Monthly Archives: January 2013

New Book Review: Outcomes Measurement in the Human Services

“As a family member navigating the maelstrom of a loved one’s serious mental illness, I have become highly attuned to the deficiencies of the public mental health system. As an older executive from banking, business, and nonprofit management now back … Continue reading

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New at “Imagine…”: A Mental Health System Based On VALUE

Today when we speak about the American health care system, everyone talks  about how we must “bend the cost curve” downward. Ironically, behavioral health leaders are also chanting this mantra, even though this approach in reality will surely compromise the … Continue reading

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New at “Understand…”: Health Insurance Exchanges

The Affordable Care Act requires that health insurance exchanges be in place and operating by 2014. The exchanges will be online marketplaces for individuals seeking coverage who are not already covered by plans at their places of employment. Navigating these … Continue reading

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New at “Watch…”: Professor Michael E. Porter On Value In The Health Care System

World renown business strategist Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School presents to an audience at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. His topic is how to reform the health care system to improve results for … Continue reading

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New Video: Deloitte’s 7 Health Care Industry Megatrends

Where is health care going? What might families in the maelstrom need to know about the megatrends in broader health care, and by inference in mental health? The online journal MedCity News has an interesting report from Deloitte’s Center for … Continue reading

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New Video: The Story of Medicare–A Timeline

The Kaiser Foundation has produced an informative and entertaining, if somewhat adoring, video on Medicare’s history. Of particular note are the enrollment and cost charts that appear at the end of  the seven minute video. Since many loved ones who … Continue reading

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