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Seniors' 911 calls cut in half by weekly paramedics visits

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Several years ago, paramedics in Deep River, Ont., came to the realization that most of their 911 emergency calls were coming from seniors living alone. Five years later, they have managed to cut the number of calls from these individuals in half.
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Hat tip to Brent Sinder for this one!  Reducing the arrival stream to healthcare facilities is the easiest way to cut costs.  This program simultaneously improves quality of life.

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Epi 14 - Improving Patient Flow - Patient Safety Podcast

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Nice discussion by Sachin Pendharkar of how variation causes congestion and queues in health care.

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OPINION: Working smarter to reduce wait times

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Getting the word out ...

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Elizabeth Holmes: The Breakthrough of Instant Diagnosis

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Fascinating, amazing story of “one of those often promised, more often elusive disruptive innovations designed to cut costs while improving quality” – and the possibility of maintaining a control chart for your own personal health indicators.
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Centre for Healthcare Redesign - Agency for Clinical Innovation

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ORAHS :: Operational Research Applied to Health Services

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Operational Research Applied to Health Services
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MASHnet | The UK Network for Modelling & Simulation in Healthcare

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Health Systems

Health Systems is an interdisciplinary journal which looks at at problems in healthcare management relating to people, organizations, technology and resources, and which promotes the idea that all aspects of healthcare management and delivery can...
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Smoothing the Way to High Quality, Safety, and Economy — NEJM

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Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — Smoothing the Way to High Quality, Safety, and Economy
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VERY interesting editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine...only mentions Operations Management in the references, unfortunately.

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Opinion: Costly inquiry got health-care prescription wrong

Opinion: Costly inquiry got health-care prescription wrong | Practical healthcare operations management | Scoop.it
The Vertes inquiry into queue-jumping resulted in recommendations that appear to do little to help our health-care system, which continues to be critically ill.
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Central intake is not working for this physician.  Dr. John Fernandes is a family physician in Calgary and a clinical lecturer at the University of Calgary.

 

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http://www2.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/ideas/story.html?id=9278300a-bbc2-4fd5-bd5c-419f899be5d5

 

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The Costly Paradox of Health-Care Technology - MIT Technology Review

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Note the last paragraph calling for "a greater emphasis on organizational change, innovations in the science of health-care delivery, and transparent prices."

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Overcoming the barriers to implementation of operations research simulation models in healthcare. - Abstract - Europe PubMed Central

Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) is an archive of life sciences journal literature.
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diane bischak's comment, September 8, 2013 12:21 PM
Sally Brailsford's paper on barriers to simulation implementation
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Professor Sally Brailsford | University of Southampton

Professor Sally Brailsford | University of Southampton | Practical healthcare operations management | Scoop.it
Professor Sally Brailsford is am Associate Dean in Research at the University of Southampton Management School.
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Join us in Chicago for the second INFORMS conference on ...

Join us in Chicago for the second INFORMS conference on ... | Practical healthcare operations management | Scoop.it
Join us in Chicago for the second INFORMS conference on healthcare operations research, systems engineering and analytics. by admin on June 19th, 2013. The Institute of Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) is ...
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