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Blood Industry Shrinks as Transfusions Decline – Survival Is Not Compulsory

I read this article in The New York Times about the current state of the blood banking and transfusion industry.  Changes in medicine have eliminated the need for millions of blood transfusions, [...]

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Healthcare Value Network Members Learning About Principle-Based Lean Transformation

I had the good fortune to visit one of our Healthcare Value Network (HVN) member organizations that hosted a 2-day course that we offer on HVN Assessment model and process.  The host was [...]

Is “Management By Scorecard” Merely “Management By Results” in Disguise?

I’ve been employed in the healthcare industry since I was 18 years old when I worked as an orderly in a small hospital in Kansas.  That’s forty years.  I’ve seen a lot of things [...]

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So You Want To Be An HVN Member? Southern Illinois Edition

I had the good fortune to visit 3 of our Healthcare Value Network member organizations earlier this week.  It’s part of what I call “tending the Network”.  I’ve got an [...]