Publication: Health Care Renewal

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New ONC Director Karen De Salvo no better than her predecessors - risk, harms and deaths due to health IT apparently OK for now, and all we need is a "Safety Center"

Karen De Salvo has assumed the role of Director of ONC, the office of the National Coordinator for Health IT at HHS ( http://www.healthit.gov/newsroom/dr-karen-desalvo-md ).A pretty face, but the same old tired political hucksterism: In response to ... [Published Health Care Renewal - 3 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

New Allegations About Universal Health Services Inc - Why We Should Not be Surprised

Current Allegations of Poor Treatment and Threats to a Whistle Blower This month, a Boston Globe article reported trouble at a local hospital,Arbour HRI, a Brookline psychiatric hospital in recent trouble with regulators, disciplined a mental health ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Sovaldi, a Quantum Leap? - Backwards to the Days Before Randomized Controlled Trials

The Sovaldi (sofosbuvir - Gilead) media circus is continuing.  The New York Times just reported that sales of the new drug for hepatitis C were about $3.5 billion for the last quarter, which should intensify the kerfuffle over its US price ($1000 per ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Money vs Mission - How Generic Managers vs Physicians Think

On Health Care Renewal, we emphasize problems in leadership and governance in large health care organizations, and how they affect health care professionals' attempts to carry out their mission, and ultimately how they affect patients' and the public's ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

For Hospital CEOs, Retirement May Mean Never Having to Lose Your Paycheck

 Dr Herbert Pardes was once one of the best paid CEOs of a US non-profit hospital system.  A new New York Times article reported that the hospital system continued to pay him millions after his retirement.  Introduction - the Best Paid Non-Profit Hospital ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

When Money Talks, the Sick Will Walk, or Crawl - Three Illustrations of the Brave New World of Health Care

In the quaint days of yesteryear, there were those health professionals who thought of what they did as a calling.  The best care of the individual patient was supposed to come first, especially ahead of maximizing one's own income.  Now in the brave ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

The Price of Compassion - Commercialized Hospices and the Mistreatment of Vulnerable Patients

Introduction - Commercialized Hospices We have occasionally written about the rise of the commercialized hospice industry, and concerns that commercialized hospices may not be providing the compassionate care they promise.  As we have discussed before ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

There They Go Again - Merck Threatened Legal Action Against Italian Doctor who Criticized Zetia

It seems that when confronted with unfavorable facts or opinions, Merck executives like to threaten legal action, rather than just argue their side of the case.  Last month we discussed how Merck officials used the US court system to try to prevent ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

What Does the Blumsohn - Procter and Gamble -Sheffield University Affair Say About the Fitness of the Latest VA Secretary Candidate?

Introduction - New Leadership for the US Department of Veterans Affairs After reports of problems with access, manipulation of data about waiting times, and most recently "a corrosive culture," the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the country's large ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Health Care Corruption, "No Dirty Little Secret," but "An Open Sore" - Lessons from India for the US

Health care corruption is widely prevalent around the globe, but remains the great unmentionable. Introduction: Global Health Care Corruption We have discussed health care corruption whenever we have an opportunity, but rarely does the topic appear ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Through a Glass Darkly - How Can So Many Health Care Executives Be Visionaries?

Visionary (noun) 1 :   one whose ideas or projects are impractical :   dreamer 2 :   one who sees visions :   seer 3 :   one having unusual foresight and imagination   Merriam-Webster Dictionary online  The Visionary, or Messianic ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

A Real Example of Public Relations Talking Points to Justify Outsize Executive Compensation - and Why We Should No Longer be Fooled

We frequently discuss outsize executive compensation in health care organizations as both a symptom and a cause of these organizations' poor leadership and governance, and hence of widespread health care dysfunction. The Latest Stories of Huge CEO Pay ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 25 2014]

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CMS: "we do not have any information that supports or refutes claims that a broader adoption of EHRs can save lives."   [But let's spend hundreds of billions of dollars anyway.]
...On the other hand, he noted that physicians think that "every case has the potential to be unique in some way," while MBAs "view the unusual case as an unwelcome break in the routine, adding cost while slowing down the efficient care of other patients." IMHO, common sense, and a raft of epidemiological data support the MDs...
and serves as a disincentive to more efficient care. The whole point was about increasing efficiency.  But efficiency according to economists is "the use of resources so as to maximize the production of goods and services." ( per Wikipedia .)  It is not about health care outcomes, benefits versus harms, or health care quality...
..."  The Chairman of Boeing, also a member of the P&G board, hailed Mr McDonald as the person who "navigated Procter & Gamble through the difficult post-financial-crisis years, where he expanded business in developing markets and made substantial progress improving the efficiency of the company’s internal operations...."  On the other hand, a column in the Washington Post suggested that expertise in "selling Tide and Pantene" might not be relevant to fixing the VA...

