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Facing Up to the Costs of Healthcare (Book Review)

William J. Baumol et al., The Cost Disease: Why Computers Get Cheaper But Health Care Doesn’t, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2012 Book Review by Jim Murphy This is an important book. Because of its technical nature, it may be … Continue reading

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Cutting Health Care Costs: Crucial Goal or Unwise Obsession?

The increasing importance of healthcare organizational issues is evident from the fact that almost every issue of the Harvard Business Review (arguably the world’s most important management periodical) now has an article in this area. The latest, in the current … Continue reading

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How CEOs, Managers, and Healthcare Professionals can Join the Revolution: Turning Our Big Fat Mess into Safe, Quality Care!

Author: Lynn McVey, Chief Operating Officer, Meadowlands Hospital, NJ During a webinar with Beth Boynton, RN from www.confidentvoices.com I publicly confessed I was not always a big fan of nurses. That all changed the week I spent several overnights in … Continue reading

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