By Joel French, CEO of SCI Solutions While it is true that market reforms, contemporary cloud technologies, disruptive business models and care innovations will be required to transform our health industry, none of those elements will be successful without great leadership. Decisive and principle-oriented leadership will be the most significant factor gating how rapidly and…

Read more The Grand Chasm of Leadership: Part 1

By Joel French, CEO of SCI Solutions Today’s enterprises are becoming more and more digitized as organizations continue to rely on technology to drive, streamline, automate, redesign and optimize business processes. Trends such as mobility, big data, social and cloud computing are no longer “emergent,” but have become foundational pillars to any sustainable business strategy. …

Read more Advice for Today’s Healthcare CIO

By Joel French, CEO of SCI Solutions Consider for a moment the incredible blessings we enjoy daily: clean water, electricity, ample food, freedom.  Ours are first world problems, to be sure. Despite all its problems, our health system also delivers great care. Yes, we face endemic cost, access, quality and constituent satisfaction problems that many…

Read more Thankfulness for the Hands and Hearts of Care

Today, we’re stepping away from the “parley” on healthcare and inviting readers to join us in thanking our nation’s veterans and soldiers for their service to our country. We are truly blessed to be part of a nation whose veterans have sacrificed so much to protect us and extend freedom to so many. For this…

Read more Happy Veterans Day

By Joel French, CEO of SCI Solutions Hospitals are facing unprecedented financial constraints. Inpatient admissions and surgical procedures are no longer driving needed revenue growth, as they have since the inception of the modern health system, and hospitals are losing working capital from complex government mandates and reform investments, including Electronic Health Record implementations and…

Read more Strategies for Growing Outpatient Revenue

By Joel French, CEO of SCI Solutions Healthcare is ripe for disruption. It is one of the last major U.S. industries to be transformed by technology advancements and business model innovations. Most other industries and market segments have completed at least one cycle of transformative technology and structural business model change, with market position and…

Read more Technology’s Role in Healthcare: Innovation Lessons From Other Industries

By Joel French, CEO of SCI Solutions Moody’s Investors Service says nonprofit hospitals’ income declined for the second straight year in 2013, and their median rate of growth fell to an all-time low—a trend Moody’s expects to continue. This is in contrast to rising profits and patient volumes at publicly traded hospitals. Moody’s says part…

Read more Use IT to Increase Market Advantage and Outpatient Revenue