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Healthcare Delivery Gets its Own Journal

Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 31, 2013

As if there weren't enough scholarly articles being published about our fractured healthcare delivery system already, a new journal with a different approach will launch soon. It is geared toward those who actually deliver care rather than toward the policy wonks who think and write about healthcare, often without benefit of direct clinical experience.

The new journal's editors expect the new journal will help fill a widening gap, and expand knowledge about the "how" of care delivery at a critical time in this era of reform.

Healthcare: the Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation, due in June, will be published quarterly at first. Its scientific, peer-reviewed papers will be published online and in print at no charge for the first year. The first four issues will each have a theme, such as payment innovation, patient-centered clinical innovation, quality and process improvement, and applied health information technology.

"There are plenty of terrific journals out there," including the Journal of the American Medical Association family and Health Affairs, acknowledges Ashish Jha, MD, a practicing Harvard internist and associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Jha is one of the new journal's three senior editors.

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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. http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/QUA-288852/Healthcare-Delivery-Gets-its-Own-Journal