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Translating a Biologic Revolution into an Organizational Overhaul — Retsef Levi

From NEJM Catalyst Thanks to the revolution in biologic therapy, the annual number of intravenous infusions at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) rheumatology clinic’s small (two-chair) infusion center increased from 1,247 to 1,856 between 2009 and 2014. Related billings skyrocketed from nearly $16 million to more than $40 million. To understand this major shift, one must pause briefly to appreciate the medical history that led to it and then to examine how MGH is redesigning its care processes to bring these novel therapies to patients. Central to the plan is a collaboration with academic partners at the MIT Sloan School of Management. The Medical Backstory In 1980, a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient at the MGH rheumatology clinic would have received a weekly in-clinic infusion of gold salts and, occasionally, undergone laboratory monitoring. In 1995, that same patient would get a handwritten prescription for 6 to 10 tablets of methotrexate and instructions to … Read More » The post Translating a Biologic Revolution into an Organizational Overhaul — Retsef Levi appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.  Read the full post >

Legal Challenge To Clean Power Plan Will Have Global Ramifications – Christopher Knittel

From The Huffington Post The DC. Court of Appeals began hearing arguments recenlty in an historic session taken “en banc” – with a roster of 10 judges hearing a case that challenges President Obama’s Clean Power plan. Specifically, some industry associations are challenging new targets for coal plants that would require a 32 percent reduction in carbon emission by 2030. More generally, the case highlights challenges to Obama’s use of his executive powers to regulate the electricity industry in a way that will help the US meet international targets for reduction in carbon emissions. Obama’s use of the Clean Air Act to bring his Clean Power Plan to fruition has been called “vast legal overreach” by some law professors who have said it is tantamount to burning the constitution. While it may take weeks or even months for the court to rule, the case highlights the extreme importance of keeping U.S. plans to reduce emissions on … Read More » The post Legal Challenge To Clean Power Plan Will Have Global Ramifications – Christopher Knittel appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.  Read the full post >






 

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