David Kashmer MD MBA FACS

David Kashmer MD MBA FACS

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Healthcare quality improvement expert

Dr. David Kashmer is a quality expert who happens to be a fellowship trained Trauma & Acute Care Surgeon and MBA.

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Travels from Boston, MA (US)

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David Kashmer MD MBA FACS
David Kashmer MD MBA FACS - Motivational Speaker

The Surgical Lab LLC

Healthcare quality improvement expert

Dr. David Kashmer is a quality expert who happens to be a fellowship trained Trauma & Acute Care Surgeon and MBA.

Fee Range: $5,000 - $7,500
Travels from Boston, MA

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David Kashmer MD MBA FACS

The Surgical Lab LLC

Healthcare quality improvement expert

Dr. David Kashmer is a quality expert who happens to be a fellowship trained Trauma & Acute Care Surgeon and MBA.

Fee Range: $5,000 - $7,500
Travels from: Boston, MA

For more information about booking David Kashmer MD MBA FACS,
Visit http://www.speakermatch.com/profile/DavidKashmer/
Or call SpeakerMatch at 1-866-372-8768.

Blog Postings

Cost is NOT the threat to US healthcare quality

Guys, listen:  on my recent daily read through of articles on healthcare quality, I ran across one that made me want to share. It all started with a quote that “Cost is the number one threat to quality in the United States…” Ummm…nope. Before I jump in and comment on the quote, just a few… Read more Cost is NOT the threat to US healthcare quality...

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Secrets Of Applying Value Added Time Concept in Healthcare

Ahhh Healthcare…few things are straightforward with you aren’t they?  For those of you following along, take this as one more example of the special nuances of applying classic quality concepts in healthcare:  value added time. In other fields, value added time (VAT) has a relatively straightforward application.  It’s often defined as time spent in a… Read more Secrets Of Applying Value Added Time Concept in Healthcare...

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Here’s the current state of healthcare…

Once again, we see the current state of US healthcare at the forefront in the news.  What’s the current state?  Read on… In a nutshell, we have the world’s most expensive healthcare and only middle-of-the-pack outcomes on key metrics.  Yes, you can argue about why or lament just how sick our patients are…but, bottom line,… Read more Here’s the current state of healthcare…...

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The Lack Of Quality Reporting Standards In Healthcare Is Epidemic

Come on now, you had to know about this problem with healthcare quality reporting.  No?  Well don’t take my word for it.  I’ve previously written about the lack of standards when it comes to defining value in healthcare and how we really can’t blame patients for misunderstanding healthcare value. And now, this:  a recent JAMA online first that talks… Read more The Lack Of Quality Reporting Standards In Healthcare Is Epidemic...

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Patients don’t understand what “low value care” really means

…and can you really blame them?  I mean, after all, it’s REALLY tough right now for those of us in Medicine to measure “value”.  I wrote about the issue here and it’s a huge problem.  (Some examples of all the definitions of “value in healthcare” are shared here.) Take a look at the excerpt below, and click… Read more Patients don’t understand what “low value care” really means...

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Healthcare Errors Are More Like Frogger Than Swiss Cheese

(Click the Soundcloud app above to hear David read this article.) By:  David Kashmer (@DavidKashmer, LinkedIn here.) All models are wrong, but some are useful. –EP Box Remember when you first heard of the Swiss-Cheese model of medical error?  It sounds so good, right?  When a bunch of items line up, we get a defect.… Read more Healthcare Errors Are More Like Frogger Than Swiss Cheese...

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Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of…Healthcare?

By:  David Kashmer (@DavidKashmer) In America, we long ago declared that people are created with rights.  Among those are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.  Our famous Declaration of Independence states that those well-known rights are some among others.  If our Declaration were penned today, what contemporary ideas would be enshrined in the document? … Read more Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of…Healthcare?...

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How To Collect Data On Super Bowl LI While Eating Wings

http://bit.ly/2k8TDNR This episode describes some of the keys for easy collection of meaningful data. Do you find yourself so busy that data collection is difficult? (Like trying to eat wings and watch the game?) Then this is the episode for you!...

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How To Collect Quality Improvement Data Without Putting Down Your Wings During the Superbowl

David Kashmer (@DavidKashmer) Of the many barriers we face while trying to improve quality in healthcare, none is perhaps more problematic than the lack of good data.  Although everyone seems to love data (I see so much written about healthcare data) it is often very tough to get.  And when we do get it, much… Read more How To Collect Quality Improvement Data Without Putting Down Your Wings During the Superbowl...

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A Metric To Capture Value In Healthcare

http://bit.ly/2jJ2qlq This episode describes a useful healthcare value metric based on a process capability measure (Cpk) and waste measurement (Cost of Poor Quality)....

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