Saturday, March 27, 2010
The New York Times is confirming that Don Berwick, president of IHI, is going to be named the new director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. I recommend this thoughtful post by Dr. Bob Wachter on the appointment. As Bob points out, Don is very much on the "just do it" side of the equation regarding infection prevention and other patient safety issues, and his fame has arisen in large part from his amazing charismatic appeal. How this will translate into infection prevention policies at CMS is anyone's guess.