Using Dr. Deming’s Ideas at Baptist Memorial Health Care

Deming Institute

Skip Steward, Chief Improvement Office (CIO) for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation in Memphis, Tennessee is the latest guest on the Deming Podcast ( download the podcast ). Related: Healthcare, Paradigm Shifts and the Influence of W.E.

Why The Health Care Reform Debate Makes Me Sick

The Recovering Engineer

As I look at the health care reform debate, I see a number of these behaviors in the way the discussion(s) is (are) proceeding. I am not a doctor, pharmacist, attorney, drug company executive or any other person who has deep insights into the intricacies of our health care system.

Why The Health Care Reform Debate Makes Me Sick

The Recovering Engineer

As I look at the health care reform debate, I see a number of these behaviors in the way the discussion(s) is (are) proceeding. I am not a doctor, pharmacist, attorney, drug company executive or any other person who has deep insights into the intricacies of our health care system.

“Doubt, Thus Verify” – Reflecting on Deadly Spin by Wendell Potter (On PR in the Health Care, and Other Industries)

First Friday Book Synopsis

All of the tactics used by the oil, beverage, and banking industries to influence lawmakers at every level of government were pulled straight from the cigarette makers’ playbook: Distract people from the real problem; generate fear; split communities with rhetoric, pitting one group against another; encourage people to doubt scientific conclusions; question whether there really […].

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Healthcare, Paradigm Shifts and the Influence of W.E. Deming

Deming Institute

It was primarily driven by the knowledge and skills of the individual practitioner who provided care to one patient at a time. Care of larger populations and more complex conditions required creation of hospitals where patients could be “housed” overnight.

4 Ways to Make Evidence-Based Practice the Norm in Health Care

Harvard Business Review

Change management Organizational culture Influence Healthcare Digital ArticleMake sure to consider local context.

Keeping Human Stories at the Center of Health Care

Harvard Business Review

Caring for the health and well-being of our fellow humans has always been viewed as a combination of art and science. With all the recent advances in technology, there is no doubt the health care industry as a whole gets an “A” in science. VCG/Getty Images.

Health Care Providers Should Publish Physician Ratings

Harvard Business Review

Early efforts to publish performance data about doctors and hospitals usually required a strong external force, such as pressure from a state department of health. This development may seem small, but if the trend grows, it will drive improvements in the quality of care. HBR STAFF.

What the Trump Administration Needs to Do About Health Care

Harvard Business Review

policy and institutions is unclear, but their approach to health care reform will have profound impacts on the health and well-being of the American people and on the U.S. Trump’s stated goal is to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), but the details of his plan are still unknown. Turning a blind eye to the potential for such a reaction could undermine efforts to build an efficient, high-quality health care sector.

Deming’s Ideas Applied at Intermountain Healthcare Since 1988

Deming Institute

Here is another of those articles: How Intermountain Trimmed Health Care Costs Through Robust Quality Improvement Efforts by Brent James and Lucy Savitz (2011). Its network of twenty-three hospitals and 160 clinics provides more than half of all health care delivered in the region.

How the New U.S. Tax Plan Will Affect Health Care

Harvard Business Review

The new Republican tax bill, which the House passed this afternoon and the Senate is expected to approve tonight, is complex, but what it will mean for health in the United States is simple: less. It will mean less health insurance for individuals; less coverage for elderly and poor Americans; less revenue for doctors, hospitals, and myriad health care businesses; and, quite possibly, a less-healthy, less-productive workforce. Many will also lose health insurance.

Getting Bundled Payments Right in Health Care

Harvard Business Review

Bundled payments — single payments that cover all the care for a patient’s medical condition or treatment over a specified timeframe — are increasingly being deployed to motivate the delivery of better patient outcomes at lower costs.

Task Shifting Could Help Lower Costs in U.S. Health Care

Harvard Business Review

This simple idea — that one should match the skill level of the individual to the skill requirements of a task — has influenced how many businesses operate. The task shifting logic also applies to health care. health care. Through a process we’ve termed “reverse innovation” these practices can be brought to other countries, including the United States, where health care costs are out of control.

Using Data to Increase Patient Engagement in Health Care

Harvard Business Review

Something similar is just starting to happen in health care. health-care industry in action, one billing claim or specialist referral at a time. Slowly but surely, these same techniques are being brought to the B2B space, and to health care.

Telemedicine Is Vital to Reforming Health Care Delivery

Harvard Business Review

Health care remains one of the few services that require people to have a face-to-face interaction to obtain access. Understanding telemedicine has now become crucial for decision makers in the health care industry, and I aim to help in that effort.

