- Accountable Health
Looking to the Validation Institute and Validated Programs as an Employer
Disclosure – I serve as an Advisor to the Validation Institute. Costs for their employees’ health care have continued to rise even as employers have implemented numerous programs and benefit changes, from raising employees’ deductibles and...
- Health Affairs Blog
- Healthcare Informatics
- IHI Open School Blog
Factors Influencing a Hospital-wide Intervention to Promote Professionalism and Build a Safety Culture
A three-year qualitative study at an Australia hospital identifies valuable insights into factors influencing implementation of a multifaceted behavior change intervention to promote professionalism and build a culture of safety. The multiple interre...
- Improving Population Health
The Burden of Excessive Alcohol Use in Wisconsin
By Penny Black, MS Excessive alcohol use* is not a new, inconsequential, or geographically-isolated problem. In 2010, approximately 17% of...
What would an optimal libertarian health care system look like?
Next in a series. In prior posts, I described my Healthcare Incentives Framework. If you haven’t read those, I recommend you check them out first to have the full context for this post. But here’s a refresher of the main points of the framework...
- Medical Executive-Post
Investing in Financial Counseling
Investing in Financial Counseling By Rick Kahker MSFS CFP As a long-time advocate of blending financial planning with counseling, I’ve had years of seeing the benefit for clients. I have come to see financial counseling as an investment: one th...
- Ohio Health Policy Review
HPIO scorecard explores Ohio efforts to address addiction in the criminal justice system
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has released the third in a series of inventories and scorecards analyzing Ohio's policy response to the addiction crisis and outlining areas where the state could be more effective. The new report, "Ohio...
- The Field Clinic
- The Health Care Blog
BetterCare for All
By ROBERT M. HERZOG The Cure for healthcare isn’t Medicare for All, it’s establishing organizations with complete responsibility for the total care, costs, quality and outcomes for a person. Discussions of MedicareContinue reading... The post Bet...
- The Population Health Blog
The Cure for Checkbox Medicine: Physician-Led Clinically Integrated Networks
Years ago, I was contacted by a health plan about an elderly nursing home patient who had not been screened for osteoporosis.While brittle bones are a big problem in skilled nursing settings, the real problem for this health plan was its low HEDIS sc...
- Wachter's World
The ABIM Controversy: Where the Critics are Right, Where They’re Wrong, and Why I Feel the Need to Speak Out
“What’s up with the ABIM?” “I just got a note about an alternative board. Should I join it?” “Aren’t you glad to be off the Board?” These days, I get these questions from friends and colleagues regularly. When I first joined the board...
- Wing of Zock
The Role of Podcasts as Educational Tools in Medical Education
Joining the Academic Medicine Podcast to discuss the current role of podcasts as educational tools in medical education, new research on the topic, and why podcasts are here to stay are guest host and assistant editor for trainee engagement Dr. Jesse...
- WSJ's Health Blog
Is a Paleo Diet Healthier Than Standard Nutritional Guidelines?
Is the paleo diet better for you than standard nutritional guidelines? Take our survey and let us know.