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Street Fighting Math

July 28, 2010


…want this book! 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 The PDF itself: Advertisements

Deloitte’s 2010 Survey of Health Consumers

April 26, 2010

0 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


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


Here’s a nice monday morning read–Clay Shirky‘s “The collapse of complex business models” from 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


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: PDF full text:

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, June 2009

July 8, 2009


Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, June 2009

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

July 6, 2009


A side-by-side comparison of the leading comprehensive reform proposals from the Kaiser Family Foundation: