culture

11 01, 2021

BookPod – Communities of Practice by Wenger

2021-01-11T09:46:33+00:00

Book: Communities of Practice - Learning, Meaning, and Identity Author: Etienne Wenger Teaser: Wenger describes how most organisations usually work in ignorance of how other organisations, with the same mission, are getting on. If they compare performance with others it is usually to compete and win, or at least avoid losing. In a community of practice they share to learn. Tag: Culture

BookPod – Communities of Practice by Wenger2021-01-11T09:46:33+00:00
14 12, 2020

BookPod – The Uncertain Physician by Kurt Link

2020-12-14T08:49:53+00:00

Book:The Uncertain Physician Author: Kurt Link Teaser: “I don’t know” are the most important three words in medicine. The truth is, the more one knows, the less certain one is. And this is certainly true in medicine where combining an individual’s personal goals and specific attributes to the research evidence means that the Uncertain Physician is one of the most experienced. In this great book, Kurt Link explores the ideas around managing and dealing with uncertainty in healthcare. Tag: Culture

BookPod – The Uncertain Physician by Kurt Link2020-12-14T08:49:53+00:00
7 12, 2020

BookPod – Images of Organization by Gareth Morgan

2020-12-07T09:35:17+00:00

Book: Images of Organization Author: Gareth Morgan Teaser: Images of Organization is a classic based on a very simple premise—that all theories of organization and management are based on implicit images or metaphors that stretch our imagination in a way that can create powerful insights. Morgan provides resources for exploring the complexity of modern organizations. Tag: Culture

BookPod – Images of Organization by Gareth Morgan2020-12-07T09:35:17+00:00
16 11, 2020

BookPod – Culture at Work in Aviation and Medicine: National, Organizational and Professional Influences by Helmreich & Merritt

2020-11-16T09:22:37+00:00

Book: Culture at Work in Aviation and Medicine: National, Organizational and Professional Influences Author: Robert L. Helmreich, Ashleigh C. Merritt Teaser: Culture forms a complex framework of national, organizational, and professional attitudes and values within which groups and individuals function. In this book the authors explore the influences of culture in two professions, aviation and medicine. Their focus is on commercial airline pilots and operating room teams. Within these two environments they show the effect of professional, national and organizational cultures of individual attitudes and values and team interaction. Tag: Culture

BookPod – Culture at Work in Aviation and Medicine: National, Organizational and Professional Influences by Helmreich & Merritt2020-11-16T09:22:37+00:00
9 11, 2020

BookPod – Death of the Guilds: Professions, States, and the Advance of Capitalism, 1930 to the Present by Krause

2020-11-09T09:45:14+00:00

Book: Death of the Guilds: Professions, States, and the Advance of Capitalism, 1930 to the Present Author: Elliot Krause Teaser: Have you ever wanted to better understand the role of professions like doctors and nurses? In this book, Elliot Krause considers the autonomy and leverage of modern professional groups---medicine, law, university teaching, and engineering. Krause considers the implications for professionals and those they serve. Tag: Culture

BookPod – Death of the Guilds: Professions, States, and the Advance of Capitalism, 1930 to the Present by Krause2020-11-09T09:45:14+00:00
20 07, 2020

BookPod – An Introduction to Quality Assurance in Health Care by Donabedian

2020-07-20T10:01:41+00:00

Book: An Introduction to Quality Assurance in Health Care Author: Avedis Donabedian Teaser: This book really is obligatory reading for anyone who influences the use of resources in healthcare and is interested in quality. Avedis Donabedian's name is synonymous with quality of health care. He unravelled the mystery behind the concept by defining it in clear operational terms and provided detailed blueprints for both its measurement (known as quality assessment) and its improvement (known as quality assurance). Many before him claimed that quality couldn't be defined in concrete objective terms. He demonstrated that quality is an attribute of a system which he called structure, a set of organised activities which he called process, and an outcome which results from [...]

