In The October Issue:by admin on 02/21/2019 9:07 AM
In the News: How can government determine the value of an employee?
The bottom line is that those who want to make $15 an hour flipping burgers should . . . pursue education and skills that warrant higher pay. Read more
International Healthcare: Singapore’s Health Care System
A new study shows that Singapore’s health-care system places first when compared with the health-care systems of seven other countries. Read more
Government Healthcare: Obamacare: What We Know Now
For all intents and purposes, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, has been fully implemented. Read More
Lean HealthCare: The Most Energetic Area of Lean Practice
Lean in moving far beyond its origins in manufacturing– perhaps most striking –is healthcare. Indeed, the latter may be the most energetic area of lean practice today.” Read more
Misdirection in Healthcare: Modernization can at times be very expensive and misdirected.
Wayne Co Gen Hosp in going from 40 and 60 bed open wards to the large number of semi-private rooms required a large increase in nursing staff. The county balked at the expense of tripling the number of RNs for the same number of patients. Read more
Overheard on Capitol Hill: President Trump is thinking of a government shut-down.
Senator Wilson: Immigration is becoming a serious problem, as if it hasn’t been for some time. The influx from our Southern border is presenting some new hazards.
Senator Sampson: Hispanics have come across our borders for decades. What is so different now?
Senator Wilson: The influx has been increasing. We’ve had one amnesty for the undocumented. Read more
Innovations in Healthcare: Innovations will never come from insurance companies
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. Read more
The Health Plan for the USA: Understanding the present problem
Health care is the only sector of the economy where prices have been steadily increasing since the end of WWII. Every other sector of the economy is reaping the benefits of Moore’s Law, which states that the cost of digital technology decreases by 50 percent every 18 months. In health care, it is the reverse—less efficient and more costly. Read more
Wisdom in HealthCare: Coming together, Keeping together, Working together.
“Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is progress; Working together is success.” ~ Henry Ford
Review of Recent Postings: In the July Quarterly Journal