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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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My positions / questions

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  • If we don't define the problem correctly, we'll get the wrong answer
    • example: CPOE—must be at least the med administration cycle
    • example: eRx—definition should be prescriber-dispenser unit
    • example: health information exchanges—not "stand-alone"
  • Sustainability is the question, but it is the system—not any specific component, that is should be modeled
    • Are hospitals sustainable?
    • Is Medicare sustainable?
    • Are health plans (and medical inflation) sustainable?
    • the whole can be greater than its parts
  • Are established intermediaries really sustainable?
    • or did they simply get there first?
    • are they merely holding on the the money and control?

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