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Weitzman Weekly

Weitzman Weekly

Spotlight: Journal Club Every first Wednesday of the month, staff members at the Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) are encouraged to meet and discuss a research article. Participants can join in-person or via Zoom Videoconference call. This month, Kerry Bamrick led Journal Club in a discussion regarding the usefulness and need for nurse practitioner (NP) programs. The group discussed the key points in the article and ended the conversation with ideas on research projects that can stem out of the…

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Steven Spear, MIT Sloane School of Management

Steven Spear, MIT Sloane School of Management

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Steven Spear, PhD, Senior Lecturer at the Sloane School of Management at MIT and international expert on applying LEAN systems created by Toyota to improve production output, cost and quality. Dr. Spear addresses the potential LEAN systems have for improving the work flow in health care as well as impacting cost containment and improving outcomes.

Dr. Ashish Jha, Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health

Dr. Ashish Jha, Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Ashish Jha, Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health and Special Adviser for Quality and Safety to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Jha talks about his research into health care systems that are improving quality while containing costs in this country, and the potential for the Affordable Care Act to help achieve these goals.

Secretary Dan Glickman, Sr. Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center

Secretary Dan Glickman, Sr. Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with former USDA Secretary Dan Glickman, now a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Mr. Glickman co-chairs the Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative and discusses the Center’s campaign to promote better use of the Farm Bill resources which subsidize farmers as well as those receiving food assistance to more positively impact health costs by targeting drivers of obesity.

Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Director of AHRQ at HHS

Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Director of AHRQ at HHS

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality at the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Clancy discusses AHRQ’s recent report: Making Health Care Safer II – which offers evidence-based analysis of a number of patient safety practice recommendations intended to improve patient safety and reduce costly and deadly errors in health care.¬†