“Breaking down the silos” was a phrase I heard a lot of throughout my Health Management and Policy graduate program. It refers to the absence of communication and collaboration across groups in an organization. Inherently, a counterintuitive habit that may temporarily benefit one group but ultimately stunts the success of the organization. It was my cohort’s neology — we spoke frequently and passionately about ways in which we could “break down the silos” as a means to improving operational efficiencies and quality of care in hospitals.
That was about five years ago. More recently, I found myself engrossed in several … – Read More –