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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 […]

Kaiser Health News

February 24, 2010

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http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org A description from their site: Kaiser Health News (KHN) is a nonprofit news organization committed to in-depth coverage of health care policy and politics. KHN’s mission is to provide high-quality coverage of health policy issues and developments at the federal and state levels. In addition, KHN covers trends in the delivery of health care […]

“What do providers need to start preparing for?” by John Toussaint

October 26, 2009

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http://www.createhealthcarevalue.com/blog/post/?bid=107 What do providers need to start preparing for? Here is my opinion about the core elements of the 5 bills presently in the Senate and House and what it may mean for doctors and hospitals by John S. Toussaint, MD President and CEO, ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value. He writes: …I would estimate that […]

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

NYT 4-26-09: Doctor Shortage Proves Obstacle to Obama Goals

April 26, 2009

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Doctor Shortage Proves Obstacle to Obama Goals By ROBERT PEAR Published: April 27, 2009 Available online: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/health/policy/27care.html Some of the proposed solutions, while advancing one of President Obama’s goals, could frustrate others. Increasing the supply of doctors, for example, would increase access to care but could make it more difficult to rein in costs. The […]

Redefining Healthcare by Porter & Teisberg

January 15, 2009

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Got this one for Christmas; it’s so far a solid read, if half-baked in discussion of the practical application of the authors’ theory. See official reviews and the public opinions in the links below: http://www.hbs.edu/rhc/index.html http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2007/03/23/health-reform-redefining-health-care/ http://www2.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=467830 http://www.thehealthcareblog.com/the_health_care_blog/2007/03/business_profes.html http://books.google.com/ http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/297/10/1103 …also see the energetic exchange of diatribes (off-topic but interesting nonetheless) in this posting on […]

More assigned readings

January 9, 2009

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How To Make Sense Of Medical Statistics Listen Now [28 min 2 sec] Talk of the Nation, January 9, 2009 · Relative risk, absolute risk, number needed to treat: medical research papers are loaded with confusing statistics. Steven Woloshin and Lisa M. Schwartz, authors of the book Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics, talk about […]