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Oxford Press publishes Goldsmith book on Imaging and Radiology in September, 2010

In September, Oxford University Press will publish Jeff Goldsmith and Bruce Hillman’s new book, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: How Imaging is Changing Health Care. Mr. Goldsmith and his co-author, radiologist Bruce Hillman, editor of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, will tell the extraordinary twin stories of the invention of medical imaging and growth and challenges of one of medicine’s most successful clinical disciplines. It will explore, in readable English, the technical foundations of high technology imaging, as well as tell readers where these remarkable tools are headed. It is full of stunning black and white and color radiological images, as well as detailed discussions of what they show about human illness. It will also outline the policy and political consequences of successful innovation, as the federal government and private insurers try to cope with rising imaging expenditures, and gauge the appropriateness of use of new technology. Mr. Goldsmith delivered the Moreton Lecture to the American College of Radiology on May 17, which explored the future of radiology and sounded many of the themes in this intriguing new book.

Goldsmith coauthors Book Chapter on Hospital Physician relations and Accountable Care

In April, 2010, Jossey Bass published a collection of papers on how hospitals and physicians can work more closely together to share and manage risk - Partners In Health: How Physicians and Hospitals Can Be Accountable Together. Co-edited by Francis Crosson, former head of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Groups Federation and Laura Tollen, of Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Plans, this collection begins with an historical chapter on hospital/physician relations coauthored by Jeff Goldsmith, Robert Burns, the Chair of the Program on Health Management and Economics of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Ralph Muller, President of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. This chapter explores the deeply troubled and often dysfunctional relationship between hospitals and physicians over the past hundred years, and how the struggle to collaborate in new forms of care organization under health reform will be constrained by that history. What can both health system managements and physician leaders learn about how to work together more effectively in the patient’s and society’s interests.

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