NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With all of the changes stemming from healthcare reform in the U.S., almost everyone is affected. Fear, uncertainly, and greed are just three emerging problems within the healthcare industry for everyone from hospital administrators to physicians to patients. But help is on the way.
Two healthcare industry experts, Andrea Simon and Kriss Barlow, who guide institutions in managing change for positive outcomes, have many recommendations to share in the first installment of a new, free webinar series called, "Healthcare Innovation: Trends from the Trenches." The first webinar airs at 1 p.m. ET on Oct. 17.
As a corporate anthropologist, former hospital executive and founder of Simon Associates Management Consultants, Simon has encountered countless issues healthcare professionals and patients face.
"In today's fast-changing healthcare environment, professionals have to create their own best practices and hope that they work before their competitors out-compete them for the same customers, services or patients," said Simon.
Given this landscape, Simon decided to share her knowledge and perspectives with a wide array of people through this webinar series. Her first co-host for the webinar series is Barlow, a consultant and former RN, who specializes in physician outreach strategies at her firm, Barlow/McCarthy.
"I've been on the front lines of healthcare for more than 20 years and many people are struggling with their changing roles within an industry that's morphing from the old ways to new ways that are largely undefined," said Barlow. "Morale is sinking, roles of hospital administrators and physicians are in flux, patients are searching for the best deals and everyone is betwixt and between. That's the worst place to be and we will show everyone the way out."
Specifically, Simon will provide six ways healthcare professionals can innovate and steer in the right direction, which include overinvesting in skill building, harnessing peer pressure, and tapping the power of praise.
Barlow will explore the key challenges faced by physicians and other healthcare providers, while illustrating two successful case studies from the field that can serve as examples of the best ways to triumph over recent changes.
Four additional seminars are planned including: Re-Branding Your "New" Healthcare System for Changing Times, Consumer Data, Insights and Innovation,The Future of Healthcare Marketing is Digitaland The Changing Healthcare Marketplace. The second webinar in this series will be held on Dec. 6 at Noon, ET.
Media Contact: D. Charles Casto, Casto Consulting, 508-314-3284, firstname.lastname@example.org
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