Health Care Becomes Entrepreneurial (Finally)

Harvard Business Review

Historically, this reality has been even more sobering in the health care sector, where the typical hardships experienced by any start-up have been amplified by numerous industry-specific challenges: Extensive regulation, entrenched players with a strong grip on the status quo, confusing paths to entry, and an even more opaque path to payment have made health care a particularly treacherous territory for entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship Health Innovation

Health Care Reform Is Good for Business

Harvard Business Review

The United States must achieve universal health coverage — not just for reasons of fairness and compassion, but to ensure efficient, high-value care. Skyrocketing health care costs will be reallocated to providers, employers, and consumers who have the means to pay. Everyone — businesses and individuals — will end up paying more in health care costs for poorer overall health outcomes. Government Health Innovation

What Is the Business of Health Care?

Harvard Business Review

The Emergence of Health as the Business of Health Care. The analogous situation in health care is that whereas doctors and hospitals focus on producing health care, what people really want is health. Health care is just a means to that end — and an increasingly expensive one. The Mobilizing Action toward Community Health project has been publishing ratings of county-level population health.

Large Employers Are Key to Reforming Health Care

Harvard Business Review

In a thoughtful review of the Affordable Care Act in The Journal of the American Medical Association , President Obama ends with a discussion of “lessons for future policy makers.” health care system.

The Health Care Industry Needs to Start Taking Women Seriously

Harvard Business Review

What is the greatest impediment preventing Americans from getting good health care? Surprisingly, it’s not the cost of care. UK, Germany, Japan, and Brazil, health care consumers are overwhelmingly female and have huge unmet needs.

Obama: The Great Answerer

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Our nation is in need of answers on just about every front: health-care, terrorism, ethnic rifts, Iraq, financial industry concerns, the home foreclosure epidemic, infectious diseases, and climate change.

Getting Buy-In for Predictive Analytics in Health Care

Harvard Business Review

health care system spends almost a third of its resources — $750 billion annually — on unnecessary services and inefficient care. New predictive analytics tools promise to reduce waste and improve care by forecasting the likelihood of an event — for example, a patient being readmitted to a hospital or developing a life-threatening infection — and allowing providers to tailor treatments and services accordingly. The Leading Edge of Health Care.

Incremental Fixes Won’t Save the U.S. Health Care System

Harvard Business Review

secretary of health and human services, is a fierce and long-time critic of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including initiatives that restructure how some doctors are paid. Many are interpreting this opposition to mean that he will slow the shift from traditional fee-for-service health care, where doctors are paid per visit, test, or procedure, to value-based care, where doctors are rewarded for quality care and better outcomes.

Personalized Recommendation Engines Are Coming to Health Care

Harvard Business Review

Now, healthcare companies are experimenting with digital capabilities to see if they can encourage a similar level of influence in people’s lives. For example, digital technology company Omada Health helps individuals lose weight and prevent diabetes through online behavioral counseling.

Obama: The Great Answerer

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Our nation is in need of answers on just about every front: health-care, terrorism, ethnic rifts, Iraq, financial industry concerns, the home foreclosure epidemic, infectious diseases, and climate change.

Why Health Care Mergers Can Be Good for Patients

Harvard Business Review

Hospitals and physician groups are merging into large health systems at unprecedented rates, fueled in part by the Affordable Care Act. Tell us what health-care content you’d like to see more of from HBR.

Better Value in Health Care Requires Focusing on Outcomes

Harvard Business Review

Implementing a value-based strategy is on the mind of nearly every health care organization in the U.S. It seems that every week, one or another announces a new “Center for Health Care Value” or “Center for Health Care Innovation.” Few health care organizations have made it their explicit goal to deliver excellent outcomes. Outcomes inform the composition of integrated care teams.

Health Care Is an Investment, and the U.S. Should Start Treating It Like One

Harvard Business Review

We invest billions of dollars each year in medicines, new technologies, doctors, and hospitals—all with the goal of improving health, arguably our most prized commodity. health care system woefully underperform relative to those made in health care in other countries. spends nearly 7–10% more of its national income on health care than other similar countries and yet life expectancy at birth remains, on average, two to three years lower.

Reflections on Dr. Deming’s Hospital Notes – What Has Changed Since 1990?

Deming Institute

It had been published in the journal of the Society for Health Systems (an organization I am active with today, including running the Red Bead Experiment at their 2016 conference). When I teach at health systems, I always ask who has heard of Dr. Deming. Care gets delayed.

The Cost of Drugs for Rare Diseases Is Threatening the U.S. Health Care System

Harvard Business Review

health care system: the cumulative cost of therapies for rare diseases may be impossible to bear. Did such mercenary economics influence Biogen’s pricing decision? However, approval of such costly drugs exposes an uncomfortable truth: scientific discovery has outpaced health care economics. These determinations inform the National Health System’s (NHS) treatment-coverage decisions.

