“If you think about how healthcare is delivered, it’s on an ad hoc basis. Someone comes into a hospital, someone comes into a pharmacy, someone comes into a doctor. But beyond those touch-points, the patients are on their own. There’s no real continuity of care.” Christopher A. Viehbacher – CEO, Sanofi, Harvard's First Forum on Healthcare Innovation Report
All Together Now: A Conceptual Exploration of Integrated Care
I read with great interest Mr. Lewis’ essay on CEO compensation. While he makes several good points, the focus on pay distracts us from the far more important questions related to our healthcare system and the leadership we need to transform it.
In fact, if we answered these two questions first, we may be in a far better position to ask of our CEOs and other leaders, ‘are they worth it?’
- What kind of performance and results do our healthcare organizations need to achieve?
- What kind of leadership and experience is required to achieve those results?
Off the Cuff
Money, money, money...
Heads of U.S. nonprofit hospitals earn an average of almost $600,000 a year, compensation that isn’t tied to quality measures such as mortality rates, a Harvard University study found. Bloomberg, October 2013
The CEO's compensation is a critical link between the board's philosophy for the company and the actions the CEO will take. Because the CEO's job is so multifaceted, the board can't sit back and simply say... Law and Governance, July 2004
...coming to grips with the details of CEO compensation plans, even bringing in their own external consultants to help them understand the true costs of compensation plans. Law and Governance, March 2006
The Final Brief – Tuesday, June 10, 2014
A Breakfast with the Chiefs presentation on Re-focusing from Efficiency to Appropriateness: The Value of Understanding Variation in Healthcare.
The Ontario election is on June 12, 2014. On June 10, we are pleased to present . . .the final brief: Yes Minister, appropriate care actually decreases utilization.
Tom Closson with Mark Hundert and Chris Helyar will explore this theme and we will invite the parties to send their health gurus and join the discussion.
Need a distraction for a minute? "Did you ever see the customers in health - food stores? They are pale, skinny people who look half - dead. In a steak house, you see robust, ruddy people. They're dying, of course, but they look terrific."
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- May 28, 2014: Online. Performance Anxiety: Can performance measurement and reporting help improve Canadian healthcare?
- May 29, 2014: Toronto, ON. Putting Purpose First. Getting Patient and Public Engagement right -- from the get-go
- May 29-30 2014: Toronto, ON. e-Medication Management Conference
- May 29 & June 5, 2014: Online: eHealth Strategies & Electronic Health Records
- June 2-3, 2014: Banff, AB. National Health Leadership Conference
- June 8-10, 2014: Toronto, ON. OACCAC Achieving Excellence Together 2014 Conference
- June 12-13, 2014: Toronto, ON. Emergency Department Management Conference
- July 14-16, 2014: Halifax, NS. Health Technology Assessment for Decision Makers
- Sept 29-30, 2014: Toronto, ON. National Interprofessional Healthcare Conference
Lori Marshall to Cheif Executive Officer, Erie St. Clair CCAC, Chatham, ON
George Weber to Chair Board of Directors, Accreditation Canada, Ottawa, ON
Dr. Karima Velji to Vice-Chair Board of Directors, Accreditation Canada, Ottawa, ON
Dylan Hardy to Chief Operating Officer, PatientOrderSets, Toronto, ON
Dr. Gary Redekop to Head pro tem, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, UBC, Vancouver, BC
Dr. Karl Schwarz to Director of Plastic Surgery, VM Medical, Montreal, QC
Grant Perry to Vice President, Government and Corporate Affairs, Purdue, Pickering, ON
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