Driving Project Changes in the Complex World of Pharma

by Paula Alsher on Thu, May 10, 2018 @ 02:13 PM

Like so many other industries, Pharma is experiencing rapid and highly disruptive change focused on driving innovation and cost efficiencies, all at an accelerated pace. It’s a complex and competitive environment. Clinical process improvement, R&D process changes, re-structuring, new regulatory requirements, and new technology are all more challenging in what is often a matrixed, global structure. What’s more, changes go well beyond drug discovery: transformational changes are also impacting the business side of Pharma

Next Generation Change Management for Consulting Companies: Increase Revenue and Improve Client Satisfaction

by Paula Alsher on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 @ 10:05 AM

That’s promising a lot, but it’s a realistic promise, too. When you are a consulting company (and we are one) you are on a constant quest for new business and increased revenue. There is more competition than ever. Standing apart from your competition can be a challenge, especially if you are competing against one of the big consulting companies.  

Building your change management capability is one option worthy of consideration. 

Measuring Change Management: A Client Shares Clinical and Business Outcomes

by Paula Alsher on Thu, Nov 02, 2017 @ 11:05 AM

One of the common challenges Change Agents confront is getting Sponsors to see how their commitment of resources to Change Management can actually make a difference in business results. We hear this all the time from clients who know that projects could be implemented faster and more successfully if they managed the “people-side” of projects with more discipline. We experience it, too, in our own change management consulting

The Change Management Journey of Mercy Healthcare: An AIM Case Study

by Paula Alsher on Thu, Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:41 PM

Mercy Healthcare is the 5th largest Catholic Healthcare System in the United States.  They have facilities in 4 states and employ over 40,000 people.  Between the Affordable Healthcare Act, plus sweeping clinical and operational changes, Mercy is typical of the crazy, busy world of healthcare today.  In fact, they are a complex, innovative and forward-thinking organization that considers “change” a constant part of their lives. 

Follow This Prescription for Healthcare Transformation Success

by Paula Alsher on Thu, Oct 06, 2016 @ 10:54 AM

Transformational change can be found across almost every organization in just about every industry. But, truth be told there may not be an industry undergoing more significant and rapid change than Healthcare.  In addition to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the Healthcare industry is experiencing a myriad of other changes.  The implementation of cross-functional patient care models, cost-efficiency driven operational changes, new facilities, and ongoing compliance requirements are just the tip of the iceberg. 

Change Leadership for Healthcare Transformational Change

by Paula Alsher on Tue, Jan 21, 2014 @ 08:41 AM

There may be no industry undergoing more significant and rapid change than healthcare.  Transformational changes abound, whether it is in healthcare delivery (clinical redesign and transformation) or on the support side with changes created by electronic medical records or ICD 10.  

Healthcare Transformation Sponsorship is #1 Priority

by Paula Alsher on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 09:44 AM

In the whirlwind of activity surrounding healthcare transformational change, it's easy to be uncertain of where to put your focus.  So much is going on, and in many organizations the constraints are more significant than ever before.  If you are charged with supporting the implementation of a project or program, where should you be spending your time? 

Getting Value Realization for Healthcare Transformational Change

by Paula Alsher on Tue, Nov 05, 2013 @ 03:33 PM

In our change management consulting, we work across many industries and organizations that are in the throes of transformation. The healthcare industry may well be the leader in transformational change.  In addition to the implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act (also known as Obamacare), healthcare is experiencing a myriad of other changes, including:

Transformational Change in Healthcare: 5 Quick Tips

by Paula Alsher on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 @ 11:14 AM

Are your healthcare reform-related transformational changes on time and on budget?  Are you seeing warning signs that some of the changes may stall, or take too long, or not drive sustained behavioral changes in important stakeholder groups, especially physicians?