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Analytics in Health Care

One of the largest trends in the modern world is transformative power of data analysis to help inform decision makers on a variety of topics. These techniques have revolutionized many industries and moved them into working smarter by using less resources to efficiently solve sophisticated problems. It is a common refrain from any organization that…

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Emerging Young Leaders Embrace Diversity as a Leadership Strategy

USC Price in Sacramento honored R3S Group with an invitation to participate in a panel discussion with the participants of the Sacramento Summer Enrichment Program Diversity in Leadership – Summer 2016. On July 12, 2016 along with representatives from the California Dental Association, Deloitte of Sacramento, we engaged in a delightful and enlightening conversation with…

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Strategic Planning or Strategic Management – A Rorschach Test

Mental health providers use the Rorschach Test as a clinical tool for assessing and determining a person’s personality and emotional capacity. Using images or the ink blot, people will see different things that reflect different preexisting perspectives. How we view strategic planning and strategic management is like a Rorschach test. Our country’s constantly changing diversity…

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Life After AmeriCorps – A Fantastic Learning Opportunity for All Involved

On March 18th I had the honor of talking with a group of young adults and emerging leaders who are members of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps during their Life After AmeriCorps Conference held at the Pacific Regional Campus in McClellan, CA. These emerging leaders wanted to know more about health insurance, the Affordable Care…

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Creating the Ideal Quality Improvement Program

A QA/QI Program is an important part of a medical practice in that it ensures regulatory compliance and improves performance through auditing and education. It also measures the overall quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of the practice. Our engagements often include helping our clients with setting up their QA/QI programs, sometimes from scratch and sometimes from…

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Strategic Planning versus Strategic Management

In a recent conversation with a friend and colleague, who is a physician and strategist for a multi-state health care system, we shared our respective experiences regarding strategic planning and in particular for healthcare organizations. It was a good exchange because of our diverse backgrounds – I have more than 20 years of FQHC experience.…

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2015 NCQA PCMH Congress

We attended the inaugural NCQA PCMH Congress in San Francisco last weekend and were quite impressed with the turnout (more than 800 attendees!) and material presented. Main themes that emerged throughout the program include return on investment strategies that apply to the volume-based payment and value-based payment environments, practice transformation and project management best practices, integrated…

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Glide Foundation: Authentic and Transparent Leadership During Critical Change

Glide Foundation and Glide Health Services In 2014 we had the privilege of working with the GLIDE Foundation on a project to help manage the operations of the Foundation’s primary healthcare clinic, GLIDE Health Services, and to help gather needed information during a time of transition and major change. This article describes our learning from…

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Considerations for Hiring an Interim CEO

We can all agree that there are numerous reasons why CEO positions become vacant – from life changing events to a mutual understanding between the executive and board that the leadership has to change. We can also all agree that searching for next CEO can be quick or take as long as a year, and…

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Welcome to R3S Group

Who We Are Welcome to R3S Group. We’re a group of professionals who are working hard to support our communities. We started R3S Group about a year and a half ago and while we have experienced some great clients and changes on the way, we are still learning – which means we are still changing.…

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