We have tried to provide a comprehensive report on benchmarking and information technology, yet we have only begun to address the management challenges created. Readers are encouraged to respond with suggestions for future issues that will provide practical applications of these strategies and management tools.
And our readers do respond. The issue of "private" versus "public" healthcare covered in the last Hospital Quarterly provided some passionate reactions which are published in this issue. Other readers have pointed out the importance of ardent debate, and so we will always endeavor to publish thoughtful submissions and reactions.
We have plans. Our Summer issue will deal with the strategic question of money. Many hospitals find themselves unable to build new facilities, replace infrastructure or finance restructuring. They want to know where to turn. They are also looking for ways and means to reduce operating costs, and they want to learn about the new strategies being employed to maximize revenues. Starbucks or Second Cup anyone?
This Fall, we will cover disease management from the hospital perspective - a topic introduced in this issue by Jeff Edelson. Our editorial team is gathering information and will explore this approach with the members of our editorial board, who are dedicated to providing you with practical, valuable and substantial materials. So contact any one of them if you have good ideas about this or other topics.
The contributing editors of this and past issues have my unreserved respect for taking the time to provide these valuable materials. And we are indebted to Kevin Higgins of 3M Canada for helping to compile this issue. We are all the beneficiaries.
About the Author(s)
Peggy Leatt, Ph.D.
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