Family caregivers are the most important source of support for people with chronic or other health conditions disabilities or functional limitations. Millions of family caregivers help their loved ones live at home and in their communities, providing the bulk of this assistance. There are about 40 million family caregivers currently caring for adults in the US.
Family caregivers help with activities such as eating, bathing, dressing...Read more
What do you do when your child comes home with a report card? Do you celebrate the A's or do you narrow in on the F's? If you're like most people, you probably narrow in on the F's. It is common for our rational brains to focus on problem areas, and problem solving in health care is no different.
In their book, "Switch: How to...Read more
I have a couple quotes from W. Edwards Deming, an American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant, on the white board in my office that read "drive out fear" and "encourage effective two-way communication and other means so everyone in the company can be effective." I was intrigued by how many of my health care quality improvement co-workers commented on the quotes and...Read more
Just two weeks ago in the beautiful setting of Santa Fe, New Mexico, we met for our annual board retreat. The retreat included HealthInsight's four boards, senior staff, and the invited boards of three other health improvement organizations whom we count as partners. We came to learn, to share, to envision and to consider new plans and approaches.
Over the course of two days of meetings...Read more