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4 Methods of Decision Making - Which is Right for You?

Posted by Jennifer Renshaw on Jan 18, 2018 2:30:00 PM

I recently read the book Crucial Conversations, when I came across a section that hit me as being very applicable to Lucro. It offered a new way of looking at how decisions are made and what factors are important in determining the best method. Let’s review the methods for decision making, their strengths, and how to apply each to make the best decisions for you.

Methods of Decision Making

  • Command

The Command method is when decisions are made without involving others. This can also be called authoritative and is, of course, the fastest option because you aren’t delayed by other people offering their opinions or discussing other solutions.

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Topics: About Lucro, Healthcare Vendors, Healthcare Leaders, Decision Making, Thought Leaders, Process Improvement, Vendor Partners, Vendor Selection

Top 5 Mistakes Made During Vendor Selection and RFPs

Posted by Jennifer Renshaw on Dec 13, 2017 8:25:00 AM

The pressure is on. You better make sure your selected vendor is top-notch, has incredible onboarding, works with you to ensure a timely implementation, and doesn’t rob you blind. After going through this process with several marketing automation tools, I’ve experienced first-hand the biggest pitfalls of vendor selection. I’ll let you learn from my mistakes, so you don’t have to make them, too.

  1. 1. Assuming you know all the players

Of course you know most of the big players in the market for your project or initiative - but what about those new, innovative companies who have created products better suited for the future, or those partners you already work with who have another product line (that you don’t know about)?

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Topics: Healthcare Vendors, Purchasing Decisions, Healthcare Leaders, Decision Making, Sales Process, Vendor Partners, RFP, Vendor Selection, RFPs

Innovative Health IT Companies Who Are Changing Healthcare: A Vendor Community Shout Out

Posted by Jennifer Renshaw on Jul 14, 2017 9:18:05 AM

Working with Innovative Health IT Companies is a Breath of Fresh Air

On a daily basis, I get to discover a lot of the amazing health IT companies who are addressing some of the biggest problems in healthcare and finding innovative solutions for them. As the head of marketing, I want to share with you one of coolest parts of my job here at Lucro. It’s time some of our vendor community gets a shout out for driving innovation in an industry that is usually years (even decades) behind.

In Lucro, health care organizations create projects to advance their strategic priorities. “Boards,” as they are called within the app,  help teams find and decide on the best vendor partners for the project. As I’ve researched vendors for some of the project boards in our platform, I came across several that gave me a renewed excitement about innovations that can change the landscape of how we’ve customarily defined healthcare. Here are just a few of the ones I’ve come across that I think deserve kudos for what they’re doing.*

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Topics: Healthcare Vendors, healthcare innovation, Lucro vendor community, healthcare IT vendors, Innovation, Vendor Partners, Vendor Selection, IT solutions

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