In Case You Missed It: New and Noteworthy This Week

This weekly blog series is a roundup of recent news items and developments that I found interesting and would like to share.

UN Global Goals: Birth Simulator Helps Midwives Save Lives in Zambia

Meeting the Dietary Needs of Older Adults: A Workshop

Transatlantic Divide: How US Pays Three Times More for Drugs

How “Villages” Help Seniors Age at Home

See a proposed costly healthcare policy. What will happen to universal healthcare in Thailand? I suspect not much as the generals will quickly discover how unpopular they become when they try to take away health benefits. PM Does Healthcare U-turn

Please see this interesting alliance. How might we best relate to this effort? Partnership Aims to Bolster Local Healthcare Providers

Launch of the World Report on Aging and Health

This is a very interesting slide presentation that lays out fundamental features of organization improvement in hospital care. Transforming Healthcare: Virginia Mason’s Pursuit of the Perfect Patient Experience

This is a must read for all of us. It is a report from the King’s Fund that outlines the role of the hospital of the future. The transition is one from an isolated island, to one of integration with community and primary health, and ultimately to a link in a system of population health maintenance and care. The report touches all major themes of our work at ACCESS Health. Acute Hospitals and Integrated Care: From Hospitals to Health Systems

This is very good report with useful statistics on the importance of unlocking the potential of the older workforce. Although it focuses on Asia, the conclusions and recommendations are broadly applicable. Wisdom in the Workforce: Unlocking the Economic Value of Asia’s Aging Population