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  • What's a CFO to do?

    During the past few months, I’ve noticed a number of articles discussing the changing role of a healthcare CFO. One article mentioned the growth in unpredictability CFOs would be faced with because of healthcare reform. Increasing financial risk would be another new issue for the CFO to contend with because of new reimbursement models. Significant capital investment in population health ...
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  • Infections Will Be Prevalent in Hospital of the Future

    In early 2014 one of our blogs described what we believe the future hospital will look like. We indicated that the patients requiring hospitalization would be those with critical illness, injuries, or immediate post-op from complex surgeries in the neurosurgical, cardiac, and transplant fields. We added that because of the severity of these patients’ conditions, they would be prone to ...
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  • The Toxic Side Effects of Technology

    Several months agao we published a blog putting forth the premise that the increased availability and utilization of clinical technologies in the diagnostic areas – MRIs, CAT Scans, and Ultrasounds – have significantly diminished the use of inspection, auscultation, percussion, and palpation by health care providers. These four tools, utilizing the eyes, ears, and hands, are taught as ...
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  • Is Anyone Listening?

    In a recent Senate hearing, physicians from Harvard, based on recent research, stated that hospitals are no safer today than they were 15 years ago when the IOM Report “To Err is Human” drew national attention. In doing the research for our upcoming book, we have found many books written over the last 25 years putting forth strategies to improve both the quality and lowering the costs ...
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  • Why More Is Not Necessarily Better

    In our blog postings, other publications and presentations, we have frequently addressed the problems associated with the overuse of medical procedures, readily available studies, and radiology exams. While in some cases this menu of diagnostics is warranted, there are hundreds of cases where more care is not better treatment, and, in fact, can often make outcomes far worse. Recently, my physician ...
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