Data Sanity: A Quantum Leap to Unprecedented Results
Davis Balestracci Jr., MS
Softcover: 326 pages
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Far too much emphasis has been placed on tools, tools and more tools (especially statistical techniques), resulting in rampant waste caused by poor everyday organizational use of data.
It is Balestracci's goal in Data Sanity: A Quantum Leap to Unprecedented Results to teach a new way of thinking via a common organizational language based in process and understanding variation to motivate more productive daily conversations for everyone.
Many high-level executives have no idea of the vast potential that exists to allow their organizations to take a quantum leap to unprecedented results through a common language of data sanity new, more productive conversations in reaction to everyday use of data and the resulting meetings and actions. Topics covered include:
Quality in Medical Group Practice—and for Everyone: The Importance of Process
Statistical Thinking as a Conduit to Transformation
Quality Improvement in a Context of Balanced Scorecards
A Leadership Belief System: Basic Skills for Transforming Culture
An Executive Team Handbook: Creating the Culture to Deliver Desired New Results
The Deeper Implications of Process-Oriented Thinking: Data and Improvement Processes
Process-Oriented Statistics: Studying a Process-in-Time Sequence
Statistical Stratification: Analysis of Means
Organizational Education in a Transformation Mind-Set: Cultural Education and Learning as a Process
Deeper Project Issues beyond Methodology: New Perspectives on Teams, Tools, Data Skills and Standardization
The Ins and Outs of Surveys: Understanding the Customer
Leaders in the business of medicine have begun to get over the mental barrier of, “We’re in medicine…we’re different.” As this book makes clear, everything is a process, and one’s thinking makes a quantum leap coming to the realization that medicine is no different from any other industry.
Data Sanity invites leaders to accept the challenge of becoming nothing less than an organizational change agent – a unique role that has evolved from educating and facilitating the organization at large to working cooperatively and in true partnership with boards, executive management, and physician leadership.
The MGMA been the source of indispensable benchmarking resources for more than 50 years, and medical group administrators, physicians, hospital executives, CPAs, consultants and lawyers depend on the information and insight they deliver. MGMA, founded in 1926, is the nation’s principal voice for medical group practice. MGMA’s 19,000 members manage and lead more than 11,500 organizations in which more than 237,000 physicians practice. MGMA’s core purpose is to improve the effectiveness of medical group practices and the knowledge and skills of the individuals who manage and lead them. MGMA headquarters are in Englewood, Colorado.
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