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Street Fighting Math

July 28, 2010

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…want this book! http://www.amazon.com/Street-Fighting-Mathematics-Educated-Guessing-Opportunistic/dp/026251429X An earlier version is available for free download at MITOpenCourseware. The MITOpenCourseware site for the course: 18.098 / 6.099 Street-Fighting Mathematics / As taught in: January IAP 2008 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-098-street-fighting-mathematics-january-iap-2008/readings/ The PDF itself: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-098-street-fighting-mathematics-january-iap-2008/readings/sf_math.pdf

Deloitte’s 2010 Survey of Health Consumers

April 26, 2010

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http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_GX/global/insights/focus-on-the-issues/dcc690a7aacd6210VgnVCM100000ba42f00aRCRD.htm Now available online: Deloitte 2010 Survey of Health Consumers. It covers the following countries: Canada France Germany Switzerland United Kingdom United States (alternatively, download the PDF)

Data for Health Administrators

April 20, 2010

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A distant hope for long-term returns or vague calculations …don’t seem to carry the day in hospitals and clinics facing large and immediate financial losses.-Don Berwick (IHI, CMS) What’s measured improves. -Peter Drucker So much of health adminstration is a struggle to understand what is happening internal and external to the organization, without ever having […]

Clay Shirky’s “The collapse of complex business models”

April 5, 2010

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Here’s a nice monday morning read–Clay Shirky‘s “The collapse of complex business models” from http://www.shirky.com/weblog/2010/04/the-collapse-of-complex-business-models/ It would be easy to regard this as short-sighted on their part, but that ignores the realities of culture. For a century, ATT’s culture had prized—insisted on—quality of service. Their HR Department worked to identify potential employees who would be […]

Available online: “A Strategy for Health Care Reform — Toward a Value-Based System”

July 13, 2009

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Volume 361:109-112 July 9, 2009 Number 2 A Strategy for Health Care Reform — Toward a Value-Based System Michael E. Porter, Ph.D. HTML full text: http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/NEJMp0904131 PDF full text: http://content.nejm.org/cgi/reprint/361/2/109.pdf

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, June 2009

July 8, 2009

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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, June 2009     http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/upload/7924.pdf

So, in case you haven’t noticed, there’s something going on in healthcare…

July 6, 2009

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A side-by-side comparison of the leading comprehensive reform proposals from the Kaiser Family Foundation: http://conyers.house.gov/_files/SidebySideComparisonofMajorHealthCareProposals.pdf