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The value of an 'Agile' mindset in times of crisis

How do we make organizational decisions, amid pandemics and other crises, when constant change and uncertainty obliterate the status quo? These trying times calls for an “Agile” mindset.

Book Release – Agile Implementation

Morgan James’ new release, Agile Implementation: A Model for Implementing Evidence-Based Healthcare Solutions into Real-World Practice to Achieve Sustainable Change, by Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH, Jose Azar, MD, Craig A.…

Step 5: Performing Implementation Sprints

The Agile Implementation Model Step 5: Performing Implementation Sprints During the previous step of the Agile Implementation (AI) Model, we referenced assembling a team to develop a minimally viable service.…

Empowering Your Change Leaders

Empowering your Change Leaders Like most health systems, you are more than likely missing an essential focus in your Healthcare Quality Improvement efforts.  So much emphasis is placed on problems…

The Undoing Project: A Perspective

The Undoing Project: A Perspective The time I spend waiting for news from my Doctor fills me with anxiety.  Sometimes I cannot resist the temptation to self-diagnose on WebMD based…

Complex Adaptive Systems

Complex Adaptive Systems Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) model the relationship between the different components in a system and how this interaction creates changes in the system. The CAS also involves…

Nudge: A Practical Tool in Healthcare

Nudge: A Practical Tool in Healthcare One topic that is discussed in the Agile Implementation book by Dr. Malaz Boustani is Nudge.  Nudge is a type of choice architecture that…

Variability in Care Delivery

Variability in Care Delivery A healthcare delivery organization is a complex adaptive system, meaning that interactions and relationships of different components affect and shape the system. With that being said,…

An Exploration into the Process of TRIAD

An Exploration into the Process of TRIAD As we look at complex problems, our first questions should rarely revolve around the solution.  Instead, a scientist must consider the ‘how’ of…