BookPod – An Introduction to Quality Assurance in Health Care by Donabedian2020-07-20T10:01:41+00:00
11 11, 2019

Buyer beware! Does the seller’s definition of value match your values?

2019-11-11T14:00:58+00:00

Paper of the Week: 11th November 2019 This week’s blog is brought to you by: Dr Tim Wilson Full reference and title from the journal: Bending the cost curve: time series analysis of a value transformation programme at an academic medical centre Chatfield SC, Volpicelli FM, Adler NM, et al. BMJ Qual Saf 2019;28:449–458. Emerging principles for health system value improvement programmes Moriates C, Valencia V. BMJ Qual Saf 2019;28:434–437. Authors conclusion: By the beginning of 2014 it had become apparent that our own health system, NYU Langone Health (NYULH), had substantial opportunity to improve value. From 2010 to 2013, our institutional losses on Medicare patients had more than doubled. … the American Association of Medical Colleges-Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH) quarterly survey of [...]

Buyer beware! Does the seller’s definition of value match your values?2019-11-11T14:00:58+00:00
24 09, 2019

Paper of the Week: 24th September 2019 – Finite resources come in many forms, especially carbon

2019-09-24T09:57:57+00:00

This week’s blog is brought to you by: Managing Director, Dr Tim Wilson Full reference and title from the journal: International comparison of health care carbon footprints, Peter-Paul Pichler et al 2019 Environ. Res. Lett. 14 064004. Web Link to Paper: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab19e1/meta#erlab19e1s3 Authors conclusion: The health care sectors of the 36 countries studied were responsible for 1.6 Gt of CO2 emissions or 4.4% of the global total in 2014 (35.7 Gt). The health carbon footprints of China, the US, Japan, India and Germany were similar to the total national footprints of Canada, Italy, Greece, Finland, and Hungary respectively. In an international ranking of total national carbon footprints, the health carbon footprints of China and the US would rank [...]

Paper of the Week: 24th September 2019 – Finite resources come in many forms, especially carbon2019-09-24T09:57:57+00:00
8 08, 2019

Thursday 8th August 2019 Paper of the Week: What is fair in healthcare

2019-08-08T13:29:03+00:00

This week's paper of the week is brought to you by Dr Tim Wilson, Managing Director Full reference and title from the journal: Chamberlain, C., Owen-Smith, A., MacKichan, F., Donovan, J. L., & Hollingworth, W. (2019). “What’s fair to an individual is not always fair to a population”: a qualitative study of patients and their health professionals using the Cancer Drugs Fund. Health Policy, 123(8), 706–712. WEB LINK TO PAPER Authors conclusion While patients and oncologists appreciated the drugs available through the Cancer Drugs Fund, most expressed concern about its fairness. Competing participant views about the added value of the end of life is challenging for resource allocation.   3V bottom line  Fairness in healthcare needs us to [...]

Thursday 8th August 2019 Paper of the Week: What is fair in healthcare2019-08-08T13:29:03+00:00
2 08, 2019

Paper of the Week 2nd August: Lessons on paying for value from the US health policy laboratory

2019-08-02T06:20:37+00:00

This week's blog is brought to you by Dr Tim Wilson, 3V Managing Director. Full reference: Health Care Spending, Utilization, and Quality 8 Years into Global Payment Song, Z., Ji, Y., Safran, D. G., & Chernew, M. E. (2019). Health Care Spending, Utilization, and Quality 8 Years into Global Payment. New England Journal of Medicine, 381(3), 252–263. Web Link to Paper Authors conclusion: During the first 8 years after its introduction the Alternative Quality Contract of Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Massachusetts, a population-based payment model, was associated with slower growth in medical spending on claims, resulting in savings that over time began to exceed incentive payments. Unadjusted measures of quality under this model were higher than [...]

Paper of the Week 2nd August: Lessons on paying for value from the US health policy laboratory2019-08-02T06:20:37+00:00