Innovations in Health Care


8. Innovations in Healthcare: Doing the Wrong Things Righter Management Improvement Encyclopedia: Variation

Posted on August 12, 2019 1:30 am By admin in Innovations in Health Care

Variation – difference in the output of a process (or inputs to a process) over time. Variation consists of common cause variation, special cause variation and structural variation (and some include tampering). Shewart provide the control chart as a tool to use when managing processes. The reduction of variation has profound impacts on the reduction […]

The Best Innovations are poorly understood

Posted on April 29, 2019 9:37 pm By admin in Innovations in Health Care

Health Savings accounts were proposed in the last decade or so. Although a number of businesses have used these for their employees, they were poorly understood. We have felt that the combination of a savings account with the desperation of healthcare costs was the reason for the lack of understanding. We think that high deductible […]

Innovations in Health Care will never come from Hospitals

Posted on February 20, 2019 8:23 pm By admin in Innovations in Health Care

Hospitals will always expand, merge, consolidate or metastasize. Innovations will usually be accidental, but will increase cost of healthcare. This will increase the cost of health insurance and increase the insurance carrier’s profit. To reduce health care costs is not part of their DNA Hospitals are business enterprises without which sophisticated healthcare would plummet. Without […]

Innovations will never come from insurance companies

Posted on October 10, 2018 1:26 pm By admin in Innovations in Health Care

Innovations in the American Health Care Network will not and cannot come from insurance companies. They are in the business of making a profit as all good corporations seek to do. They have to remain profitable to be able to sell shares and grow. The corporate practice of medicine was outlawed in most states. They […]

Is Direct Primary Care a Game Changer?

Posted on July 20, 2018 1:02 am By admin in Innovations in Health Care

by Rita Rubin, MA May 22/29, 2018 Article Information: JAMA. 2018;319(20):2064-2066.3173 Denver family practice physician Lisa Davidson, DO, ran a fee-for-service practice for 8 years, her only staff a physician assistant who was also a social worker. By 2011, her practice had grown to 6000 patients, and her rent was about to soar. Davidson had had enough. “I […]

Médecins Sans Frontiers Innovate Daily

Posted on April 3, 2018 5:29 am By admin in Innovations in Health Care

Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontiers) (MSF) operate in more than 70 countries saving lives threatened by violence, disease, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, and catastrophic events every single day. We’re also fighting for our patients’ rights to better care and access to affordable vaccines and drugs. Backed by independent donors, our more than […]

A New Way to Fight Cancer

Posted on January 4, 2018 6:42 am By admin in Innovations in Health Care

WELCOME TO THE NEW ERA OF MEDICINE It used to be science fiction. Harnessing your body’s own immune system to fight cancer. But what was once the fruit of a wild imagination is today a reality. Finding lifesaving treatments is our life’s work—the work of the 140,000 biopharmaceutical researchers who boldly leap into the unknown […]

Portability-Part IV

Posted on January 10, 2015 10:39 am By admin in Innovations in Health Care

The NCPA/Texas Blue Cross/Blue Shield Plan to Create Personal and Portable Insurance at the State Level The proposal that follows was presented to Gov. George W. Bush’s Blue Ribbon Commission on the uninsured by the National Center for Policy Analysis and Texas Blue Cross and Blue Shield in 1999. How can the purchase of health […]

Portability-Part I

Posted on April 10, 2014 12:41 pm By admin in Innovations in Health Care

Making Health Insurance Portable Special Publications | Health | by NCPA 1-30-06 One of the strange features of the U.S. health care system is that the health plan most of us have is not a plan that we chose; rather, it was selected by our employer. Even if we like our health plan, we could easily […]

Healthcare Leadership

Posted on July 10, 2012 12:11 pm By admin in Innovations in Health Care

Steven Burd, Chairman, president and chief executive officer, Safeway Inc, has presented his Health Care program at the World Health Care Congress for the past several years. We present some highlights of his program. They are now assisting returning veterans to obtain employment. Mr Burd has been a member of the Board of Directors since […]