Alan Shoebridge doesn’t always agree with Jared about the who, when, and how of innovation … or does he? It turns out that Alan, Chief Communication Officer for Providence Oregon, finds a lot of common ground with those who are calling for urgent transformation, such as:
-Retail brands can be good for consumers’ healthcare choices, but it won’t be easy for them to succeed.
-Innovation requires dedicated resources. You can’t just assign it to someone on top of everything else they’re already doing.
-The challenge is how to connect everything once you get past primary care – how to funnel into specialists, etc.
-Valuing innovation doesn’t devalue operations.
All that, plus the Flava of the Week about what the CEO of Whole Foods recently said about whole-person health. John Mackey delivered a scathing review of the US healthcare system at HIMSS, so what did he say we should do instead, and why is it important?
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