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The Future Is Still Not Here | By Kim Bellard, November 13, 2014

US News & World Report had some fun looking back at what experts in 2004 predicted for health care in 2014. Not surprisingly, they found that we're not quite there yet, but might be by 2025.  The future, it would appear, is always ten years away. Those 2004 pundits expected that health care would be one of the industries most impacted in these past ten years; specifically...click to continue

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  1. Engagement – The foundation of the transformation process requiring buy-in from the key stakeholders and leadership. Success of the transformation is heavily dependent on engagement.
  2. Activation- Key step in organizing & ensuring healthcare organization have the right resources, tools & training. Activation & transformation are greatest when people understand their impact & role.
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