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New ONC Director Karen De Salvo no better than ... [Published Health Care Renewal - 3 hours ago]
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Sovaldi, a Quantum Leap? - Backwards to the Day... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 24 2014]
Money vs Mission - How Generic Managers vs Phys... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 22 2014]
For Hospital CEOs, Retirement May Mean Never Ha... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 17 2014]
When Money Talks, the Sick Will Walk, or Crawl ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 15 2014]
The Price of Compassion - Commercialized Hospic... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 10 2014]
There They Go Again - Merck Threatened Legal Ac... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 08 2014]
What Does the Blumsohn - Procter and Gamble -Sh... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 02 2014]
Health Care Corruption, "No Dirty Little Secret... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 01 2014]
Through a Glass Darkly - How Can So Many Health... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 26 2014]
A Real Example of Public Relations Talking Poin... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 25 2014]
GlaxoSmithKline's Marketing Firm Promised "Clin... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 24 2014]
$100 million Epic install dampens Lifespan Rhod... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 22 2014]
Fourth Time is the (Anti)Charm? - UK NICE Highl... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 20 2014]
Yet another EHR "glitch" - insulin decreased pe... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 19 2014]
Citizen's Council for Health Freedom: "The Trut... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 19 2014]
On the EHR-related term "cognitive overload" [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 18 2014]
At Merck's Urging, a Federal Judge Threatens to... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 18 2014]
Justice Delayed is Justice Denied? - Another Ne... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 16 2014]
Full Moon Friday the 13th: Computers down at Ve... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 16 2014]
Masters of the Obvious at Athens Regional Medic... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 16 2014]
Sham Peer Review Issue Goes Mainstream. WaPo: V... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 13 2014]
Canada: Province-wide electronic medical record... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 11 2014]
The Return of PharmaLot [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 06 2014]
Another Sign The EHR Experiment is Producing Un... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 05 2014]
Grand Jury: Ventura County, Calif., Mishandled ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 05 2014]
EHR Exceptionalism Debunked: Care Quality Varia... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 05 2014]
Fool Me Twice? - Boehringer Ingelheim, Medtroni... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 03 2014]
In Fixing Those 9,553 EHR "Issues", Southern Ar... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 02 2014]
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New ONC Director Karen De Salvo no better than ... [Published Health Care Renewal - 3 hours ago]
Karen De Salvo has assumed the role of Director of ONC, the office of the National Coordinator for Health IT at HHS ( http://www.healthit.gov/newsroom/dr-karen-desalvo-md ).A pretty face, but the same old tired political hucksterism: In response to ...
New Allegations About Universal Health Services... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 29 2014]
Current Allegations of Poor Treatment and Threats to a Whistle Blower This month, a Boston Globe article reported trouble at a local hospital,Arbour HRI, a Brookline psychiatric hospital in recent trouble with regulators, disciplined a mental health ...
Sovaldi, a Quantum Leap? - Backwards to the Day... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 24 2014]
The Sovaldi (sofosbuvir - Gilead) media circus is continuing.  The New York Times just reported that sales of the new drug for hepatitis C were about $3.5 billion for the last quarter, which should intensify the kerfuffle over its US price ($1000 per ...
Money vs Mission - How Generic Managers vs Phys... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 22 2014]
On Health Care Renewal, we emphasize problems in leadership and governance in large health care organizations, and how they affect health care professionals' attempts to carry out their mission, and ultimately how they affect patients' and the public's ...
For Hospital CEOs, Retirement May Mean Never Ha... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 17 2014]
 Dr Herbert Pardes was once one of the best paid CEOs of a US non-profit hospital system.  A new New York Times article reported that the hospital system continued to pay him millions after his retirement.  Introduction - the Best Paid Non-Profit Hospital ...
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