commentators are beginning to report on our work. In other
instances we are asked to comment on related work of others.
Here we provide PDFs and links to things others have said
about our ideas and comments we have made pertaining to UFT-A
and the business case for quality.
In the Spring, 2009 issue of the Arizona Medical
Association magazine, in an article titled “Show
Me The Quality”,
three physician authors explicitly cite to and quote from the
white paper and its ideas to motivate physicians
to understand that the doctor-patient relationship can be at
the foundation of physician responses to CMS’s value
In July, 2008, the Healthcare
Financial Management Association singled out our readiness
assessment tools for physician
engagement from our white paper for the IHI as a way for
determine the likelihood of difficulty in pursing a new
physician engagement initiative, making our point that the
prologue and must be confronted, even when past activities
financial in nature and not about engagement for quality.
In its July, 2007 issue,
us about the White Paper and our emphasis on the doctor-patient
as the foundation for reforming health care delivery,
specifically citing our five basic principles as well as
more robust approach with the relatively limited programs
In a review of the 100,000 Lives Campaign and
its impact, the International Network health policy & reform,
a 20 country project associated with the European Observatory
on Health Systems and Policies, considered our Health
Affairs article for the proposition that there are likely legal consequences
from the widespread endorsement and adoption
of the campaign,
raising the legal stakes for all hospitals.
In its study on “Which
Interventions Are Effective for Improving Patient Safety?
A Review of the Research Evidence” the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, cited our White Paper as
well as five other of our publications on issues such as pay
for performance, standardizing care, and the use of clinical
Longwoods Publishing interviewed Jim Reinertsen
in a conversation
about our paper on the 100,000 Lives Campaign
and its likely impact in hospitals striving to move forward
on quality. And in a companion piece
they published an assessment of the relative effect of a shift
in the tort standard of care in the Canadian health care system.
Maura Davis, the author, posited that our
ideas merited attention there.
Magazine interviewed both of us with regard to the impact
of the changed standard of care from the 100,000
Lives Campaign on hospitalist physicians.
The Puget Sound Health Alliance identified our
Paper as a resource for their members
working on introducing evidence based medicine into quality
In December, 2004, at Anthem's 2004 Leadership
Forum in Denver Alice's keynote presentation served as
the fulcrum for a day of discussion of the basic ideas behind
Four discussion groups representing a range of stakeholders
considered ideas that are part of or complementary to UFT-A
implementation. The proceedings characterize
the work and demonstrated acceptance of the basic precepts.
In The Quality Indicator, a journal oriented
to physicians subtitled "building your practice by demonstrating quality
performance", the opening piece of the December 2004 issue,under
the rubric "Strategy" reports on our work on UFT-A as
well as Jim's Ernst and Young CEO discussions and other writings. "Initiatives
Should Focus on the Physician-Patient Relationship."
Our ideas are juxtaposed against those of Brent
James, MD, in "A
Better Case for Quality: Share the Savings!" in Managed
The Health Alliance Plan in Detroit reported
its proceedings of its May, 2004 conference on paying for quality
highlighted Jim's presentation
Editor Pamela Moore of Physicians Practice highlighted
our work on the business case for quality in her opening editorial
the September 2003 issue of Physicians