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What Is The Hardest Business In The World To Manage?

20 January, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
A recent study determined that the hardest businesses in the world to manage are hospitals — 20 percent tougher than any other enterprise. For health system and hospital CEOs, those results amount to nothing more than a blinding flash of the obvious. While I do not know the source of the study, a colleague mentioned […] Read more»

New Role for HIM Professionals

28 October, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Post filed from Atlanta, Georgia.  John Self joined Stephanie Drake, senior executive director of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) as keynote speakers to the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) House of Delegates opening session on Sunday.  His post reflects his thoughts from this conference. […] Read more»

President Obama’s Jell-O

23 September, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
DALLAS (July 19, 2009) -- Reforming healthcare is one of the most complex, daunting and important tasks of this decade. What began with great hope and good intentions to avoid the reform mistakes of the past is now going badly. Sadly, what we are watching in Washington is a bunch of very smart people trying to hold a hand full of Jell-O that has not quite set up. It is not a pretty sight and they are making a very b Read more»