Heart attack hospitalizations in San Diego County dropped by 22% over a five-year period after implementing a program called "Be There San Diego," according to a study published Tuesday in Health Affairs. Advisory Board's Megan Tooley reflects on why similar programs often don't get off the ground—and four steps providers can take to allow for similar success.
The New England Journal of Medicine's Catalyst recently surveyed 740 members of their Insights Council—a 'qualified group of health care executives, clinical leaders and clinicians who are directly involved in care delivery'—about what it means to be a 'high-performing' health care organization.
If you've recently been avoiding completing a task—perhaps sending an email or picking up the phone for a difficult discussion—chances are it's not the task itself that's presenting the challenge. Rather, "it's getting started on doing the thing," Peter Bregman, CEO of the leadership coaching firm Bregman Partners writes for the Harvard Business Review.
News reports that suggest there's "an epidemic of anxiety disorders" among young Americans do not paint a full picture of the issue, Richard Friedman, a professor of clinical psychiatry at the Weill Cornell Medical College, writes in a New York Times opinion piece. In fact, Friedman argues, "There is little evidence" that such an epidemic is occurring.