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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

The Collapse of Complex Systems

How do we apply this thinking to healthcare delivery, which has become increasingly complex and expensive? From: www.shirky.com/weblog/2010/04/the-collapse-of-complex-business-models/ “… when the ecosystem stops rewarding complexity, it is the people who figure out how to work… Read more

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