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By Maureen Bisognano | Friday, Apr 05, 2013
For years now, some of the most innovative work toward the Triple Aim has come from the folks at Bellin Health in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Under the leadership of George Kerwin, Pete Knox, Randy Van Straten, and others, Bellin is a creative, tenacious, and nimble organization. In our book, Pursuing the Triple Aim, Charlie Kenney and I devoted a chapter to Bellin’s innovative work. We described how George and his team not only reduced the cost of care for Bellin employees, but also measurably improv ... read full post


Tag(s): Leadership, Triple Aim for Populations, Triple Aim - The Best Care for the Whole Population at the Lowest Cost, Cost Containment and Reduction, Health Plan, Healthy Living, Improvement, Outcomes Improvement, Patient and Family Centered Care, Workforce Development, Workforce Satisfaction and Retention
By Jeffrey Selberg | Thursday, Mar 21, 2013
Guest post by Jeff Selberg and Clifford M. Marks. Further discussion of this entry and the issues can be found on WBUR’s CommonHealth Blog.  Steve Brill’s recent piece on the irrationality of health care costs has inspired so many disparate reactions, it feels almost like a health policy Rorschach: Some see a clear case for a single-payer system. Others point to all-payer rate setting. And many health care executives, as reflected in a response from the Healthcare Financial Management Associatio ... read full post


Tag(s): Leadership, Cost Containment and Reduction, Health Policy, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Payment Reform, Outcomes Improvement
By Maureen Bisognano | Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013
Below is a guest post to the Leadership Blog by IHI co-Founder and Senior Fellow Dr. Paul Batalden. It's full of wisdom and insight...just like Paul. -Maureen Bisognano The recent Francis Report on the situation at the UK Mid Staffordshire Trust comprehensively documents modern health care “gone bad.” The report portrays and documents a “system perfectly designed to get the results it gets.” Woven into the report, its recommendations and some early responses to the report are common “modern” th ... read full post


Tag(s): Leadership, System and Process Improvement and Reliability, Measurement for Improvement, Outcome Driven Innovation, Outcomes Improvement, Front Line Staff
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