Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg

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The U.S. health care system is in bad shape. Medical services are restricted or rationed, many patients receive poor care, and high rates of preventable medical error persist. There are wide and inexplicable differences in costs and quality among providers and across geographic areas. In well-functioning competitive markets--think computers, mobile(More)
Innovation is the lifeblood of successful businesses. From high tech to low tech, from multinational to start-up, innovation has become every firm's imperative as the pace of change accelerates. The challenges of this imperative increasingly require leaders to manage uncertainty and pursue learning and innovation across the boundaries of firms. A new(More)
BACKGROUND Experts advocate restructuring health care in the United States into a value-based system that maximizes positive health outcomes achieved per dollar spent. We describe how a value-based system implemented by the University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Section of Endocrine Surgery (SES) has optimized both quality and costs while increasing(More)
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