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Supplement Connecting Decision Makers to a Dynamic Network

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. Research outcomes include: Identifying the link between babies’ sleeping position and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), a finding which has seen SIDS-related infant mortality reducing by 90 in Australia identifying genetic markers linked to prostate cancer risk; confirming the link between early childhood health and educational attainment; and improving aged care to reduce the impacts of dementia.

Supplement Connecting Decision Makers to a Dynamic Network

The findings showed significant improvements over the course of six months in activation scores; adherence to treatment; clinical indicators, such as blood pressure and low-density lipo protein levels; and reductions in emergency department use and hospitalizations, compared to patients in the control group who received usual coaching, with no tailoring according to patients’ activation level.

Greene also serves as principal investigator in a study—funded by the Commonwealth Fund—of how a health system uses an innovative physician compensation model to drive improvements in care delivery, and as co-principal investigator of another study—funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation—of changes in patient activation over time.

The field of improvement has evolved to address the complex, systemic nature of health care challenges, particularly through the use of adaptive, iterative testing and implementation of changes which empower teams to use data in real-time to test changes which address systems issues and lead to improved outcomes.

Dr. Steven Lipshultz, chairman of the department of pediatrics at the University of Miami, & his colleagues collected all the existing studies on the health effects of energy drinks & found that not only do 30% to 50%of kids use them, but that the drinks may do harm while not improving performance or energy levels substantially.