Some CASE STUDIES by category

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JONATHAN METSCH

When I was appointed President and CEO of LibertyHealth/ Jersey City Medical Center in 1989 one of our goals was to become a top tier New Jersey teaching hospital.

If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock. (A)

The Mystery of the Hospital CLAUSTROPHOBIA CLUSTER

We don’t know what we don’t know” (1) The challenge to emergency preparedness…..

Two years ago, while on vacation, my wife punctured her hand with a BBQ skewer. So she went to the nearest ER.

Confidential September 11, 2001 LESSONS LEARNED memorandum by hospital CEO Jonathan Metsch goes “viral” and becomes a New Jersey gubernatorial campaign issue

Trust but Verify” (Ronald Reagan) – Four Lessons Learned as a junior CEO back in the day..

DON’T DEPEND ON ANYONE ELSE TO BRING THE COFFEE! & other Lessons Learned as a junior hospital CEO back in the day….

Tomorrow morning’s Emergency Preparedness meeting (just scheduled for 8AM)

“If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu.”

OBAMACARE/ TRUMPCARE/ GAWANDECARE

From REPEAL & REPLACE to WRECK & REJOICE (from Obamacare to Trumpcare)

“It leaves us with two laws… Call the first one Obamacare… Call the second one Trumpcare”

The new health care Gold Standard” GawandeCare”

“…what would it look like if Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took the helm of a major integrated (health care) delivery system?”

Case Study on Disruption/Disintermediation in health care (10 posts)

MEDICARE

When physicians opt out of Medicare they should reimburse Medicare for paying for their training

The Mayo Clinic is discriminating against Medicare Patients. Unbelievable! Outrageous!

A Medicare Conundrum: Observation status – Readmission penalties – Hospitalist handoff to primary care physician.

Should physicians be afforded Mulligans for non-reimbursable Medicare readmissions?

HEALTH POLICY

“…really targeting the depth of the opioid epidemic would require an infusion of federal dollars on par with the more than $20 billion a year spent on HIV/AIDs.”

PUBLIC HEALTH administrators can transform monumental unique challenges to “rapid response” opportunities. Think: Hurricanes Florence and Michael, the California wildfires, the mysterious polio-like illness, the opioid epidemic, mass shootings, and immigrant family separation.

President signs “Right to Try Act” – “Despite good intentions – right to try legislation grants no rights.”

“Right-to-try should not be right-to-die-poorer”

HOSPITAL/ HEALTH SYSTEM QUALITY

Stop the name games! University hospitals and regional medical centers should live up to their billing *

Are hospital quality/safety metrics used by payers & accrediting organizations getting ahead of the science of q/s measurement? (I)

HOSPITAL WEB SITE ARCHEOLOGY

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (St Petersburg, Florida) – problems in the hospital’s heart surgery unit

San Francisco General, a public hospital with San Francisco’s only trauma center, all commercial insurance is “out-of-network.”

HOW ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS ADDRESS CONFLICTS-OF-INTEREST

You are a new member of the Board of University Medical Center and have been appointed chairperson of the Board’s Compliance Committee.

“…of the 1.5 million Americans who develop sepsis each year, nearly 260,000 die from it.” (A)

CASES

Have you met your interventional pathologist or interventional neurologist or interventional oncologist?

Can/should health care workers be fired for using appropriately prescribed medical or legally purchased recreational marijuana?

“Concurrent” Surgeries – Is it OK for a surgeon to operate in different ORs at the same time?

There’s a growing movement in the United States to install video cameras in operating rooms…

Concierge medicine is the all the rage but rather should we be enraged about it?

Do you want to be treated by a stranger when you are admitted to the hospital? Every practicing physician should have hospital privileges.

It’s like the Wild, Wild West, the (physician specialty) turf wars…. (A)

“Two-thirds of beneficiary communication is more complex to read than Moby Dick…” Let’s start with EOBs!

“…SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN HEALTHCARE CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND, BY EXTENTION, PATIENT SAFETY…”

On July 4th as we respect and admire hospital staff members who are working 24/7, it is interesting to look at hospital care during the Revolutionary War


President Garfield didn’t die from an assassin’s bullet, but rather from a doctor’s dirty hands.”
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