Thursday, December 10, 2009

Good work and good works

Some noteworthy recognition and developments. Congratulations to all.

Paul Solman and team won an Emmy this week for outstanding coverage of a current business news story for "Faces Behind the Numbers," a duo of pieces on U.S. unemployment. This series included the story about the “share economy” with interviews of people at of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center staff.

E-Patient Dave deBronkart and BIDMC's Dr. Danny Sands were were included in this year's list of "20 People Who Make Healthcare Better" in Health Leaders magazine. Dave writes about it here on his blog.

The Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) announced that BIDMC's Stephen A. Cannistra, MD, will become Editor-in-Chief of JCO effective May 2011. This was the result of an international search by American Society of Clinical Oncology. The JCO is the most highly regarded oncology specialty journal in the world.

Academic Medicine, the Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, published an insightful article about the development of the Center for Quality and Safety at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Facebook now has almost the same number of unique visitors as Google and Yahoo.


Anonymous said...

Paul, in your second to last paragraph I think you meant to name the journal as "Academic" medicine, not American medicine. (That's what you get for not sleeping. (:)
The article you cited is a fascinating, rubber-meets-the-road analysis full of practical pearls for anyone wishing to improve their institution's quality program. The only useful comment I can contribute is that everything said in it was familiar to me as a medical staff member of community hospitals, instead of academic centers. The issues are entirely the same, and the process and cultural changes identical. This is happening in every hospital in the country, not just in academic centers.

nonlocal MD

Anonymous said...

Thx, fixed.