Tinker Ready in Health Leaders Media
Quality of care coverage 2015-2017
- March 2015 After years of research, debate, and Food and Drug Administration review, the SEDASYS system is now available.
- The device was withdrawn a year later.
- After all the others spoke, Orlando Health COO Jamal Hakim, MD, delivered this message:
"Ours is a story of mission and passion, of preparedness and planning, of success and… a little bit of pride in being able to handle that which is really beyond preparation. Our question for you is: Are you prepared for the worst to show up on your doorstep unannounced?"
- The message: Data derived from the non-medical drivers of a patient's health can improve quality of care and enrich the utility of so-called intelligent machines, such as IBM's Watson.
- Hospital ranking programs take that data to consumers, who are increasingly shopping around for health services. But when media reports challenge the analysis of the data, the question emerges: Are consumers losing confidence in hospital rankings?
Brian Kelly, the editor and chief content officer at US News, doesn't think so.
- Gabow: "You may wonder, after hearing that I spend 40 years at a healthcare institution, why I would pose a question like this: Can American healthcare deliver health? "she said.
"It is precisely because I spent 40 years at a safety-net institution that took fabulous care of patients. I saw every day that our patient had barriers to well- being and health."
- HLM: Why did you decide to write this book?
Judge Zobel: I had seen enough doctors on the stand, not just in malpractice cases, but generally, to know that they could use a little help in being a witness.
- Andrew Donnelly, director of pharmacy services at UI, said that by working closely with clinical pharmacists and setting up a team devoted to address the problems, the system has saved $2.5 million.
"You have to be as smart as you can in terms of using the really expensive medications," he said.
- HLM: How did this story come about?
Allen: Concurrent surgery is something that is well known within the hospital community and among surgeons. It’s something that doesn’t come as a great surprise, but many members of the general public had no idea prior to us publishing this story.
- Zuckerman; We've had so many wars on cancer and we've had a lot of progress. But if you want to make meaningful progress, you don't [just] throw money at a problem for a year."