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USA: Healthcare Snapshot from The Commonwealth Fund

March 19, 2012

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Big new analysis out this morning looking at the wide range of health services and outcomes across the US. This report is a project of The Commonwealth Fund and I’m linking you to Modern Healthcare’s coverage of its release.   Pet Peeve: The Commonwealth Fund clearly states that they timed the release of this report […]

USA: Patient Data Warning You Should Read

March 6, 2012

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Everyone is aware of identity theft these days. But did you know that one of the simplest ways for theves to get your private identifying information is through your health providers? The US government is pushing the use of electronic patient data systems. However,  they are filled with problems – technology incompatability, contant need to […]

Lucian Leape: 4 Facts About Health Care Today

March 1, 2012

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjpw7BmeZFA&feature=share

This video is short, less than 2 minutes, and is a must-see by patient safety pioneer, Lucian Leape. From December, 2011.