Medical School Diversity

Dear colleagues, As you know, every day we take care of a diverse group of people, whether it is patients in our facilities from the communities we serve or children we see in schools or clinics.  We believe… Read More

Bundled Payments and Reform:  A Complicated Relationship

Value Based Purchasing (VBP) represents a complicated transition in how hospitals and providers are compensated.  But at the heart of VBP is the idea that payment should be based on value not volume. Two major examples of VBP… Read More

Which Way Safety Net

Aljazeera America has published an important article about NYC Health + Hospital finances and the state of the safety net hospitals in New York State.  The article Medicaid Cuts Imperil Hospitals That Serve the Poor outlines the especially… Read More

To Serve our Communities We Must Understand Them

The 2015 New York City community health profiles produced by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are an essential tool in understanding and improving the health of New Yorkers. As Dr. Mary Bassett, Commissioner, explains in… Read More

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Doctors Council & NYC Health + Hospitals Launch Historic Partnership to Improve Patient Experience & Quality of Care

The leadership of Doctors Council SEIU and NYC Health + Hospitals jointly launched an historic and innovative partnership to improve the patient experience and quality of care in our public hospital system. On Friday, November 6, 2015 more… Read More

SEIU endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Members: Clinton supports our movement to build a better future for working families  VIDEO: Watch SEIU members speak about why they support Hillary Clinton WASHINGTON — After a rigorous, months-long member engagement process, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)… Read More

What Motivates Doctors to Improve?

As part of the three day IHI training , one of the issues that we explored is motivation.  What does the science say about why people are motivated to change? In Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA (The… Read More

IHI Training

Last week Doctors Council and HHC held a joint training on quality improvement in preparation for the first meeting of the Collaboration Council which was held on Friday (A post on that meeting to follow.)  The training was… Read More

EHRs: Promises to Keep

In the last Blog we explored some of the problems physicians have with EHR (Electronic Health Record) systems.  But why is it so hard to find EHR’s that do the job well? One problem in the EHR market… Read More