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Notes from the Hotspotters: Finding Flow in Chronic Disease Management

Originally posted December 16, 2014 By Jake QuintonMadeline – a nursing student and hotspotting teammate – and I got back in the car after our third home visit with “R,” a woman whose complications from diabetes have landed her in … Continue reading

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Bridging Innovation into Health Care Leadership

By R. Edward Howell As I read Regina Herzlinger and colleagues’ thoughtful HBR blog post, a call to “alter how we educate future health care leaders,” I am reminded of the classic Michael J. Fox movie, Back to the Future. … Continue reading

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Duke, Colorado Explore Innovative Payment Models for Specialty Care

By Khin-Kyemon Aung There’s no time like now to test new ways to pay for specialty care, and the federal government has offered immense support in this endeavor. Earlier this year, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) sought … Continue reading

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Notes From The Hotspotters: Trouble At Home

Originally posted December 2, 2014 By Rebecca BausingerHeading into Section 8 housing – also known as “the projects” – our hotspotting team was not sure what to expect. Our task ahead was daunting — we had yet to enroll any of our … Continue reading

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Health Wonk Review: Post-Turkey Day Edition is Posted at InsureBlog

Hank Stern has posted the Post-Turkey Day Edition of Health Wonk Review at InsureBlog. Check it out here. And don’t forget to vote daily between now and January 15 to make Wing of Zock a winner in the Healthline Best … Continue reading

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What’s Your Bias?

By Javeed Sukhera, MD After a recent consultation,  my patient’s father, a fellow physician, asked me to re-evaluate my recommendations. While I had considered all appropriate practice guidelines and research on the topic, there was an almost obsessive inner monologue … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing Humanitarian Innovation

By Jennifer J. Salopek The cover of a recent issue of Parade magazine featured a photo of a girl with a bright blue prosthetic hand. The accompanying article was titled, “How 3-D Printing is Transforming Everything from Medicine to Manufacturing.” … Continue reading

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Notes from the Hotspotters: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Originally posted November 18, 2014 By Eliza Hutchinson“There was one time when I wasn’t here for seven months in a row,” “Pam” told me. I sat with Pam in her third floor hospital room – the floor on which she always … Continue reading

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