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Reading List: Aaron Martin and Scott Weingarten

Article · June 13, 2017

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We asked NEJM Catalyst Thought Leaders to tell us the books and articles that have been “game-changers” for them — the ones that have really affected the way they think about health care and their jobs. Here’s what they said. See all entries here.

 

From Aaron Martin

The Lean Startup, Eric Ries, Crown Business, 2011.

The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz, Harper Business, 2014.

The Gene: An Intimate History, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Simon & Schuster, 2016.

The Operating Model That Is Eating the World, Aaron Dignan, The Ready, September 2013.

From the article: “Without a meaningful Purpose acting as focal point, many operating models break down at scale, as the demands and expectations of shareholders or boards begin to derail the decision-making process in favor of short-term gains.”

Contributed by: Aaron Martin, MBA, Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer for Providence St. Joseph Health

 

From Scott Weingarten

Improving Clinical Practice Using Clinical Decision Support Systems: A Systematic Review of Trials to Identify Features Critical to Success, K. Kawanoto et al., BMJ, February 2005.

From the abstract: “Several features were closely correlated with decision support systems’ ability to improve patient care significantly. Clinicians and other stakeholders should implement clinical decision support systems that incorporate these features whenever feasible and appropriate.”

Contributed by: Scott Weingarten, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Transformation Officer for Cedars-Sinai Health System

 

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