My latest from Health Leaders: disparities, quality & TripleAim

7 Years In, Triple Aim Transcends Jargon Fueled by the financial incentives built into the healthcare reform law, the Institute for Health Improvement's concept is generating meaningful changes in the way healthcare is delivered, research finds. Column: Equitable Healthcare is Quality Care Value-based care brings new urgency to the effort to end disparities in healthcare … Continue reading My latest from Health Leaders: disparities, quality & TripleAim

Berwick stays in the Massachusetts race for governor, supports single-payer

Former Medicare Chief and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Don Berwick apparently got a boost at a recent state convention, coming in third behind two front-runners.  Former political editor Peter Canellos writer notes Berwick’s support for single payer in the Globe’s new “Capital” section: When his rivals claimed he wasn’t really offering anything new — just another … Continue reading Berwick stays in the Massachusetts race for governor, supports single-payer

Does Berwick have a fix for Massachusetts that he didn’t get to try in DC?

In addition to the rest of the state's problems, would-be Governor Don Berwick would inherit the post-mandate struggle to contain health care costs. Does he have any solutions for  Massachusetts that he didn't get a chance to try in DC? Last summer, the former Medicare chief gave a talk before a film about the failures … Continue reading Does Berwick have a fix for Massachusetts that he didn’t get to try in DC?

#Medicare boss Berwick for Massachusetts governor? Changing what makes sense #hcr #mapoli

Sure sounds like it from the Globe story. Berwick, a Newton pediatrician and longtime Harvard faculty ...has been contemplating a run for the past two or three months, meeting with 40 or 50 people, including political veterans and consultants. ...“I’m strongly considering it,” said Berwick, whose interest in the office was first reported by State … Continue reading #Medicare boss Berwick for Massachusetts governor? Changing what makes sense #hcr #mapoli

Who is new Medicare chief Donald Berwick?

Kaiser Health News offers a primer: President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Donald Berwick head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Wednesday. Berwick, known as a passionate advocate for improving the health care system, was nominated earlier this year but his nomination turned out to be controversial. Some Republicans accuse him of favoring health care rationing -- a … Continue reading Who is new Medicare chief Donald Berwick?

Berwick: More Dr. Death mongering

The Globe’s Susan Milligan reports today on the attempt by Republicans to tag Harvard professor Donald Berwick as a death merchant.  Berwick runs a research program that looks at ways to cut waste and improve health care services.  He is up for the job as head of The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, an … Continue reading Berwick: More Dr. Death mongering

Boston’s Berwick to run Medicare

AP is reporting that Obama will nominate Massachusetts pediatrician Donald Berwick -- head of the  Institute for Healthcare Improvement Cambridge--to oversee Medicare and Medicaid. The timing of the nomination is important because Berwick, if confirmed by the Senate, would take over an agency that has not had a permanent chief executive since Mark McClellan stepped down in the fall … Continue reading Boston’s Berwick to run Medicare