Healthcare Delivery Gets its Own Journal
But this one, Jha says, will be less focused on policy, and more centered on what happens at the patient bedside.
"We are not looking to be Health Affairs-lite or to compete with Health Affairs," Jha says. "Our primary focus is not going to be on policy; our primary focus is going to be on delivery and the science of healthcare innovation. That's not the Health Affairs sweet spot... These journals are going to be complementary. And for most readers like me, we will want to read both."
In a blog post last month, Jha noted that in 2012, healthcare cost $2.8 trillion, money spent on decisions "in the context of a broader healthcare delivery system that is mindboggling diverse, complex, and fundamentally broken.
Despite all the attention on healthcare we still don't know how to make the system work better." Though many smart people are working on the problem, "we need a venue to see bright ideas about policy efforts that might make a difference."
The lineup of HJDSI editors or members of its editorial board boasts some big names:
- David Blumenthal, MD, former National Coordinator for Health Information and Technology
- Maureen Bisognano, president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement,
- Christine Cassel, MD, incoming National Quality Forum president;
- Patrick Conway, MD, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Chief Medical Officer
- Arnold Milstein, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center
- Wil Yu, MPH, Director of Innovation for the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
- John Iglehart, New England Journal of Medicine founder and national correspondent
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