affordable Care Act – Short Term Pain for Long Term Gain?

Engaging Health Reform

Today's guest blog post is courtesy of our board member, Tim Porter-O'Grady, DM, EdD, ScD, FAAN, FACCWS.  Tim brings a deep and informed perspective to the implications of the Affordable Care Act for workers, their employers and healthcare providers.  What's your organization doing to get ready to comply with the Act? The Patient Protection and Affordable … Continue reading Engaging Health Reform

The New Script for the Work of Health in America

Our board member Dr. Tim Porter O'Grady submitted the following guest blog interpreting the radical transformation of the US healthcare system required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Technology can help, but the biggest changes will begin with linking process to outcomes via intelligent process design and meaningful analytics. Now that the Supreme … Continue reading The New Script for the Work of Health in America

Staff Self-Scheduling: Ownership and Investment by the Professional Worker

The following guest blog post is provided by our board member Dr. Tim Porter-O'Grady.  In it, he argues for the benefits of employee self-scheduling in the healthcare environment.  In addition to the citations he includes below, readers can also learn more about self-scheduling best practices in our recent publication "Elements of Successful Organizations". As viable … Continue reading Staff Self-Scheduling: Ownership and Investment by the Professional Worker

Post-digital Health Leadership: Challenge and Capacity

Our board member, Dr. Tim Porter-O’Grady, contributed today's guest blog post regarding the importance of evidence (data)-driven decision making and service delivery to achieving the effective transformation of our healthcare organizations. Recently, Michael Porter and colleagues have refocused our attention on the central attributes of a successful health system (1). Within the context of a … Continue reading Post-digital Health Leadership: Challenge and Capacity

Podcast on Changing Workforce Demographics

Earlier this month,  I had a discussion with Workforce Institute board members David Creelman, Mark Lange and Dr. Tim Porter O'Grady about their perspectives on how changes in the age demographics of the workplace are likely to impact organizations.  There have been multiple stories about this in the news lately including this recent NPR broadcast … Continue reading Podcast on Changing Workforce Demographics

Creating a Good Fit for Quality of Care

Today's post is written by Dr. Tim Porter-O'Grady, a member of the board of advisors for the Workforce Institute at Kronos.  A long time nursing champion and educator, he writes here about the importance of collaboration between health care providers and  vendors in the drive to optimize the design and application of workforce management solutions … Continue reading Creating a Good Fit for Quality of Care

Nursing Workforce Planning: a System Not a Process

Following is a guest blog from our board member Tim Porter-O'Grady. I particularly like his discussion regarding the importance of evaluating the supply chain of nurses in one's local geography, and deploying strategies to develop and augment the supply by investing in available employees. Effective workforce planning requires both micro- and macroeconomic approaches as Tim … Continue reading Nursing Workforce Planning: a System Not a Process