Renegotiating Healthcare Relationships

This is from an article that appeared today on Becker’s Hospital Review: How should bundled payments work? Who should be reporting to whom? Is evidence-based medicine the best way to reduce variation? Will EHRs limit physician decision-making? On occasion, this could lead to tension-producing arguments and unwanted conflicts. However, there is one “given” within this […]

Negotiation and the New Graduates

It is commencement season once again. Here at Harvard the gowns will be donned on May 24. It is always a celebratory event as hopeful graduates take their first steps into the next chapter of their lives. For those of us who teach it is also a time for introspection: have we prepared them for […]

Renegotiating Health Care Excerpt Now Available

The second edition of Renegotiating Health Care has hit the shelves. If you’d like a free preview, please download the preface and first chapter with our compliments: RHC 2nd Ed Excerpt We particularly enjoyed the opportunity to interview health care leaders from front line docs and nurses to hospital CEOs to policy makers and administrators. […]

Intergration Can Control Costs, Improve Outcomes

We write extensively about the trend of integration of care in the second edition of Renegotiating Health Care. We looked at integration at three levels of scale: Kaiser Permanente is the largest private integrated health care system in the country and has been able to attack costs while boosting patient satisfaction; Village Health Partners in […]