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You Haven't Changed a Bit!

You Haven't Changed a Bit!

I have read that change is one of the hardest things for any of us to achieve.  Moving into 2017 many of us will have looked at what we want to do better (or for the first time) a…

I have read that change is one of the hardest things for any of us to achieve.  Moving into 2017 many of us will have looked at what we want to do better (or for the first time) and what we want to leave behind.  Change, lasting change, seems elusive.

Last week in the quiet time between Christmas and New Year I caught up with an old work colleague who I hadn't seen for over 10 years.  We had been in touch through social media and the odd happy birthday text, but hadn't seen each other in person.  We were working on my friend's CV as she wanted to get back into the corporate world after several years bringing up her daughter.  One comment that stuck in my mind was that we both said that the other hadn't changed a bit.  The years may have been kind to us both - but why couldn't we see the extra grey hair or the proliferation of wrinkles and other vestiges of aging in each other?

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Are you a Consultant?

Are you a Consultant?

 

 

This week I was at a client site where we were presenting the findings of a technology review.  The review had followed the consulting method.  Current State Assessment -&…

 

 

This week I was at a client site where we were presenting the findings of a technology review.  The review had followed the consulting method.  Current State Assessment -> Desired State -> Recommendations. The study had been detailed and there were many findings and a solid set of technical recommendations.  We kept the presentation to 10 slides, the report had all the details, there was lots of useful discussion.  They gave us more time than they had initially wanted to based on the the interest in what we had to say.  All was good, but, they wanted something else. 

"you have told us all of the technical answers - you have given us the options - but what is your opinion, what should we do now?"

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Simient Wins Health Start-up and Innovation Showcase with CHIMP

Simient Wins Health Start-up and Innovation Showcase with CHIMP

eHealth Queensland launched the first of a series of a start-up and innovation showcases for emerging suppliers of new ‘digital health’ solutions on 21 October at QUT.

The objec…

eHealth Queensland launched the first of a series of a start-up and innovation showcases for emerging suppliers of new ‘digital health’ solutions on 21 October at QUT.

The objective of this event is to identify emerging solutions that would aid the improved design, delivery and/or management of healthcare services.

20 suppliers were selected to showcase their solution to an audience of clinicians and administrators as well as executives from across Queensland Health. From this event one supplier, Simient,  was chosen to undertake a Proof-of-Concept project within Queensland Health.

Simient is humbled to have been selected against such strong competition. Congratulations to eHealth QLD on running such a professional and well thought out event.

CHIMP – Children’s Health Integrated Mobile Passport

The problem it solves:
Families and caregivers of children with complex care needs experience a number of challenges today:
· It’s not easy for them to record and recall all relevant details of their children’s case plan and other information they need to know. Not having these details on hand and accurately recorded leads to poor compliance to the case plan and may negatively impact the child’s health.
· Families/care givers often need to provide other medical professionals involved in the child’s care relevant and important details to ensure that their advice is supporting rather than hindering the child’s treatment.
· To support a family’s independence, they need relevant information to facilitate better decision making in the best interest of the child’s care.


Description of solution:
Provide authorised care providers, care givers and patients mobile/online access to:
• Connected Care/Nurse Navigator Case Management plans/details, that can help the families better self-manage their care, & provide an authoritative source of information when talking with their GP or other health professionals
• Information & contact details relevant to their care, to facilitate better decision making
• Resource library of approved resources
• A mapping tool that displays local pharmacies, GPs, Emergency Departments & accommodation
• Documents/Inbox
• Load pictures & lodge documents, including events, notes & updates to case management team
• Ability to view and add appointments, set reminders and list the preparation required 

You can access CHIMP here:                                                                                                 http://chimphh16.azurewebsites.net/

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Teamwork

Teamwork

There is no salary cap on EPL teams.  This means that with the biggest cheque book they can buy the best players.  How is it then that Leicester City were able to win the 2015/16 championship. A team that was on the point of relegation the previous year wins the following year beating much better financed opponents. 

What makes a championship team?  In my experience it is more than just people getting on well together.  There are a few things that need to happen to get the result. 

  1. everyone has to know what the objective is and everyone is committed to achieving it
  2. everyone has to know what their role is and what everyone else's roles are
  3. everyone needs to trust everyone else enough to let them do their job

Simple really.

Bonus points:

  1. everyone supports each other in their efforts
  2. no individual is bigger than the team

How many of these get a tick in your team?

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