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A Paradigm-Free Period - Hospitals Address Quality and Consumer Satisfaction

In the April, 2002 issue of COR Health Market Strategist, Jeff Goldsmith argues that hospitals and systems must refocus their strategies on reducing medical errors and creating value for patients as consumers. In "A Paradigm-Free Period: The Deceptive Pause in Strategy", Jeff advocates a renewed focus on clinical services, after a decade of externally focused strategies designed to cope with managed care. Because the health world is not in the grip of a prevailing management fad or major political threat, it is an ideal time for trustees and senior management to re-engage with their physicians and other clinical staff to improve the reliability and safety of patient care.

Bioterrorism - The Threat and What Needs to Be Done about it.

In an interview to be published electronically in Health Affairs, Jeff Goldsmith interviews George Poste, a member of the Department of Defense's Defense Science Board, and Chair of its Taskforce on Bioterrorism. The interview explores what the nation learned from the anthrax episode in the wake of the September 11 World Trade Center attack. What is the nation's state of readiness to respond to a bioterror threat, and how should public policy shape our response? Dr. Poste is a virologist by training, and was formerly Chief Scientific Officer for GlaxoSmithKline.

Digital Medicine: How Information Technology is Transforming Healthcare: A New Book by Jeff Goldsmith on the future of information technology in healthcare.

In 2003, look for a new book by Jeff Goldsmith on the coming transformation of health services by modern information technology. Innovation information technologies, including genetic testing, electronic medical records, expert systems, and Internet-based connectivity for health services and insurance, are advancing far more rapidly than the health system can assimilate them. What will the American health system look like, and how will it function, when physicians, healthcare managers and consumers learn to use all these powerful new tools? How will consumers and patients experience these changes? Will these exciting new technologies solve healthcare's fundamental problems of cost, access and "user friendliness"?

Digital Medicine: How Information Technology is Transforming Healthcare will be a readable, challenging and intriguing look at the most exciting source of change in health services in more than a generation. Look for publication in the summer or fall, 2003.

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