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Quality Management

We know the keys to efficient care are cost and quality. But how can we measure quality improvement in healthcare? Effective quality management in healthcare organizations will make the difference between success and failure.

Leadership

How to Have a High-Performing Employed Medical Group Without a Hospital Subsidy

It’s a generally accepted view that all hospital-employed physician groups are constitutionally incapable of operating without financial support from the hospital. PinnacleHealth Medical Group found that commonsense tactics can eliminate the need for hospitals to expend precious resources to support employed physicians.

The Perks and Pitfalls of Quality Measures Panel Clip Still

New Marketplace

The Perks and Pitfalls of Quality Measures

You know what you like in a mobile phone and can compare different models’ quality. How can patients and providers do that in health care?

New Marketplace

The MACRA Final Rule: Five Crucial Questions Asked and Answered

MACRA could be bigger than Obamacare for physicians, yet many “barely know anything about it.”

Relative Health Care System Performance and Spending in 11 High-Income Countries

Care Redesign

From Last to First — Could the U.S. Health Care System Become the Best in the World?

The United States could achieve the best-performing health care system in the world by undertaking coordinated efforts that address four challenges.

Brent James Health Care Leaders Talk Still: Clinical Infrastructure Eats Culture for Lunch

Leadership

Infrastructure Eats Culture for Lunch

The infrastructure that leaders create lasts far longer, and with farther reaching implications, than anything else they do.

Leadership

The VA Is a Quality Leader, Contrary to Many People’s Assumptions

A defense of the Veterans Health Administration, from its former Acting Under Secretary.

Patient-Reported Outcomes for Shared Decision-Making

Patient Engagement

Making Patients and Doctors Happier — The Potential of Patient-Reported Outcomes

PRO collection is not only feasible and good for clinical care, but it also may enhance physician satisfaction and prevent burnout.

Tom Lee Talk the Secret Sauce of Health Care Management

Leadership

The Secret Sauce of Health Care Management

Creating sustained change comes from a leader who does more than just inspire.

Root Cause Analysis: Typical Domains of Root Cause: Medical Errors

Care Redesign

Does Every Hospital Admission Deserve a Root Cause Analysis?

Will applying the RCA rubric to hospital admissions better help define and manage care?

Leadership

Progress and Path Forward on Delivery System Reform

The basic goals of delivery system reform — to promote quality and value in our health care system — remain at the core of bipartisan efforts in health care, and it is therefore essential that such efforts continue.

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