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A change by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional To my loyal readers I've been writing this blog for over 9 years, starting during my tenure as CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,  and continuing now over f ... Read on »
Two words by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional As I head into a Labor Day weekend blogging break, I offer this thought Have you noticed the latest fad in hospital advertising? The idea is to present a two-word sum ... Read on »
Solving the Provider Directory Problem for the Country by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor In many previous posts, I’ve written about the importance of enabling infrastructure to accelerate interoperability.   The standards are not the rate limiting step, but the ... Read on »
Medicare spending surges again by Jason S. Patient Expert The August update to the Congressional Budget Office’s 10-year economic outlook is fairly rosy.  The deficit will ‘only’ be $426 billion, which is $59 billion less tha ... Read on »
The Cons of Restrictive Prior Authorization Policies by Jason S. Patient Expert Dr Dana Goldman, a USC professor and partner at my employer–Precision Health Economics–explains how restrictive prior authorization policies can adversely affect the c ... Read on »
MA Health Quality Partners display variation by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Here's some nice work from the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners , a part of their Practice Pattern Variation Analysis (PPVA) program. There are 40 conditions identifi ... Read on »
Market for "Perfect Poop" by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor From CNN: " One man's poop is another's medicine ". Donors who qualify can earn $40 per sample of "perfect poop", to be used for fecal transplantation to treat patients w ... Read on »
A game plan for successful labor management by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert As the summer begins to wind down and football kicks off, we stop to celebrate our contributions as workers on Labor Day. More often than not, these efforts can be overl ... Read on »
Clean 'em up: An approach to hand hygiene by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Noticing the ineffectiveness of certain approaches to garnering hospital and doctor compliance with important safety standards (like hand hygiene), Brad Flansbaum offers a ... Read on »
What You Need to Know About PA’s Child Protective Services Law by Todd R. Patient Expert Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Law received a major overhaul after the Penn State child abuse scandal.  On July 1, 2015, Gov. Wolf signed into law the third, and ... Read on »