Category Archives: Physician Leadershiip

Discussion of how physicians can influence health care concepts, structure, processes

Quality or Qualities?

I’m all for high reliability and continuous impovement in medicine and health care delivery, but I am concerned about the ROI on quality improvement initiatives. With all the strategy, effort and science involved in Quality & Safety measures it seems like we should … Continue reading

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Some Big Things That Keep A Physician Awake At Night …

The essence of Torah: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Rabbi Hillel explains that “all the rest is merely clarification.”  Hence, moral actions assume primacy in important human endeavors such as the practice of medicine. … Continue reading

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Keeping an eye on…Who Made Up “Healthcare”?

That “healthcare” is a new word, and probably a new notion is indisputable. Fifty years ago, the word was not spoken or written. The word was not in the dictionary. And there were no “healthcare specialists” in law, accounting, consulting, … Continue reading

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A Physician Leader’s Looking Glass

Physician leaders are challenged to identify, implement and report on elaborate quality/safety systems that strive for systematic perfection with the expectation to be  paid for this high performance. This effort is certainly worthy on the surface but could move us significantly further away from … Continue reading

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