Alice Rosenblatt

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The author explores the initial intent of the asylum, a reform designed to ensure humane care of the mentally ill, drawing especially on Samuel Tuke's account of the York Retreat. He presents key concepts of the asylum related to codes of conduct, management of restraint, and social amenities from the perspective of Tuke and other reformers, and challenges(More)
The underwriting cycle is a thing of the past for most health insurance companies. There were six primary factors that caused the six-year pattern of the underwriting cycle for 1965-1991. These factors were claims payment cycle time, renewal dates and process, growth versus profit objectives, role of the actuary, rate regulation, and reimbursement methods.(More)
To be held on Saturday, 21 November 2009 in the Constellation Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University(More)
The U.S. health system is not sustainable as currently structured--innovation is necessary to fuel reform, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' report, HealthCast 2020: Creating a Sustainable Health System. But wide-scale innovation--which requires diverse players within the industry to collaborate--is difficult to achieve. In this installment of Straight(More)
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