Just Read: Can Physicians Manage the Quality and Costs of Health Care? The Story of the Permanente Medical Group

Just Read: Can Physicians Manage the Quality and Costs of Health Care? The Story of the Permanente Medical Group

To know where you’re going, it’s important to know where you came from….

This book, published in 1991, gives a physician’s eye view of one of the most significant health movements in the United States – prepaid, integrated health care with a social mission.

Before reading the book, I already knew that part. I didn’t appreciate its scope in American consciousness, though:
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Yes, that is a 90% Hypertension Control Rate

Nice share @tedeytan. Here's an image frm our annual report RE this: https://t.co/Eb8s8kxukY https://t.co/3ec7ztKgWi pic.twitter.com/ksKJMJKW7S — Kaiser Permanente (@KPShare) November 2, 2015 The results are in from what is considered the report card for health plans in the United States, and these results are kind of amazing. I was reminded of this when I was … Continue reading Yes, that is a 90% Hypertension Control Rate

Photos from “Which Health Care Metrics Matter?”

Photos from "Which Health Care Metrics Matter?"

Which Health Care Metrics Matter? Explored gaps between quality data and its use by the public to improve health and health care. (View on Flickr.com) With great thanks to the team from Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States (@KPMidAtlantic), NCQA (@NCQA), National Quality Forum (@NatQualityForum), and the medical directors/health officers of the health … Continue reading Photos from “Which Health Care Metrics Matter?”

FWD: emr (a conversation with my brother about the RAND study on EHR adoption and quality improvement)

FWD: emr  (a conversation with my brother about the RAND study on EHR adoption and quality improvement)

Spencer S. Jones, PhD; John L. Adams, PhD; Eric C. Schneider, MD; Jeanne S. Ringel, PhD; and Elizabeth A. McGlynn, Phd. Electronic Health Record Adoption and Quality Improvement in US Hospitals. AJMC 16 (2010): SP64-SP71. I received this e-mail from my brother, who is an (excellent) ophthalmologist practicing in a fee-for-service environment: Hey ted, Just … Continue reading FWD: emr (a conversation with my brother about the RAND study on EHR adoption and quality improvement)

How provider competition can improve health care delivery – McKinsey Quarterly – Health Care – Strategy & Analysis

How provider competition can improve health care delivery – McKinsey Quarterly – Health Care – Strategy & Analysis – A good overview of some of the evidence around the benefit of competition in specialized and not so specialized care. Relevant to those interested in reducing information assymetry. Of relevance to those interested in personal health … Continue reading How provider competition can improve health care delivery – McKinsey Quarterly – Health Care – Strategy & Analysis

Presentation: Using Technology to Achieve Total Health – Aligning Forces for Quality #af4q

Here is this morning’s presentation for the Aligning Forces for Quality meeting in Orlando, Florida ( @AligningForces ). I’ll follow up with another post with links, etc. See everyone in a bit! I have posted images and links from this presentation in this post, if you would like to access the resources mentioned below. Eytan … Continue reading Presentation: Using Technology to Achieve Total Health – Aligning Forces for Quality #af4q

Data Graphic: Patient-Physician E-mail improves care

Data Graphic: Patient-Physician E-mail improves care

When I decided to toss most of the slides I was going to show at the Consumer Health Congress in Washington, DC, I knew that I would be able to share that information here, in the social media world, where the conversation never ends. Here is some impressive data regarding the impact of patient-physician e-mail. … Continue reading Data Graphic: Patient-Physician E-mail improves care