Zero Suicide Goes to… Washington?

shutterstock_62264485Let’s dream for a moment. It’s early 2016 and the Get Ready for Hillary campaign is storming the country. In a press conference, her running mate announces a bold and innovative healthcare initiative that will comprise an important component of the Clinton platform. It’s a call for Zero Suicide, a pledge to replicate the success of Dr. Ed Coffey’s team at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. Innovative pilots in Arizona, New York, Texas, and Tennessee are cited. Read more

Assembling the Team

3192224-x_menRecovery Innovations is hiring senior executives!

Hannibal Smith’s favorite catch phrase was, “I love it when a plan comes together.” But, the plan only got figured out in each and every episode of The A-Team because first, there was a great group putting their minds and efforts together.

Today’s equivalent is the super hero team. In the juggernaut Marvel series The Avengers, an unlikely group of individuals with a diverse set of special skills come together for a bigger purpose. Read more

Improving Performance with the Balanced Scorecard (and the King)

2015-02-03_17-02-18It’s been said that frameworks are a dime a dozen… but you have to have one. Prior to 1990, many businesses focused their measurement on finance alone, which tended to discourage continuous improvement and innovation. These companies lacked a systemic model.

In 1992, the Harvard Business School devised the four quadrant Balanced Scorecard, “a fast but comprehensive view.” Instead of isolating a single issue to the potential detriment of other important factors, the Balanced Scorecard sought to integrate four key perspectives: Read more

Avoid Crisis Not Top Ten… Join #NatCon15

In the last few years, nearly a dozen US states have determined it was time to end the “Not Top Ten.” This decision is leading to an investment of hundreds of millions with a new level of expectation for psychiatric crisis services; crisis stabilization facilities, crisis respite, mobile crisis and high-tech crisis call centers.

What is the “Not Top Ten?” On Super Bowl Sunday, it’s easy to think about the plays that made SportsCenter for the wrong reasons. Read more