We focus on optimizing care processes, analyzing data, implementing technology, and the other technical and scientific aspects of our work to improve health care. But,
Michigan physicians are more focused on medical homes and accountable care organizations and more optimistic about careers in medicine. Coincidence?
A recent article in Crains Detroit Business reported the results of a national physician survey conducted by The Doctors’ Company, a large malpractice insurer. According
To resolve conflicts, re-frame polar positions as optimization between undesirable extremes. But, sometimes there is no way to win.
In politics and professional life, achieving success requires the ability to resolve conflicts. I’ve noticed that conflicts often become entrenched because the opposing parties both
Health Care Heroes: Don Berwick, MD – Adapting industrial quality improvement principles to the improvement of health care processes
Last week, Don Berwick, MD, announced his resignation as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Now is a good time to
Catching up on some reading, I came across this article in Medical News Today, describing the results of survey research conducted by Brenda E. Sirovich,
How do we reduce errors in software and data analysis? Culture of Accountability vs. Culture of Learning
A young colleague recently wrote to me complaining of frustration from having to deal with a high rate of errors in software development and data
Advocates of “accountable care organizations” (ACOs) are careful to avoid the terminology of “managed care,” which is widely viewed as a failed model from the
Reports of the death of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in the U.S. may have been exaggerated: The ongoing case of Mammography
Guidelines for the use of mammograms to screen for breast cancer have been the topic of one of the fiercest and longest-running debates in medicine.
This morning, I read a set of slides published by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Health Research and Education Trust (HRET) called “Striving
Back in the mid-1990s, when I was working in the Center for Clinical Effectiveness at the Henry Ford Health System, I had the privilege and