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Die the Way you want to

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Ellen Goodman
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Dying the way we want to is a significant problem. Surveys show that 70 percent of people say they want to die at home, yet 70 percent die in hospitals or nursing homes. Twenty-five percent of all Medicare costs are incurred by five percent of people in their last year of life.

This is a nice short article to get you to start thinking about this important issue!! http://hbr.org/2012/01/tackling-social-problems/ar/1...


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CDC's National "Get Smart: Know when antibiotics work" campaign

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CDC
Monday, November 14, 2011

Check out the website below to test your knowledge about antibiotics and to learn more about antibiotics may not be the best treatment.

http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/index.html...


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Free drugs can help prevent repeat heart attacks

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MARILYNN MARCHIONE
Monday, November 14, 2011

Say you've had a heart attack and your insurer offered you free medicines to help prevent another one. Doctors did that in a major study and were stunned to find that only about half of patients took them.

Those who did suffered fewer heart-related problems and saved $500 on average for health care over roughly a year. And it didn't cost the insurer more; in fact, costs were trending lower because of fewer hospitalizations.

"People don't ge...


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Why Not the Best? Results from the National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance, 2011

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The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Great summary article about an assessment of the U.S. Health system based on a variety of quality assessments. To just get you interested, here is a bit of the article:

Based on the Scorecard's 42 indicators of health system performance, the U.S. earned an overall score of 64 out of a possible 100 when comparing national averages with benchmarks of best performance achieved internationally and within the U.S. Although the Scorecard draws on th...


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How Prescription Drug Shortages have been affecting healthcare quality

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IHI website
Thursday, September 01, 2011

This article is about how drug shortages of 2010 has been affecting patient safety.

http://goo.gl/R983Y...


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How to be a better Healthcare provider

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IHI website
Thursday, September 01, 2011

Check out his 5 minute video about what how to be a better healthcare provider from a patient's point of view.

Treat your patients like people! Seems obvious now but make sure you hold on to that because it will make a HUGE difference in your patient's life and your life too!

http://www.ihi.org/offerings/IHIOpenSchool/resources/Pages/LaurensListAnInterviewWithSallySampson.aspx...


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Institute for Healthcare Improvement Online talk show!

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Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Monday, August 08, 2011

Summer Listening on WIHI

IHI's free, online audio "talk show," WIHI, is on summer recess this month and we invite you to take advantage of the break to catch up on programs you might have missed. Host and producer Madge Kaplan's personal picks include the July 21 WIHI with Jeff Selberg and Stuart Altman on payment reform (http://www.ihi.org/knowledge/Pages/AudioandVideo/WIHIPaymentReformAsWeSpeak.aspx); the June 9 WIHI with JAMA's departing Ed...


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Founded:

2010

Advisor:

Dr. Patricia Shane

Board

President - Kenny Lee (PharmD/MPH)
Vice President - Alisa Takeda (COM/MPH)
PA Chair - Christine Ruby (PA/MPH)
COM Chair - Nathan Rheault (COM/MPH)
MPH Chair - Manjot Multani (MPH)
PharmD Chair - Nanik Hatsakorzian (PharmD/MPH)

Members: 30

Events: 4

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Keystone Club is a student chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement