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Does Your Organization Really Value Physician Relations? A SHSMD 2018 Session Recap

Posted by Stephanie Johnson on Oct 10, 2018 1:27:10 PM

How to Gain Leadership Trust, Support, and Collaboration

By Stephanie Johnson

Many healthcare organizations have a physician relations effort, but the value that c-suite leaders place on this effort can vary significantly. Leading programs establish a system for how to communicate the right information and demonstrate the right value to their leaders.

This session, titled Does Your Organization Really Value Physician Relations? Was led by Kriss Barlow, Principal of Barlow/McCarthy, and Mitzi Kent, Vice President of Strategic Growth and Provider Recruitment/Relations for Lifepoint Health. It had the following key learning objectives:

  • Understand the need for aligning program goals with the organization’s strategic goals
  • Clearly describe the must haves for demonstrating value to the internal stakeholders
  • Create a plan that details the steps to achieve a stronger value with internal leaders
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Tags: shsmd18, SHSMD, physician relations

Seeding our Future: Stratasan’s Internship Program

Posted by Stephanie Johnson on May 15, 2018 10:37:11 PM

Benefits of a Diverse and Inclusive Student Training Strategy

By Stephanie Johnson

For the past several years, Stratasan has welcomed summer interns into our organization with great results. Past interns have come from colleges all over the country and proven to be highly capable and skilled contributors. This year, we wanted to take Stratasan’s internship opportunity a step further by developing a program that targets local colleges and students with an eye towards diversity and inclusion.  

Stratasan has always maintained a culture of curiosity, teaching, and learning which has contributed to our innovation and growth. Every team member is excited about what they do and we love to discuss our ideas with other team members. We've often found there to be new opportunities for creative solutions to shine when we work together. Our team’s collective creativity and innovation has led to the development of new tools and products to serve our customers. As the saying goes, curiosity never killed the cat at Stratasan. This is truly a place where there is no wrong or dumb question and if someone is facing a challenge, our team will rally to “figure it out!”

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Tags: internship, interns of nashville, intern, growth mindset, innovation

Takeaways from the Innov8rs Conference, March 2018

Posted by Stephanie Johnson on May 1, 2018 10:11:12 PM

Design Thinking, Authentic Demand, and More

By Hank Neuhoff, Stephanie Johnson, and Morgan Atkins

Opioid addiction apps, acuity-adaptable rooms to insertable cardiac monitors, and virtual reality for pediatric patients are among the technology-related issues that healthcare leaders should pay close attention to this year, according to the ECRI Institute's 2018 Top 10 Hospital C-suite Watch List. With the rapidly changing healthcare landscape, it's getting harder to anticipate what’s next. We understand the challenges that come with keeping pace with developing technologies, changing care trends, and evolving patient needs. Yet we also recognize how paramount change is to progress. We strive to be trailblazers in the healthcare space, developing innovative tools and services that address our clients' growth goals.

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Tags: innovation, healthcare trends, conferences

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