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