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.

Fee Range: $5,000 - $7,500
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

Trauma Program Operator’s Manual – Kindle edition

About four months ago, I heard about another trauma program medical director who had to give a presentation about the open abdomen because of local politics at their center. They weren’t really asked.  They were pretty much told they had to because staff were concerned–staff said they’d never seen those procedures done so often at their center. … Read more Trauma Program Operator’s Manual – Kindle edition...

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Spectacularly Wrong In Surgery

Here are some quotations that highlight just how wrong predictions can be when it comes to Surgery and Healthcare. Click the link below the photo to take a look at the full entry for some all-time highlights! These predictions are the sort that are so spectacularly wrong that they live on in the lore of… Read more Spectacularly Wrong In Surgery...

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The Surgical Lab Digest: 2017

It’s that time again!  2017 is nearing a close, and this is the time of year that The Surgical Lab offers a digest of some of our most viewed (and controversial) posts.  Take a look at the Amazon entry for the 2017 digest, including posts like Healthcare Is A Decade Behind Other Industries and other key… Read more The Surgical Lab Digest: 2017...

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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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