Thought Leaders Lecture Series
Thought Leaders is a lecture series established by the AHIMA Foundation's funding initiative, Transforming Health Information. Thought Leaders presents an opportunity for health information management (HIM) professionals - including corporate executives and AHIMA members - to engage with industry leaders about the field's cutting-edge topics. Featuring presentations by leading educators, researchers, and practitioners from the HIM field and beyond, Thought Leaders provides valuable insights into managing the internal and external requirements regarding the critical flow of quality health information. Lectures are recorded and made available online as a special series for students, practitioners, and others interested in the field.
This Thought Leaders lecture was made possible through philanthropic contributions from:
2012- John W. Kenagy, MD, MPA, ScD, FACS author of Designed to Adapt: Leading Healthcare in Challenging Times
The fourth lecture in the AHIMA Foundation Thought Leaders lectures series took place at the 2012 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit in Chicago, Illinois on October 2, 2012. Our featured speaker, Dr. John Kenagy, addressed the topic of "Designed to Adapt: Leading Healthcare in Challenging Times"
Dr. Kenagy knows healthcare as a physician, health care executive, Harvard Business School visiting Scholar, writer, advisor, and most, importantly, as a patient, once critically injured with a broken neck. His message is simple and straightforward:
"Thriving in the 21st Century healthcare means providing more and better care and continually lowering cost. You can't buy that; you have to make it."
His method, Adaptive Design ®, grew from his Harvard research focused on those few adaptive companies who thrived in rapidly changing times. Coupled with new breakthroughs in the science of human decision-making, he delivers the methods, information metrics, algorithms and simple real-time tools needed to move care closer to the ideal and continually lower cost. His book Designed to Adapt: Leading Healthcare in Challenging Times was named 2011 Book of the Year by the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Designed to Adapt: Building Success and Innovation in 21st Century Healthcare from AHIMA on Vimeo.
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2011 - Gail Collins, first woman editor of the New York Times' editorial page, and New York Times syndicated opinion columnist and blogger
The third lecture in the AHIMA Foundation Thought Leaders lectures series took place at the 2011 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit in Salt Lake City, UT on October 4, 2011. Our featured speaker, Gail Collins, addressed the topic of "When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present."
In her remarks, Ms. Collins noted that it was not very long ago that skirts, girdles and stocking wer required wearing for any working woman. Credit was something you only got with the help of a male-co-signer. The average woman married at 20, and anyone who wasn't at least engaged by junior year in college was looked upon as a piteous old maid in the making. Then, within the historical blink of an eye, everything changed. Ms. Collins tells the amazing, funny and inspiring story of how the image of American Women changed from kitchen-bound mom in "Leave it to Beaver" to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
2010 - Peter Salgo, MD, Healthcare Futurist and Medical Crisis Expert: The Future of Healthcare
Featured speaker Peter Salgo, MD, Healthcare Futurist and Medical Crisis Expert, addressed the topic of "The Future of Healthcare." Dr. Salgo notes that in addition to saving money and making care more efficient, health IT has an important role in outreach, particularly related to preventative health and wellness initiatives. He states that mining health information will allow physicians and other healthcare professionals to "use data and see what keeps people healthy and prove that interventions make people healthier." For HIM professionals, Dr. Salgo says, "all of this will fall on you to manage health information, research data, and to make medical policy on what works and what doesn't."
2010 - Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs: Driving Research Results into Practice
Featured speaker Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs and on-air health analyst for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) program The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, addressed the topic of "Driving Research Results Into Practice." Ms. Dentzer addressed the critical need to move research findings into implementation, best practice and solutions as quickly as possible - particularly during this time of massive change in the healthcare industry. Ms. Dentzer outlined five key challenges facing this rapid-cycle learning process.
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