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Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

In Chicago (as elsewhere), follow the money

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January 25, 2014

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Medical Ethics:

Curious observers have been asking me why someone at the University of Illinois would knowingly aid and abet an effort to use the University’s reputation to support the commercial objectives of a private firm.

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Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

Time to fire somebody

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January 22, 2014

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Medical Ethics:

Regular readers know that I tend to operate in a no-blame mode, i.e., be hard on the problem and soft on the people. But when someone has violated the public trust in an institution to support the commercial goals of a private company, they have shown such poor judgment that consideration must be given to terminating their employment.

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Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

A benefit of political gridlock? It won’t last.

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January 18, 2014

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Other stuff:

A Washington, DC colleague reported to me this week that spending on lobbying in the nation’s capital has declined considerably. Why?

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Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

Back to the future

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January 12, 2014

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EDUCATION, SYSTEMS:

Harkening back to the mid-1990s, they noted that today’s environment in health care is remarkably similar: a rush to mergers and acquisitions; financial pressures on hospitals; and big changes in the relationships between doctors and hospitals.

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Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

Focus on the gold standard

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January 7, 2014

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POLICY, PROVIDERS:

I’d like to make a number of subtle and not-so-subtle points today, and I hope you’ll stick with me.

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Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

Can you help this pregnant woman?

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December 27, 2013

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Clinical Conditions, PROVIDERS, Sex & reproduction:

A friend called to ask for help on an issue related to her pregnancy. Do you know anyone who might be able to provide advice?

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Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

The difference between empathy and sympathy

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December 21, 2013

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PROVIDERS:

As I head off into a blogging break through New Year’s Day, I pass along this view by Dr. Brené Brown of the difference between empathy and sympathy, a distinction that those of us in the health care world would be wise to understand. “Empathy fuels connection. Sympathy drives disconnection.”

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Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

Evans: Let’s make our day harder

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December 15, 2013

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Clinical Conditions, Exercise & fitness:

Canadian Doctor Mike Evans says, “Let’s start a movement and make our day harder” – by moving more!

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Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

Shaking the hubris of the profession

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December 10, 2013

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PROVIDERS:

This is why I implore the medical profession to move to the idea of patient-driven care.

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Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

Is a different kind of collective bargaining possible?

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December 5, 2013

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PROVIDERS, SYSTEMS:

The New York Professional Nurses Union has an interesting history. Among other things, it accomplished something unusual, decertifying the SEIU, which had previously represented its members.

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Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

Scott Adams: I hope my father dies soon.

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November 29, 2013

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Clinical Conditions, Death and Dying:

Dilbert’s Scott Adams writes an entirely serious (and angrily raw) post about an important topic, doctor-assisted suicide.

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Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

The future of simulation is to be found in Tel Hashomer

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November 26, 2013

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EDUCATION:

Simulation centers have been popping up in hospitals across the world. These are useful, but for the most part their function is to provide technical training in surgical and other interventional techniques, as well as to practice resucitation and the like. Sometimes, too, they are used to study teams in stressful situations to provide lessons in team dynamics.

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Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

Northwestern Medicine learns from patients and families

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November 19, 2013

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PROVIDERS, SYSTEMS:

Northwestern has convened a patient-family advisory council and was discussing with them the various metrics the hospital uses to portray progress on several clinical fronts.

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Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

A different kind of poll

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November 2, 2013

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PROVIDERS:

For most hospitals, useful data on outcomes is not available, what is published is often indecipherable and two to three years old.

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New book: Wounded, by Emily Mayhew

New book: Wounded, by Emily Mayhew

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October 5, 2013

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Other stuff:

By Paul Levy First Posted at Not Running a Hospital on 10/1/2013 It’s been over two years since I wrote about Emily Mayhew’s excellent book, The… Read More ›

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