“Episode 125: Linking Healthcare Innovation and Organizational Strategy, with Chris Cornue from Navicent Health”
by Stacey Richter

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As Chief Strategy and Chief Innovation Officer, Christopher Cornue leads Navicent Health’s efforts to plan for the future and meet the organization’s mission, vision and values. He collaborates with the organization’s leaders, caregivers, physicians and community and other key stakeholders to establish and execute on strategy, operations and innovation across the system.

Christopher has more than 20 years of professional healthcare experience. He leverages his expertise in leadership, operations, strategy, physician relationships, thought leadership and clinical performance both domestically and globally. He has been a thought leader at Sg2 where he led the consulting practice, oversaw the Center for the Future, and served as a trusted advisor to healthcare organizations.

He was CEO of McKee Medical Center in Colorado, where he led the organization to strong financial performance and top decile performance in quality outcomes and patient satisfaction while creating an engaged workforce. He was vice president at Sinai Health System, where he held system and medical group leadership, operational and strategic responsibilities. He worked with major academic medical centers nationwide at University HealthSystem Consortium, and held several leadership roles at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Christopher has collaborated with international partners to further global healthcare strategies and solutions, and serves as an expert and mentor with the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua). He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds bachelor of science degrees in biology and chemistry and a master of science degree in health services administration from Gannon University.


00:00 Why Chris decided to join the Navicent Health team.
01:20 The change in Rural Health.
02:30 The combination of Strategy and Innovation as a Core Synergy for Healthcare in the future.
03:30 Why Strategy of the past won’t work for the future of Healthcare.
06:00 Coming up with Strategic plans.
09:00 The ‘Givens’ when coming up with a Strategic Plan.
10:15 Responding and Understanding the needs of the Consumer.
11:45 Discussing what Population Health truly is.
12:00 The shift from Fee for Service to Value.
13:30 Understanding future relevance and sustaining it long term.
14:40 “We do particular things, and then we slip.”
15:30 Learning to sustain improvements.
16:00 Chris talks about Navicent’s Center for Disruption and Innovation.
21:00 Making Change happen.
22:40 Adapting, not Adopting.
28:40 “You want to have a safe environment where it’s okay to fail.”
30:00 Initiatives to watch coming out of the CFDI.
32:00 You can find out more at www.navicenthealth.org, on twitter @navicenthealth, and on LinkedIn.

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