Healthcare Delivery Gets its Own Journal

Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media , January 31, 2013

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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3 comments on "Care Delivery Gets its Own Journal"

Kim Judd (2/5/2013 at 6:00 PM)
I agree with the previous post regarding Registered Nurse representation on the list of contributers. There are many well qualified nurses who could contribute. One suggestion might be to contact the American Organization of Nurse Executives for recommendations.

Elizabeth Hudson-Weires, RN, BSN (2/1/2013 at 10:21 AM)
This appears to be a great new concept for a scholarly and peer reviewed articles concerning direct patient care.Congratulations and best wishes for success. My only concern is the lack of at least one RN on the announced editorial board. When the discussion is concerning patient care at the bedside the nurse actually caring for the patient at the bedside should be at least involved in the discussion. Do not miss out on the advantage of having your team member's valuable input. Thank you.

Hella (1/31/2013 at 2:43 PM)
This journal is not free, it costs $99 for a personal subscription and $700 for an institution.




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