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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 […]

Summer Reading

July 2, 2009


Institute of Medicine. (2001). Crossing the Quality Chasm. Washington D.C.: National Academy Press. Malcolm K. Sparrow. (2000). License to Steal–How Fraud Bleeds America’s Health Care System. Boulder: Westview Press (Perseus). Robert H. Blank and Viola Burau. (2007). Comparative Health Policy, 2nd ed. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan. Samuel Levey and N. Paul Loomba. (1984). Health Care Administration–A Managerial Perspective, 2nd […]

Readings for today

July 1, 2009


    MICHAEL NIELSON: Is scientific publishing about to be disrupted? via CShaffer (fb via twitter) Exploring the Harmful Effects of Health Care by Charles M. Kilo; Eric B. Larson JAMA. 2009; 302:89-91. State Licensure and Professional Monopolies in Medicine by Rebecca A. Harris JAMA. 2009; 302:35-a. both via JAMA Topic Collection […]

My latest health care executive dashboard project…

July 22, 2008


…is nearing completion. Here’s a sample image. (You can have a copy of the real thing, sans data and formatting,  for…umm…how about $40k. This was a tremendous amount of work!) Click it to see a larger version (about 220kb). JPEG compression has not treated it well; the real thing is much prettier. I tried to […]


November 28, 2007


Sparklines are beautiful. Impactful. Simple. Elegant. I’m going to try to start using this concept as soon as possible. I’m taking a course in healthcare info systems this semester, and we hear constant talk about “dashboards.” Example dashboards are invariably hideous or so simple that too little information is conveyed. I think this idea has […]