6 must-reads for healthcare leaders this week

Last week, readers gravitated toward articles on Bill Gates' summer reading list, how to create a culture of innovation and retiring Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO Dr. James Weinstein's ideas for rebuilding the U.S. healthcare system.

Find those and other articles on Becker's leadership channel here.

1. Bill Gates says these 5 books should be on your summer reading list
Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, authored a short column in Time detailing five books that "pushed [him] out of [his] own experiences" and "made [him] question [his] own thinking about how the world works."

2. The critical few: Injecting a dose of innovation into your culture
As Peter Drucker famously stated, culture eats strategy for breakfast. This is especially true when it comes to innovation strategies. As many healthcare leaders can attest, cultural resistance can be one of the main barriers to innovation.

3. Building the hospital of the future: 5 questions with Keck Medicine of USC CEO Tom Jackiewicz
Los Angeles-based Keck Medicine of USC is located in a competitive market alongside UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, but CEO Tom Jackiewicz sees opportunities to serve the local community and work with physicians to build a brand based on providing quality patient care.

4. Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO Dr. James Weinstein: 'If we had to redesign healthcare today, it wouldn't look anything like it does now' — 9 ideas for change
James Weinstein, MD, is set to retire from his role as president and CEO of Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health June 30, after six years at the helm of the only academic medical center in the state. At the healthcare symposium May 18 at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Ill., Dr. Weinstein spoke about how the government, businesses, industry leaders and communities can rethink the current models of healthcare to better focus on equity versus "brick and mortar solutions that don't address the social and economic issues of our times."

5. Word from the C-suite: 'Health IT opens a whole new level of innovation'
One healthcare executive firmly believes all hospitals and healthcare organizations should utilize health IT to improve administrators access to data to build a network that can provide individualized care to all patients.

6. Resistance to change can be remedied with these 4 tips
Between 50 and 75 percent of change efforts fail, and for those that succeed, many don't end up resembling the original vision, according to research cited by the Harvard Business Review.

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