Archive for December, 2010

Miles said:

Fund Update

Fund Update _ 2010 Review

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Miles said:

Interference Discount:

Last year I read Redefining Health Care by Michael Porter and Elizabeth Teisberg. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, I felt there was a lot of substance to the work.

An idea they expanded upon in the book was that health care providers should maintain and publish detailed results of the services they provide and the outcomes of these services. The idea is this disclosure will drive true development of sub specialties, it will also disincentivise providers from offering services they don’t have the expertise or man power to provide. An example highlighted in the book is the detail provided by The Cleveland Clinic. From this site you can download Outcome Booklets containing a vast amount of detail regarding their results.

I received an email this morning with a link to the MyHosptials site. The information contained on the site looks to be a summary of the procedures performed at many of the hospitals nationally and detail around admission numbers and waiting times. I thought this was an initial step in the right direction and something that has the potential to be expanded upon in a manner that could drive meaningful change.

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Yes or no?