Dimensional Insight Book Club: Reverse Innovation in Healthcare

Dimensional Insight Book Club: Reverse Innovation in HealthcareIt’s the $3.3 trillion question: how can we create a U.S. healthcare system that offers quality, patient care that is economically responsible? This is a question that people in the healthcare system have been asking for years.

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Researchers Vijay Govindarajan and Ravi Ramamurti think they have a solution, and it lies overseas. For the past six weeks, the Dimensional Insight Book Club has been reading Reverse Innovation in Healthcare: How to Make Value-Based Delivery Work, exploring Indian healthcare practices and how their principles could be adopted by the United States. Let’s hear what our panel has to say. (more…)

Dimensional Insight Book Club: Why We Sleep

why we sleep. Dog is lying on the bedDo you think you’re getting enough sleep every night? As a society, our discussions around sleep have mainly revolved around encouraging ourselves and others to get the rest we need. However, we aren’t prioritizing or maintaining good sleep habits. We hardly understand or talk about the impact sleep has on various aspects of our lives.

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After thinking about sleep, the Dimensional Insight Book Club decided to read Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker. For the past six weeks, we have been enjoying this book, and trying not to fall asleep while reading it! (Although the author said it’s OK if the book induced drowsiness.) What have our readers learned about sleep? (more…)

Dimensional Insight Book Club: The Culture Code

Dimensional Insight Book Club: The Culture CodeWhat is culture, and why is it so important in organizations? Businesses often focus on promoting good culture and encouraging teamwork. However, how does one build and contribute to a positive company culture? We don’t talk too much about what culture means to individuals and to companies. Until now.

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For the past six weeks, the Dimensional Insight Book Club has been reading The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle, whether on the beach enjoying the sun or with a cold beer to cool off. What have our readers learned about company culture? (more…)

Dimensional Insight Book Club: Proof – The Science of Booze

Dimensional Insight Book Club: Proof - The Science of BoozeHave you ever thought about how your favorite wine or drink is produced? Our discussions about the wine and spirits industry have mainly focused on the impact of technology on businesses, whether it be incorporating analytics for long-term strategic planning, gaining additional insights into sales data, or understanding consumer preferences. However, we don’t talk too much about the science behind creating the perfect drink. Until now.

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For the past six weeks, we have been enjoying the second read in the Dimensional Insight Book Club. We have been busy reading, Proof: The Science of Booze, whether trying to enjoy the spring weather or with a glass of wine. Curious as to what our readers thought about the book? (more…)

Dimensional Insight Book Club: The Digital Doctor

the digital doctorThe past few years have been filled with technological innovation and development, and there’s been a lot of talk about the future impact of technology across various industries. In healthcare, discussion has focused on data and analytics, artificial intelligence, blockchain, machine learning, and the potential impact of technology on patient outcomes.

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As a result of these recent discussions, the Dimensional Insight Book Club decided to kick off with The Digital Doctor by Robert Watcher. For the past six weeks, we have been enjoying this first read, whether on a plane travelling to HIMSS or over a cup of tea during one of the many Nor’easters we had in Boston in March. Our first book club panel consists of George Dealy, vice president of healthcare applications; Nora Lissy, director of healthcare information; Julie Lamoureux, senior healthcare consultant; Marissa Leone, healthcare consultant; and Kathy Sucich, senior content and communications manager. Here are their thoughts on this book. (more…)

Introducing the Dimensional Insight Book Club

dimensional insight book clubHave you ever wanted to read a book that would help you with some aspect of your work life but weren’t quite sure what book to pick? Or have you read a great book that you’ve wanted to discuss and share with others? Today we’re starting up the Dimensional Insight book club. In this series, we’ll be recommending and reading various books that relate to topics such as analytics, technology, and business, as well as include industry-specific books in verticals such as healthcare, wine and spirits, and manufacturing.

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Here’s how it will work: we’ll recommend a book here on the blog (please feel free to submit suggestions). About six weeks later, we’ll discuss it with a panel of folks who have read the book. (Again, please let us know if you’d like to be on our book panel!) Feel free to add your comments on the book on the blog, or just read the book and see what others thought about it. Today, we’ll preview our first book selection, and show you additional recommendations from people here at Dimensional Insight who will be on our initial panel in case you’re looking to read more. (more…)