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Paul Levy
Worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lived in Little Rock, AR
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Is this a back-door way for surgeons to receive more money for the same procedures?
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It's more like no door at all.
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Is disease awareness actually diluted by having too many ribbons?
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The evidence from Massachusetts is that once you let the market power horse out, it will be too late to close the barn door.

Here's hoping it is not too late in your state.
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The slippery slope that exists between academia and pharma.
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What better way for the SEIU to demonstrate its potential value to the community than to take on this worthy assignment and to do a good job at it?

It's not too late.  I bet Cerberus would be happy to sell the place at a hefty discount from its original purchase price.
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Follow the money to billions in waste: CMS->hospitals->investment bankers->proton beam machines nationwide. For what?
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A correlation between organizational health and clinical outcomes.
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We are about to see zero sum politics in action.  Rural versus urban.  Community hospitals versus AMCs.
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Health care advocates (and others): You might fight a lot to disagree with here--or maybe not. Either way, please post comments in response.
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One state, at least, has the sense to mandate that clinical effectiveness analyses take place and the spine to take on the medical-industrial-hospital complex in disapproving clinically unsupported uses of a high-cost technology.
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Proton beam opening publicity at MayoClinic raises national health care policy issue + a local PR credibility issue:
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When a note starts like this, you know it's worth reading: "On May 26, 2012 I died." This one is.
A remembrance from my friend John Brock: On May 26, 2012 I died. I didn't almost die; I died. My heart stopped pumping blood. In most of the world and through most of history that means death. No pulse. No breath. Dead. I w...
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Author, speaker, corporate advisor
Employment
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    President and CEO, 2002 - 2011
  • Harvard Medical School
    Exec. Dean for Admininstration, 1998 - 2002
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Adjunct Professor, 1992 - 1998
  • MA Water Resources Authority
    Executive Director, 1987 - 1992
  • MA Dept. of Public Utilities
    Chairman, 1983 - 1987
  • Economics & Technology, Inc.
    Senior Consultant, 1981 - 1983
  • Arkansas Dept. of Energy
    Director, 1979 - 1981
  • MA Dept. of Public Utiliities
    Commissioner and Chairman, 1978 - 1979
  • MA Energy Policy Office
    Deputy Director, 1974 - 1978
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Little Rock, AR - Boston, MA - New York, NY - Oceanside, NY
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Advocate for patient-driven care, eliminating preventable harm, transparency of clinical outcomes, and front-line driven process improvement.
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Advocate for patient-driven care, eliminating preventable harm, transparency of clinical outcomes, and front-line driven process improvement.
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Economics & City Planning, 1968 - 1974
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