DEMAND BETTER! Revive Our Broken Healthcare System

BOZEMAN, Mont.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Second River Healthcare Press of Bozeman, Montana is pleased to announce the publication of a new book, Demand Better! Revive Our Broken Healthcare System by Sanjaya Kumar, MD, MSc, MPH and David B. Nash, MD, MBA.

In the first part of the book, the authors list five healthcare myths that prevent effective, safe and efficient healthcare delivery. While much of the healthcare debate is centered on cost, the authors point out that the problems are cultural. The last half of the book is focused on “Myth Busters to Transform our Healthcare System.”

There are no easy fixes to these problems. But there is a best place to look: focus on quality. This is a book about debunking healthcare myths through the lens of quality. DEMAND BETTER! synthesizes for the reader the many trends, initiatives, reports and policies that look beyond our healthcare myths and stand on the front lines of the quality and safety revolution.

As patient safety and quality advocates who have devoted their professional lives to measuring and improving patient safety practices and the delivery of quality care, the authors bring to you, the reader, experiences from their journeys through life. Through this work and their bodies of work, they are gradually making an impact on improving quality of care by helping providers to identify safety gaps and put mitigating safeguards in place, thus saving lives. Every life saved from a fatal, preventable medical error is mission accomplished!

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Sanjaya Kumar, MD, MSc, MPH is Founder, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Technical Officer of Quantros, Inc., a leader in web-based healthcare data management and decision support solutions to further patient safety and quality. Drawing from his extensive background in medicine and technology, Dr. Kumar directed his medical training, direct patient care experience, epidemiological and bio statistical data management and analysis skills toward developing clinical informatics solutions that would impact quality measurement and patient safety monitoring. Dr. Kumar earned his MD at the University of Benin, postgraduate medical training in the UK, a Master of Science in Health Planning and Financing from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Massachusetts.

David B. Nash, MD, MBA is the Founding Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health on the campus of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Nash is a board certified internist who is internationally recognized for his work in outcomes management, medical staff development and quality-of-care improvement. Dr. Nash received his BA in economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from Vassar College, his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and his MBA in Health Administration (with honors) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar.


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