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Date:6/5/2009

The Drucker Institute's "Drucker Apps" Offers Key Insights on the State of the Medical Industrial Complex, Whether You're a Frustrated MD or a Patient Being Strangled by Red Tape

Claremont, CA (PRWEB) June 5, 2009 -- The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University today released its latest issue of Drucker Apps, a downloadable collection of useful insights on work and life from the world's foremost expert on organizations and effectiveness, Peter F. Drucker.

Available twice a month, Drucker Apps ties the timeless wisdom of one of the great thinkers and writers of the 20th century to the hottest issues of today, all delivered by the latest in 21st-century technology.

This installment of Drucker Apps was inspired by President Obama's call to lawmakers this week to move immediately on health-care reform legislation, saying the next couple of months are a "make-or-break" period for action. In the U.S., the quality of medical care is lacking by many measures, while costs are skyrocketing out of control. Drucker's observation that the "escalation of health-care costs is the result, in large measure, of the hospital's having become an economic monstrosity" only re-enforces the urgency behind President Obama's remarks. This edition of Drucker Apps includes:

 
  • Rx for high health costs
  • Making the most of medical IT
  • Why good management = good medicine
  • Should there be a doctor in the house?
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