Decision Support

Indicator and Measurement Registry

We are currently working on a great project designing and redesigning nursing and perioperative reports for a client. As we work to catalogue variables and data sources, design reports and create specifications I am reminded yet again of the World … Continue reading

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Transformers and Value Based Purchasing

Last Friday I went to my nephew Aidan’s fifth birthday celebration bearing my most favorite gift — a book (socks and underwear are my second favorite, but I save those for national holidays). But of course, his parents had to … Continue reading

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What’s Your Healthcode?

Quick … what was the zip code of the town you grew up in? I am willing to bet that you can remember. I certainly do — 03036. Just typing it brings back all sorts of memories. I can see … Continue reading

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PSA–Will Evidence Finally Win Out?

We give a lot of lip service to providing patients with evidence about the treatment options available to them so that they may make an “informed decision” in alignment with their beliefs and values.  The key word being the evidence about … Continue reading

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Decisions

Big mistake. I made a big mistake recently and I am woman enough to admit it. I failed to understand EXACTLY what decision was being informed by the report I had been asked to design. How could this happen? Simple. … Continue reading

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I Want it All and I Want it Now!

In our “on demand” society where the mantra “I want it ALL and I want it NOW” is commonplace, I say — it is time to step back and think. Don’t run that nebulous query, don’t publish that ill-defined report. … Continue reading

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Who’s on First and What’s on Second

My beloved Red Sox had their worst start (0 and 6) since 1945. This horrific start to the season was made even more painful when you consider the fact that in 1945 all of the best baseball players were overseas … Continue reading

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