Making African Health Care Radically Cheaper

Harvard Business Review

As the tragedy of this particular Ebola outbreak has grown, it has become increasingly evident that health systems across West Africa are painfully underprepared to handle such a crisis. Diseases like Ebola do not discriminate between the rich or poor; West Africa needs health delivery systems that are equally democratic. In sub-Saharan Africa, there are three important ways disruptive innovations can democratize health systems: 1. Improving health record-keeping.

A Better Way to Encourage Price Shopping for Health Care

Harvard Business Review

Several studies show wide variation in prices for common health care services, even within local areas. One theory holds that Americans don’t price shop for health care because health care prices are opaque and it is difficult for consumers to know the price of health care services.

When Health Care Providers Look at Problems from Multiple Perspectives, Patients Benefit

Harvard Business Review

She planned to entrust him and his family to manage his dressing changes, as well as his tracheostomy and drain care, with the support of frequent outpatient nursing visits — all very routine protocol, especially for someone who seemed alert and capable. With the responsibility for his care now a concern, it was unsafe to discharge him. The care team ultimately found him a temporary rehabilitation facility where he recovered for two weeks until he was ready to go home.

Research: Perhaps Market Forces Do Work in Health Care After All

Harvard Business Review

For decades, experts and policy wonks have argued that health care is a uniquely inefficient industry, insulated from conventional market forces that operate in the rest of the economy. This argument for “health care exceptionalism” supports the view that hospitals with superior outcomes aren’t rewarded in the form of landing more patients, which stymies innovation and quality-improvement efforts. Innovating for Value in Health Care.

Is the U.S. Ready for a Single-Payer Health Care System?

Harvard Business Review

Ironically, as congressional Republicans have been trying to replace the Affordable Care Act, the ACA’s popularity is at an all-time high , and the majority of Americans now believe that it is the federal government’s responsibility to provide health care for all Americans. This shift in sentiment suggests that a single-payer system — a “Medicare for all” — may soon be a politically viable solution to America’s health care woes.

It’s Time for Episode-Based Health Care Spending

Harvard Business Review

There is widespread agreement that if the United States is to achieve sustainable levels of health care spending, it must make greater use of payment mechanisms that reward physicians, hospitals, and health systems for the results achieved. health system. Health

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How to Turn Employees Into Value Shoppers for Health Care

Harvard Business Review

we fret that our health care system costs too much. But, given the structure of health insurance, the question should not be “Why are prices so high?” Does this not sound like our health care system? health care system. Here in the U.S.,

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How Health Care Providers Can Help End the Overprescription of Opioids

Harvard Business Review

But health care providers are also widely held responsible for overprescribing prescription opioids. Transforming Health Care. In addition, use of PDMPs by physicians is time-intensive and poorly integrated into a physician’s daily workflow (for example, most PDMPs are not embedded within the electronic health records that physicians use in their daily practice). Bjarte Rettedal/Getty Images.

What Harvey Is Teaching the Health Care Sector About Managing Disasters

Harvard Business Review

The damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey has posed enormous health challenges in Houston and neighboring areas hit hard by the storm. The other (Ranu) has been involved in responses to such public health disasters as the Ebola crisis in Africa, Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. All health systems have contingency plans and run drills for emergencies like a hurricane.

Technology Is Helping Shape the Future of Health Care - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DELL AND INTEL®

Harvard Business Review

But health is not just an outcome of development – it is a prerequisite. health care costs, according to the U.S. To truly influence positive behavior changes, health goals must fit meaningfully into patients’ everyday lives. Care Providers.

What the Cost of a Trip to the Vet Tells Us About Why Human Health Care Is So Expensive

Harvard Business Review

health care system is in deep trouble. We spend more per capita than any other country and have poor health outcomes to show for it. Health care spending as a share of the economy is growing faster than in any other country. Indeed, we’ve written a lot in our prior work about how health insurance and government regulation affect — and distort — decisions in the health care system. health care sector as we thought?

What Consumers Want Online from Their Health Care Plans - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM COGNIZANT

Harvard Business Review

For health insurers, this customer centricity is an imperative. Individual consumers now have increasing freedom to shop for health plans and to choose how they spend their healthcare dollars. The key challenge for payers is understanding what constitutes a great experience for an empowered health plan consumer and delivering that while balancing competing technology investment priorities. Breakdown of Health Plan Members in Survey by Age.

WHE17: The Cost of Medical Errors: Educating Employees about Patient Safety | with Leah Binder from The Leapfrog Group

Engaging Leader

You probably know about this unfortunate fact of life in health care, but do your employees? You probably know about this unfortunate fact of life in health care, but do your employees? Workforce Health Engagement™ workforce health engagement