Category Archives: Care Delivery Innovations

Hopkins Leverages Innovation Hub Model at Sibley Hospital

By Jennifer J. Salopek Amid frosted glass walls and brightly colored furniture, the meeting attendees cautiously approach the tables stocked with Post-It notes, crayons, Play-Doh, and duct tape in neon colors. Although the purpose of these supplies might be obvious … Continue reading

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“Continuity Clinical Experience” Integrates Patient Care, Knowledge for Med Students at Vanderbilt

A couple of years ago, post-graduation surveys of Vanderbilt University medical students revealed that their understanding of the health care system, especially population health management, could be more robust. Bonnie Miller, MD, associate vice chancellor for health affairs and senior … Continue reading

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Health Care Field Optimistic About Innovation in Telehealth Landscape With Testing of eConsult Model

By Sarah Sonies Despite concerns about possible challenges, telemedicine and other distance technologies such as e-consults, are developing rapidly, with many academic medical centers (AMCs) testing new models to improve patient care. According to Michael R. Marquardt, MBA, MPH, director … Continue reading

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From “Patient-Centered” to “Relationship-Centered” Care at Cleveland Clinic

In the June 2014 issue of Harvard Business Review, Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove and co-author Thomas H. Lee wrote that, to engage doctors in the health care revolution, we must start with their relationship with patients. “[G]et physicians thinking about … Continue reading

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Physician Filmmaker Documents One of America’s Busiest ERs in Code Black

By Sarah Sonies There are few places of such constant drama and excitement as a hospital emergency room. Crowded with patients awaiting urgent care, Los Angeles County Hospital’s ER is one of the busiest. Code Black, a documentary directed by … Continue reading

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UCLA Institute for Health Innovation Releases Results of Innovation Scan

By Jennifer J. Salopek In an event yesterday in Los Angeles, representatives of the UCLA Institute for Innovation in Health highlighted regional health care ingenuity as they released the results of the first “innovation scan.” The event, “Los Angeles Innovates: … Continue reading

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Telemedicine: Leading the Way to Virtual Care Delivery

By Sarah Sonies Health care and insurance specialists predict that within a few years, almost the majority of health care will be delivered virtually. In remarks two weeks ago in the opening of the 2014 American Telemedicine Association (ATA 2014) annual meeting and … Continue reading

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“Flip the Clinic” to Make Doctor–Patient Interactions More Productive, Less Stressful

By Jennifer J. Salopek In late March, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced a new initiative, Flip the Clinic, to re-imagine the medical encounter between patients and care providers. The seed of the inspiration was planted during a visit to … Continue reading

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