Social determinants of #health, data dominate #Boston event hosted by Atlantic magazine #ATLANTICpulse #SDoH

From Health Leaders Media The small crowd at Tuesday's "On the Front Lines of Healthcare" event in Boston included a patient activist, a state health systems analyst, and even a doctor who was in town for a gastroenterologist meeting. But the gathering, held in an airy space on 33rd floor of a downtown    high … Continue reading Social determinants of #health, data dominate #Boston event hosted by Atlantic magazine #ATLANTICpulse #SDoH

In #Maine, transparency and cooperation lead to high #health care #quality scores

From Health Leaders Media, by Tinker Ready ...Maine seems to have made some moves over the years that allowed it to ease into in the era of mega-measurement. For one thing, the state began wrestling with quality measures more than a decade ago. In 2005, the state employee health plan began rewarding high quality hospitals … Continue reading In #Maine, transparency and cooperation lead to high #health care #quality scores

Anesthesiologist files false claim suit in relation to concurrent surgery

An former MGH anesthesiologist has filed a false claims act suit in relations to concurrent surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. The practice, described as dangerous in a long Boston Globe series,  has been defended by MGH as "an important method of managing busy operating rooms" that is widely used. According to the Globe, the anesthesiologist's suit … Continue reading Anesthesiologist files false claim suit in relation to concurrent surgery

#Social determinants of health is a mouthful, but the concept could be key to population #wellness

More on former Denver Health DEO Patty Gabow Lown keynote from HLM.  First, don't expect Congress to save the system. Instead, Gabow proposed a to-do list for health systems that is heavy on improving the social determinants that affect health, but also places a high value on such ideas as a living wage for all employees. … Continue reading #Social determinants of health is a mouthful, but the concept could be key to population #wellness

What’s a #highriskpool?

From Kaiser Health News series"Sounds Like a Good Idea" Sounds Like A Good Idea? High-Risk Pools By Julie Rovner and Francis Ying High-risk pools are a key concept that helped House Republicans pass their replacement for the Affordable Care Act. That bill, the American Health Care Act, which still must pass the Senate to become law, … Continue reading What’s a #highriskpool?

5/7: Boston health events this week

Thanks to Boston Science and Engineering Lectures for listings. We  urge you to double-check the "Details" links for changes and cancellations and to note the asterisks regarding limited access to some events. Tuesday 2p.  "Recent Insights into the Protein Biology of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases."  Dennis J. Selkoe.   Brigham & Women's:  Building for Transformative Medicine, … Continue reading 5/7: Boston health events this week

#Lown2017 activists are meeting to talk about appropriate care and why our health system can’t deliver it.

One of the sessions at Saturday's Lown Institute annual conference was entitled "Corruption and Patient Harm in the Medical Industrial Complex." Today, members are meeting to develop a strategy to challenge all that. (More on their case in The Lancet,) Keynotes at the meeting outside Boston included global economist Jeffrey Sachs -- who spoke the … Continue reading #Lown2017 activists are meeting to talk about appropriate care and why our health system can’t deliver it.