“Keep it simple, stupid.” The “K.I.S.S.” principle. Generally a good idea, but not always. Consider three types of simplification: Leaning. This is about getting rid
This morning, I read about the recently announced next generation version of the CMS Comprehensive Primary Care model, which will require multi-payer participation and will
Criticism of ProPublica’s Surgical Scorecard fails to consider the possibility of real, useful analytics.
Last week, ProPublica published a scorecard of surgical death and complication rates of more than 17,000 surgeons for 8 elective procedures using Medicare data. As
This week, I accompanied my daughter and her elementary school classmates on a field trip to see the musical “The Sound of Music.” To my
In the dust-up about “rebooting” the EHR meaningful use incentive program, “the Emperor has no clothes” has been the most interesting response.
Last month, six Republican senators released a document entitled “Reboot: Reexamining the strategies needed to successfully adopt health IT.” The report asserts that the original goal
Physician-led ACOs now outnumber Hospital-based ACOs: Why this makes sense, and where our terminology breaks down.
At a recent meeting of the American College of Physicians covered in MedPage Today, Neil Kirschner, PhD reported on the growth of ACOs. Dr. Kirschner is
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,
Compliance and Process Improvement are Opposites, no matter how hard you try to make compliance “meaningful”
I’m attending the HIMSS’13 conference in New Orleans this week, a huge assemblage of health care IT people and the bewilderingly diverse collection of technology
Recently, Jesdeep Bassi and Francis Lau of the University of Victoria (British Columbia) published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) another in
I don’t normally read the Harvard Business Review. I find it a bit too cool. Trying too hard to coin new words. Over-simplifying complex issues.