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Shaping the Future of Asthma Care Collaboration and Innovation at UUHS

I¿m proud to recognize that a short time ago, Flory Nkoy, M.D., M.S., M.P.H. was awarded a significant research award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). With this award, Flory and University of Utah Health Sciences will study asthma in children and how better monitoring of the disease could improve health. Besides the remarkable implications of this study, both the collaborative and innovative spirits with which this grant was secured are successful examples of the true culture of our institution.

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Be a Driver of Change

In any large complex organization, there are many changing circumstances every day that require the system to react. In health sciences we might receive a new regulation from CMS, a request for applications from the NIH, an accreditation site visit, a celebrity patient and so forth. On a daily level, the effective management of these events represents the majority of what most of the organization is focused on, and rightfully so as our success depends upon it.

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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Need to Get Transparent

Bringing to light the many aspects of our health care crisis, many newspapers, magazines, and blogs seem to be attacking our national health systems. An informed consumer (patient) is a necessary piece of the puzzle, and of late, we are proud to note the good news that we have bent the cost curve.

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