Thoughts on hospital segmentation

Thoughts on hospital segmentation
Hospital segmentation has many facets, as does any segmentation initiative: popular, clinical, commercial, etc.
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Global Health Systems in Distress?

Are global health systems in decline across the board? This great Guardian piece provides perspectives on healthcare in widely divergent countries.

Health systems are not generally broken, despite the myriad Chicken Littles squawking across the globe. Life expectancy is growing in most countries, and innovation that improves outcomes while realigning cost structures is possible. Yes, health feels expensive, but the alternative to a fully functioning health system is terrifying.

A young man screams in pain on the floor of a Bangui hospital in the Central African Republic Hospital in Central African Republic

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http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/29/how-sick-are-worlds-healthcare-systems-nhs-china-india-us-germany

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Need a new ambulance? Click here

Just in case you were wondering, you can buy ambulances in China on Alibaba for under $10k, including this spiffy electric model that apparently doubles as a group golf cart. There’s a lot of other stuff and, personally, I would rather not have a doctor perform bone surgery on me with equipment bought off Alibaba.

 

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Plus ça change…

Plus c’est la même chose… I am in negotiation to work again with a company I worked with ten years ago.  Sally Field would have liked me.  Someone else said, change is the only constant.

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Doctors: have you passed your emotional intelligence test?

When doctors are emotionally in tune, do patients get better? It seems to make sense, and health organizations have been adding evaluations of MDs on emotional intelligence factors for several years.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomaspremuzic/2014/10/26/social-skills-leadership-in-healthcare-the-case-for-boosting-doctors-eq/

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Patients, in French research, are more willing to listen to female doctors and more likely to benefit from positive adherence. While the research took place only in France, I wouldn’t be surprised that it’s true in other developed countries.

http://m.news24.com/health24/Medical/Meds-and-you/News/Patients-tend-to-listen-more-to-female-doctors-20141003

John B. Mitchell, MRVertex, Yale SOM

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Innovation hell?

Ever work with a company and you realize, over a few months, that it’s just not the place for you? Maybe because everyone working there has cobwebs behind their ears, or because that Remington typewriter they so enthusiastically offered you doesn’t manage to connect to the cloud? Not me. No, never. Uh uh. (If you haven’t noticed, I actually LOVE old technology and have for years. But on a shelf, not my desk).

An adventure in innovation... 150 years ago. An adventure in innovation… 150 years ago.

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