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7.7.10- Obama Bypasses Congress to Appoint Dr. Berwick

Yesterday the White House announced that President Obama will appoint Dr. Don Berwick to be the new Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. After many Republicans in Congress made it clear that they would try to stall the nomination, Obama bypassed Congress by using a recess appointment to to make Berwick the new head of the federal agency.

Read more about the appointment on Maggie Mahar's Health Beat Blog.

Watch video clips of Dr. Berwick from Money-Driven Medicine.

 
4.19.10- Dr. Donald Berwick is officially nominated to head up Medicare and Medicaid

Dr. Donald Berwick, more about founder and president of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and featured in Money-Driven Medicine, has been nominated by President Obama to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services (CMS). Dr. Berwick is a visionary leader of the patient-centered medicine movement. His life has been dedicated to systems changes that reward better, safer and more collaborative care.

 

The following  video clips of Dr. Berwick are taken from Money-Driven Medicine.

For a profile of Dr. Berwick, see Maggie Mahar’s Health Beat Blog

 

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4.6.10- Money-Driven Medicine Producer, Alex Gibney, writes about Dr. Donald Berwick

Money-Driven Medicine Producer, Alex Gibney, writes about President Obama's nomination of Dr. Donald Berwick to run Medicare and Medicaid in the Atlantic. Gibney writes, "He has a passion for improving the quality of health care even as he demands that it be more efficient, less expensive and more attentive to the needs of patients." (...read more)

 
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