By  | May 29, 2014 |  2
Every spring, I wonder, “What I was thinking?”  Spring is the run-up to our Global Health Course at the University of Minnesota, which starts in early May. It has taken myself and others hundreds of hours of planning, meetings, paperwork, phone calls, and e-mails to pull this off.  We are a small program considering the […]
By  | May 22, 2014 |  0
Firstly, thank you David for taking the time to answer questions for the blog.  You got my attention when you expressed, “the greatest excitement you have ever had in your career,” for your current CMS Innovation Center endeavor.  Given your list of accomplishments, that is a tall order. Secondly, I want readers to take note […]
By  | May 21, 2014 |  0
Maybe it’s the way I was raised, to be polite and sensitive to others; I am a southern girl in so many ways, but I have been a southern expat for some time now weaned on Midwestern practicality. Recently the Nurse Practitioners Modernization Act was introduced in New York. As of January 1st, this law […]
By  | May 19, 2014 |  2
  The United States does not possess sole propriety on P4P.  The NHS has been at the endeavor for years, with mixed results. The NEJM released a short review, Successes and Failures of Pay for Performance in the United Kingdom, and after reading the author’s conclusions, one might wonder why we need more study. American exceptionalism […]
By  | May 16, 2014 |  0
by Paul W. Abramowitz, PharmD, ScD, FASHP The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) is dedicated to building relationships within the health care community that strengthen medication and patient safety through interprofessional care. We are excited to have the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM) participation this year in our Medication Safety Collaborative. As health care […]
By  | May 15, 2014 |  0
The CDC has announced a second case of the MERS Coronavirus; the first case was discovered in Florida, the second in Indiana. Both were healthcare workers who had been working in Saudi Arabia. Overall to date, there have been >500 cases in 14 countries since 2012, with a 30% mortality rate. What this means for […]