Congressional Budget Office: Care management programs only work if care managers have face to face contact with patients and substantial interaction with physicians
This month, Lyle Nelson of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a “working paper” summarizing the results of a decade of experience with 6 care management
During the last 20 years, we have experienced wave after wave of new frameworks for improving health care. Each had its own terminology, ardently promoted
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,
The debate about what to maximize when selecting candidates for care management programs: Accuracy? ROI? Net Savings? Or Cost-Effectiveness?
When doing analysis, it is really important to clarify up front what it is you are actually trying to figure out. This sounds so obvious.
Hospitalists have been focused on reducing hospital length of stay, but not so much on smooth transitions to ambulatory care
A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine compared the economic outcomes of hospital episodes managed by hospitalists to those managed by the patients’
Health Care Heroes: Wilmer Rutt, MD – Adapting the R&D Concept to Health Care Provider Organizations
This morning, I read the results from a clinical trial of ovarian cancer screening in JAMA. The trial showed that ovarian cancer screening was not
Google engineering too slow? Facebook too invested in the wrong data model to adapt? Are you kidding me?
Few things in my work life are better than finding mind-blowing information from other industries and figuring out the implications for healthcare. I recently read
Imagine that you are a new homeowner, shopping for insurance for your new house. You live in an area prone to earthquakes, and you are