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Transitions of Care

Just connecting existing systems and data would unlock a lot of our frustrations, improving the healthcare experience for patients and care providers alike. When I was a patient, filling out similar forms containing similar data,… Read more

Social Determinants of Health

Western countries are extremely lucky to benefit from both wealth and longevity. This is something that hasn’t happened in previous generations. It is widely believed that healthcare, including public health, has contributed immensely to this… Read more

Health’s financial paradox

How do we convince health administrators of the benefit of interventions when the savings aren’t ‘seen’ in decreased expenditure, but are spent on alternative/ extra services that otherwise couldn’t occur? The author here suggests on… Read more

Letting Patients Read the Doctor’s Notes

Summary: In a one-year trial, patients who were allowed to read all the notes their doctors wrote about them in their medical charts were enthusiastic. Surprisingly, so were most of their doctors. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/04/letting-patients-read-the-doctors-notes/ Comment: Consistent… Read more

The Big Idea: How to Solve the Cost Crisis in Health Care

Please email me if you would like a copy of this article, or view it at http://hbr.org/2011/09/how-to-solve-the-cost-crisis-in-health-care/ar/1 The authors present a new model for costing healthcare, that better apportions costs to activites. This allows understanding… Read more

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