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Collaborative News

I entitled this post “Collaborative News” because of two articles that caught my attention. Collaborative News: How Not to Cut Health Care Costs This article by Harvard Business School faculty Robert S. Kaplan and Derek A. Haas (Harvard Business Review November 2014, Reprint R1411G) draws attention to missteps that add to the cost of treatment: Cutting back […]

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Collaborative Gretzky

I entitled this blog post “Collaborative Gretzky” because of an inspiring post from Lindsey Dunn at Becker’s Hospital Review. As she wrote, timing the transition from fee-for-service to a new model misses the point, quoting Ken Kaufman. Gretzky became famous by skating to where the puck will be rather than where it has been: As I am […]

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Massachusetts Healthcare Leaders in the News

Political campaigns have focused attention on MA, where I live, as a pioneer in healthcare reform.  For further insights from Massachusetts healthcare leaders in the news, please read on. In What’s Happening in Massachusetts: Lessons from the Front Lines of Healthcare Reform, Dr. Jennifer Daley, EVP and COO, UMass Memorial Medical Center, provided an overview of […]

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The Zen of Healthcare Collaboration

The Zen-master Hakuin Ekaku (1686-1769) taught that three things are essential: great faith great doubt great resolve One hand Hakuin asked students, “what is the sound of one hand?” The master wrote, “When you hear for yourself the voice of One Hand, whatever you are doing, whether enjoying a bowl of rice or sipping a cup […]

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