“Hospice Care” is up against “Institute for Healthcare Improvement” (IHI) in the ModernHealthcare finals!
OK, it’s kind of a ridiculous idea. But hey, it’s fun! March madness style pitting of ideas, groups, and people against each other.
Notables who didn’t make it to the finals:
- President Obama. Lost in the great 8 to his appointee for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Don Berwick.
- Don Berwick, who lost in the final 4 to the organization he created (IHI)
- The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Health Reform). Lost in the great 8 to the Institute of Medicine Report “To Err is Human”.
- The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Who on earth is voting for HIPAA? This darkhorse made it to the round of 32.
Note – if I’m counting correctly, “Hospice” was a 12 seed! We’re the Cinderella team, how can you not vote for us? We crushed the #1 seed in our bracket “Electronic Health Records” 61% to 39%.
Vote here! You can vote daily! Tell your friends – tweet it, facebook it, blog about it. (note – the website uses flash, doesn’t work on ipads/ipods). Voting ends June 24th, 9 days from the date I’m writing this post.
Yes it’s silly, but these things do matter in some sense. A demonstration of public support for hospice above other healthcare ideas, organizations, and individuals is only to the good.
by: Alex Smith