An organization can be as simple as two people working together for a common goal. How they work together is about relationship. At the Colloquium organizational development is about cultivating healthy relationships. Individuals in healthcare today have numerous relationships. How these relationships come together is about culture. At the Colloquium, our approach to organizational development orients your hospital’s culture toward heart failure in a positive way. Hospitals are in a rapid change environment. A hospital with a healthy culture becomes a crucible for healthy change. The Colloquium provides an organized and systematic approach to guide that change. Your hospital emerges as an effective learning organization capable of tackling the complexities of heart failure.
Your Coach and Mentor
Theories describing organizational change abound. In healthcare today it often takes an outside agent who is focused and disciplined. The Colloquium is a change agent that is intimately familiar with healthcare and hospitals. Each new member hospital is paired with a coach and mentor. It starts with a relationship. The hospital key contact begins work with the coach and mentor. As the coach and mentor begin to understand the hospital better, the key contact also gains insight into the improvement process. All highly effective organizations require effective leadership. The next step is to establish your heart failure leadership team (HFLT). They will navigate the Colloquiumâ€™s ten step process for heart failure improvement together with your coach and mentor.
Your Heart Failure Leadership Team
Your hospital needs to consistently put the right resources in the right place at the right time. Success requires informed leadership. The core members of the HFLT come from within your hospital. They include a heart failure coordinator, a heart failure medical director and a C suite level administrator. The bandwidth of the core members of your HFLT is leveraged by the strengths of the coach and mentor whose training and experience that complements your own. After an introductory launch meeting, the combined group begins the process of becoming informed leadership: the gap analysis of your hospital related to heart failure across the entire continuum of care.