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Measuring what matters in health care

In part one of his podcast episode, Dr. John Wasson, Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth Medical School, suggests U.S. health care could learn a few lessons on quality improvement from the world of organized crime. This time around, Dr. Wasson dives into the issue of clinician burnout caused by “quantophrenia”—a condition he describes as measurement for its own sake without real benefit to patients or providers. The solution to quantophrenia? Just seven simple measures.

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John Wasson, MD Emeritus Distinguished Professor, Dartmouth Medical School

Podcast Host

L. Gordon Moore, MD Senior Medical Director, Clinical Strategy and Value-based Care

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Measuring what matters in health care

In part one of his podcast episode, Dr. John Wasson, Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth Medical School, suggests U.S. health care could learn a few lessons on quality improvement from the […]

Sorting through a sea of data: AI in health care

Providers are increasingly overwhelmed by administrative work that takes them away from patient care. How can clinicians leverage AI solutions to optimize and modernize care without adding to already taxing […]

Confronting the opioid crisis

Addressing opioid addiction is one of the greatest challenges facing providers, who must walk a fine line between effective pain management and overprescribing addictive drugs. In this episode, Dr. Eugene […]

Lessons from organized crime for improving health care

When Dr. John Wasson was in medical school, he worked at an east coast resort that hosted well-known members of organized crime families. Reflecting back on this experience after a […]

Social determinants of health: The whole person model of care

What challenges do high-needs patients face when seeking care? This was the question Dr. Melissa Clarke encountered as she and her colleagues worked towards a “whole person” model of care […]

Searching for the holy grail of mental health care

Imagine going to your primary care clinic and along with a blood test, they also took a “sample“ of your language. The brain is too complicated for typical lab tests, […]

Good intentions and unintended consequences: A look at healthcare policy

Sometimes ideas for healthcare reform can morph into problematic policies that inadvertently drive up costs and erode quality. What happens when we instead encourage innovation at the individual health system […]

In search of innovation: The role of the CMIO

Dr. John “Rick” LeMoine’s job is unique among chief medical information officers (CMIOs). He has no direct reports as CMIO for Sharp HealthCare, the largest healthcare provider in San Diego […]

Analyzing human language for social good

Can the use of language on social media reveal information about a patient’s mental health? Can human language, with all its ambiguities and complexities, be analyzed to identify behavioral issues? […]

Physician payment and performance measurement: Is it fair?

How much time does it actually take for primary care physicians and specialists to deliver care, and should time be considered when determining payment? When it comes to physician performance, […]

Finding a common language: Documentation and quality improvement

Health care is rich with specific language that clinicians use to avoid ambiguity. Inconsistent or confusing communication increases the possibility of poor patient care. In this episode, Dr. Geoffrey Rose […]

Payer-provider collaboration: What’s in it for consumers?

Imagine having to pay for a car piece by piece, shopping for a steering wheel, brake system and transmission all as separate purchases. Not a great idea, right? Now imagine […]