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Health care costs are bankrupting us

Elliott Fisher, MD, MPH and Gil Welch, MD, MPH, faculty in the MHCDS program, describe how high prices and high volume of health care goods and services are gaining a...  Read article at CNN - Opinion »

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2626156

Cancer Screening, Overdiagnosis, and Regulatory Capture

MHCDS faculty Gil Welch, MD, MPH describes the role of the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in preventing and, when captured by industry influence, promoting...  Read article at JAMA Internal Medicine »

http://tidsskriftet.no/article/3467788/en_GB

First Class Training in Health Care Leadership

Inger Meland Buene, MD, MHCDS Class of 2016 is the Head of Department, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vestfold Hospital. Tønsberg, Norway. In this article, Inger...  Read article at Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association »

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/07/opinion/why-doctors-shouldnt-be-punished-for-giving-prostate-tests.html

Why Doctors Shouldn’t Be Punished for Giving Prostate Tests

Rather than simply punishing them for ordering PSA tests, providers should be rewarded for taking the time to discuss the risks and benefits of screening with patients.  Read article at The New York Times »

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-welch-cancer-treatement-20151119-story.html

Op Ed - We should look less hard for cancer

MHCDS professor Gil Welch, MD discusses why patients and physicians should be less aggressive about screening for cancer.  Read article at LA Times »

http://www.aaos.org/news/aaosnow/aug15/clinical7.asp

The Science of Health Care Delivery - What we learned at Dartmouth

Three recent alumni, Alok Sharan, MD, Michelle Prince, MD, and Timothy Foster, MD describe the Masters of Health Care Delivery Science program as a unique and useful tool...  Read article at The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons »

http://wichita.kumc.edu/news/kanani-feature-080415.html

How is Rwanda like Lakin, Kansas? Both want to improve health care

This article describes a unique cross border collaboration between two current MHCDS students, Ben Anderson, CEO of Kearny County Hospital and Dr. Prince Bosco, Director...  Read article at KU School of Medicine - Witchita »

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/05/11/overkill-atul-gawande

Overkill: An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially.

In a follow up to his 2009 article, The Cost Conundrum, author Atul Gawande discusses insights developed by MHCDS faculty members, Jonathan Skinner and Gil Welch, to...  Read article at The New Yorker »

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-welch-problems-predictive-medicine-20150428-story.html

Op-Ed |: Why whole-genome testing hurts more than it helps

In this Op-Ed, Professor Gil Welch articulates why big data solutions like whole-genome sequencing highlight weak signals in the likelihood of disease that will have...  Read article at Los Angeles Times »

http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2015/04/13/the-quality-tower-of-babel/

The Quality Tower Of Babel

MHCDS faculty, Elizabeth Teisberg and Scott Wallace, describe the spectacular growth in the number health care quality metrics that don't take into account the functional...  Read article at Health Affairs »

Revisiting Mortality Versus Survival In International Comparisons Of Cancer Care

Revisiting Mortality Versus Survival In International Comparisons Of Cancer Care

MHCDS faculty Gil Welch and Elliott Fischer explain why measuring progress in cancer care by survival is wrong and that population-based cancer mortality is the true...  Read article at Heath Affairs Blog »

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/06/opinion/an-epidemic-of-thyroid-cancer.html?ref=opinion

An Epidemic of Thyroid Cancer?

Professor Gil Welch discusses the unintended consequences of a national cancer screening program in South Korea, an epidemic of unnecessary and possibly harmful medical...  Read article at NY Times »

http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2014/08/26/the-125-percent-solution-fixing-variations-in-health-care-prices/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-125-percent-solution-fixing-variations-in-health-care-prices

The 125 Percent Solution: Fixing Variations In Health Care Prices

MHCDS faculty Elliott Fisher, James Weinstein, and Jonathan Skinner propose a relatively simple, short-term solution to fix two large problems in US health care pricing,...  Read article at Health Affairs Blog »

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/5acc8390-2c49-11e4-a0b6-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3BVWGqqfM

Doctors Use Business Acumen to Launch Medical Consultancy

Jeff Alderman, MHCDS '13 and 30 of his classmates used the skills and knowledge acquired in the MHCDS program to launch a consultancy to help other health care providers...  Read article at Financial Times »

http://www.courant.com/health/hc-hartford-north-end-health-hospital-20140817,0,2723861,full.story

MHCDS Action Learning Project launches Effort to Improve Health in the Impoverished North End

 Read article at The Hartford Courant »

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/01/opinion/the-problem-with-free-health-care.html?ref=opinion&_r=1

The Problem With Free Health Care

In this NY Times op-ed, MHCDS faculty member, Gil Welch, MD, describes the misalignment of incentives for screening versus those for diagnosis embedded in the Affordable...  Read article at NY Times »

http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/10/indias-secret-to-low-cost-health-care/

India’s Secret to Low-Cost Health Care

Vijay Govindarajan looks at cost control measures that enable Indian hospitals to deliver exceptional service at 5 to 10 percent of the cost of U.S. hospitals.  Read article at HBR Blog »

http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/news/articles/inaugural-master-of-health-care-delivery-science-class-celebrated-at-specia

Inaugural Master of Health Care Delivery Science Class Celebrated at Special Investiture Ceremony

The MHCDS class of 2013 was not just the first class to complete the program—a low-residency model of hybrid pedagogy organized by Tuck and The Dartmouth Institute for...  Read article at Tuck Today »

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-18/unitedhealth-executives-go-back-to-school-to-improve-care.html

UnitedHealth Executives Go Back to School to Improve Care

Students in the first graduating class of the Master of Health Care Delivery Science program are already having a profound impact on how care is delivered.  Read article at Bloomberg News »

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20111009_Schooling_for_a_new_way_to_do_health_care.html

Schooling for a new way to do health care

A new master's degree program focuses on training platoons of health-care-oriented professionals in delivering better care.  Read article at philly.com »

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The Next Phase of Health Care Reform: Providing Low Cost, High Quality Medical Care

To save costs, we need to fix the delivery system says Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim. And he's got a plan to do just that.  Read article at forbes.com »

http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/04/healthcare-field-of-dreams-in-idaho-health-system-opens-innovation-center/

Healthcare Field of Dreams In Idaho: Health System Opens Innovation Center

Fifteen years ago the Internet was revolutionizing global communications and computing so companies were looking for the most advanced markets to test their technologies....  Read article at techcrunch.com »

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2011/1205/feature-passions-health-care-reform-jim-yong-kim-falkenberg.html

First Responder

Health care reform did little to halt galloping costs and nightmarish inefficiencies. Jim Yong Kim has a real plan to fix the system. And he's turning Dartmouth into a...  Read article at forbes.com »

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kaifalkenberg/2011/11/18/one-idea-for-reducing-health-care-costs-keep-non-emergencies-out-of-the-er/

One Great Idea for Reducing Health Care Costs: Keep Non-Emergencies Out of the ER

What’s one great idea for reducing health care costs that should be replicated across the country?  Read article at forbes.com »