Over the weekend, the NY Times reported that President Obama is expected to appoint Donald Berwick, MD, CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Dr. Berwick has been one of the leading advocates and scholars in the area of improvement science and applying those principals to health care. He has long been a champion of reducing costs and improving outcomes through process improvement and evidence-based, standardized, reliable care. His leadership and expertise will be of great aid to the efforts toward US health care reform.
Read the NY Times story here.