Archive for November, 2011
Teaching today requires the skill of DISorienteering: Undoing the mind maps that entrap learners #influencerNovember 22nd, 2011
Fostering Critical Thinking in the Classroom…
Use “student understandings” form.
It is important that students clearly understand what instructors expect of them. We recommend the use of a “student understandings” form. This form can be given at the beginning of the course and reviewed accordingly. Students then initial each item as you explain it, indicating their understanding. Here are sample items one might include in such a form:
- I understand that there are intellectual standards in this course and that I am responsible for monitoring my own learning.
- I understand that the class will focus on practice not on lecture.
- I understand that on a typical class day I will be working in a small group and that I will be responsible to take an active part in advancing the assigned work of the group.
- I understand that I will be held regularly responsible for assessing my own work using criteria discussed in class.
- I understand that if at any time in the semester I feel unsure about my grade, I may request an assessment from the instructor.
- I understand that I must keep a journal, using a specific format and including 20 entries in the course of the semester.
- I understand that there are 27 short written assignments, one due for several class days.
- I understand that there is an oral exam that is a mastery exam, and that I must pass this exam to pass the class.
- I understand that I must do a Self-Evaluation in which I make a case for receiving a particular grade using criteria provided in class and citing evidence from my work across the semester.
- I understand that the work of the course requires consistent classroom attendance and active participation.
- I understand the basis of the final grade as outlined in the syllabus.
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Why Wall Street believes Cerner will continue leading the charge…
A two-touchdown favorite. That’s how Cerner is viewed in the health care technology sector by many of the most respected Wall Street investment firms. In October, industry analysts attended CHC, talked with our clients, and came away reaffirmed in their belief that Cerner is the team to beat in HIT. Here are some highlights from their research.
Implementation: Cerner clients are happy, competitors are bottlenecked.
Goldman Sachs: “Cerner customers reported satisfaction with implementations, with management able to accommodate accelerations in attestation timelines as well as to begin implementation immediately for new customers…No channel checks with Cerner clients reported dissatisfaction with Cerner implementation and support. One channel check stated that it had elected to accelerate its attestation timeframe and Cerner was able to accommodate. Cerner is beginning implementation immediately with the recently announced Ventura County contract. (Editor’s Note: This was a direct win over a major competitor.) These data points contrast with key competitors who are experiencing bottlenecks with advancing existing clients to meet Stage 1 and Stage 2 of Meaningful Use.”
- Goldman Sachs, Global Investment Research, October 12, 2011
Gaining ground in client service and satisfaction.
Citigroup: “Over the last five years, Cerner has done a much better job of servicing clients, leading to higher satisfaction levels and a renewed sense of partnership. This sentiment was echoed recently by the trade group KLAS, which highlighted Cerner’s improved service levels in a presentation delivered to the investment community.”
- Citigroup Global Markets, Company Update, October 17, 2011
Ahead of the pack on Meaningful Use.
J.P. Morgan: “(On Meaningful Use,) Cerner clients represent a disproportionately higher percentage relative to the company’s national market share, which we believe is a testament to the company’s strength in delivering on Stage 1 requirements, and could in turn boost the company’s marketing efforts as the focus turns to Stage 2.”
- J.P. Morgan, North America Equity Research, October 11, 2011
Revenue Cycle accelerating.