According to the American Council on Education, women have earned half or more of all baccalaureate degrees for the past three decades and half of all doctoral degrees for almost a decade. However, despite the number of female graduates available for leadership positions, globally the proportion of senior business roles held by women stands at 24%, up slightly from 22% in 2015 (Forbes). Forum Solutions’ Marissa Iannarone shares her recommendations to inspire and accelerate female leaders.
Blockchain technology offers the ability to securely share information and execute transactions between multiple entities in a decentralized way. Blockchain enables businesses to collaborate and scale in a trusted, transparent way. Here are 4 reasons to care about blockchain and the value it can bring to an organization.
No shock that protecting any customer’s data is increasingly keeping IT leadership awake at night. Healthcare being perhaps the penultimate example, organizations constantly wrestle with balancing availability of data with security concerns. Yet healthcare presents inherent challenges that go well beyond the realm of the traditional IT purview.
Over the course of a year, the Forum Solutions team, working hands-on across all functions of the organization, helped Seattle Children’s create a clear vision for leading the massive change the organization would undergo. This included developing an integrated and actionable program plan with clear roles and responsibilities and a strong change management and communication plan. Forum Solutions facilitated the collaboration across business, technology and vendor resources to drive forward as a single, cohesive team effort.
For the last 12 months, I had an incredible opportunity to live and breathe an enterprise-level software system upgrade that impacted all major functional areas of a local healthcare organization. My functional title was Project Coordinator handling reporting and assessing progress but my role was to be the “connective tissue” between business stakeholders, operational resources, and technical teams. For over 12 months we drove the various workstreams to a successful launch in June of this year. Now complete and operational, here are my top 5 takeaways from this effort.
By taking a step back and evaluating business needs and expectations before hiring new IT leadership, Forum was able to identify CBG’s opportunities to add capabilities, close blind spots, and focus attention on the evolving external environment.
Forum Solutions worked with the client’s senior advisory board to first evaluate the pilots and then to evaluate specific solutions, from deploying scribes in primary and specialty care to advanced voice-to-data applications. Solutions were evaluated across a variety of criteria co-developed by the Forum team, including the provider experience, ability to affect provider work-life balance, clinical quality, and patient experience.
Many health systems are experimenting with ways to lessen the burden on primary care, including changing scheduling practices to accommodate different types of visits, implementing call centers, and creating value-based (rather than volume based) compensation plans. Some are providing scribes, a third person in the room (or virtually) documenting the visit in the medical record in “real” time.
Forum Solutions’ three co-founders and managing directors – Shelley Holm, Paul Lambert, and Geeta McCormack – were interviewed by Seattle radio 101 KXL’s Business Briefing with Brian Bushlach. They were asked to speak on topics ranging from how they got their starts with Forum to the sectors and the projects that they are actively engaged in.
Savers’ business and engineering teams began working immediately to design and develop various components of the Customer Fundraising Portal. However, each team soon realized they had different understandings on who their customer was and how the customer fundraising portal would be used.