I first met Jessica Harthcock, Founder & CEO of Utilize Health, at a reception during the 2019 WBL Annual Summit in Dallas, TX. We struck up a conversation that would be the spark for this interview. When I asked Jessica about her professional background, she literally lit up and the passion for her work started to
At my request, colleague (and BOLD leader himself), Matthew Taylor, Vice President of Information Technology at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield introduced me to Carrie Whitcher, Vice President of Health Care Improvement at Excellus BCBS. Within 5 minutes of talking with Carrie, I knew Matthew got it right. Carrie is a BOLD leader! Carrie led our conversation with
“They hired me because I’m bold. They are afraid of me because I’m bold.” A recent conversation with an amazing heath care leader started with that quote. It encapsulated what I’ve heard recently in a collection of BOLD interviews. And it brought back a theme I’ve heard over the past several years with many BOLD leaders.
The open window to apply for CMS’ Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI)- Advanced closes on March 12, but there’s still plenty of opportunity for health systems to move forward with value-based care and care management initiatives — and the care redesign they represent. Here are three ways participating in BPCI-Advanced – or getting started with
Benjamin Carter, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Trinity Health, was a speaker at a recent Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) conference that I attended. I was looking forward to meeting him because a colleague, Mary Kay Plona, spoke so highly of him and the influence he had been in her career and
My colleague, Kate Poglitsch at DataGen, posed a big question in her most recent blog “The Return of Mandatory Bundles: Good News?”, and I thought it was important to weigh in and say – this is GREAT news! This is a signal from the current administration showing the acceptance of what those of us working in
I first met Matthew Taylor, Vice President of Information Technology at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, several years back when we were both working for the Catholic Health Initiatives national office of Population Health. It was a new team charged with starting and leading a transformation to a new Population Health model across the CHI enterprise of over
We were barely into our conversation about BOLD leadership when Coreen Dicus-Johnson, President and CEO of Network Health, headquartered in Menasha, Wisconsin, mentioned that her staff has told her she is “ferociously curious.” Curiosity, along with confidence, empathy and trust are the core characteristics of BOLD leaders who are capable of driving transformative change. When I
Any conversation with Rick Dow is a fast drive through seemingly unrelated stories that all come back to some key notions that he has – and that I think he is honestly not aware of until you ask a couple questions. I met Rick many years ago when we served on a nonprofit board together. At
Dr. Julie M Smith was the co-founder of CLG, Inc., which she describes as “the world’s premiere behavior-based strategy execution firm.” She and her colleagues have reason to claim that position having worked with many in the Fortune 500, at all levels of organizations, all around the world. As we were talking, Julie described the firm’s
Newly Released ‘BOLD Leadership’ Book Encourages Businesses to Identify Leaders to Drive Positive Change
Medecision executive, author, and leadership pro Chris LaVictoire Mahai uncovers the secrets of BOLD leaders and their importance for organizational success DALLAS, TX – September 25, 2018 – Medecision, the leader in population health and care management solutions, announced today the launch of BOLD: Essential Leadership For Transformative Change, a new book by Chris LaVictoire Mahai,
I met Tyler through a colleague, Tamara Cull, who worked with him at Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and saw his quiet boldness in action. When asked why she recommended him as a BOLD candidate, she said, “Tyler and I both worked on the CHI National Population Health team helping our 100 markets across the country develop
Yvonne Scott is such a natural introvert, her father, upon her college graduation and learning of her interest in applying for an audit position, said to her, “You know, Yvonne, if you’re going to be an auditor, you’re going to have to talk to people!” Thus began her journey to become, as she describes herself, a
An email arrived in my inbox one day from Joyce Cacho. I didn’t know Joyce. She introduced herself as a member of Women Corporate Directors, where she found my name in the national directory. Coming to Minnesota for a Land O’Lakes board meeting, she was reaching out to try to connect with a few new folks.
DALLAS and MINNEAPOLIS, 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medecision, a leader in population health management solutions, announced today the acquisition of Minneapolis, MN-based Aveus, a consulting services firm with deep roots in strategy, innovation and customer experience. The largest independent provider of population health and care management solutions, Medecision helps its clients – 100 health plans and care