Selecting the right hospital to receive care can save your life, lower your risks of getting a complication, or even reduce your financial hardship. The… Read More »Why It’s So Hard to Pick the Right Hospital
Talking to health care professionals about the importance of loving your patients and colleagues — as I often do — might raise eyebrows. How can we be… Read More »Patient Care: What’s Love Got to Do with It?
Wanted: Talented, highly driven individuals to take on multiyear work assignment with potential for benefiting humankind. Requires the highest levels of technical skill, teamwork and… Read More »Seeking the Right Stuff for Teams: In the Hospital or Distant Space
Fifteen-year anniversaries often come and go without fuss, overlooked in favor of those we can mark in full decades. Yet recently, at Johns Hopkins and… Read More »Patient Safety at 15: How Much Have We Grown?
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Maybe you've had this experience: You attend a workshop or conference to build your skill set, you pick up new strategies and tools, and you… Read More »Turning Health Care Improvement Training into Results
Like a pro golfer swears by a certain brand of clubs or a marathon runner has a chosen make of shoes, surgeons can form strong… Read More »To Engage Physicians in Cost Savings, Start with Quality
In this post, I present the case that U.S. News & World Report’s patient safety score, a component of its annual Best Hospitals rankings, has… Read More »Potential Bias in U.S. News Patient Safety Scores