Out-of-the-Box Thinking That’s Working

Monday, August 13th, 2007
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

This week’s HIN Weekly Business Update offers some out-of-the-box thinking that’s getting results: health coaching for seniors that reduces Medicare claims (Danielle Butin of SecureHorizons says you can teach an old dog new tricks), creative connections with hard-to-reach Medicaid members, and re-thinking patients who don’t fit neatly into prescribed clinical measures when launching pay-for-performance programs.

For some examples of how “practices succeed by innovating rather than strictly through blocking and tackling and paying attention to management details,” visit medinnovationblog by Richard L. Reece, MD, is pathologist, editor, author, speaker, innovator, and believer in abilities of practicing doctors and their patients to control and improve their health destinies through innovation. You’ll see where some current practices got their start.

We hope these ideas inspire innovation. If an unconventional approach is working for your organization, there’s a good chance it can succeed elsewhere. Share your innovations by emailing editor@hin.com, or post a comment here.

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