Articles Tagged "University of Michigan"

The Blue Cottage Blog

Research. Evidence. Action. Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to deliver a keynote in Ireland at the Health Research Board’s (HRB) Grant Holders Conference (link to keynote video is below). HRB’s vision is Healthy people through excellent research and applied knowledge and their mission is To improve people’s health and to enhance healthcare delivery. As a major funder, supporter, and leader in the creation and dissemination of health research in Ireland, HRB supports excellent research to generate relevant knowledge and promote its application in policy and practice.

Four emerging investigators with HRB-funded grants were invited to give 5-7 – Read More –

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The “Internet of Things” is coming. If you had asked me a few years ago what that meant, I would have had no idea. It sounded to me like a futuristic sci-fi fantasy world, but the more I’ve learned about it, the more intrigued I’ve become about what it means for our future. It’s going to impact every industry that exists, and likely create new industries that we can’t even anticipate yet. In this blog, I explore what the “Internet of Things” actually is, and how health systems should be envisioning themselves as a part of this future.
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Blue Cottage team members recently had the opportunity to share some of the latest tools and best practices used by healthcare consultants with the University of Michigan Women in Healthcare Leadership (WiHL) organization. The three-part workshop series focused on how the following tools spark conversation, lead to idea generation, develop perspective and point of view, and are easy to understand and use:

Fishbone Diagrams
A3 Summaries
Process Mapping

Fishbone Diagrams
The workshop series kicked off with Kelly A. Saran presenting an interactive introduction to the many uses of the “Fishbone Diagram” (aka “Ishikawa Diagram”), a process – Read More –

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