As of 2007, there were very few examples of widespread measurement and reporting of health outcomes, a critical quality measure. In vitro fertilization clinics were required to report their patients to health outcomes since 1995. The protagonist of the case, Dr. James Goldfarb, is facing a number of challenges. As medical director of a nationally renowned fertility program at the Cleveland Clinic, he has to run an efficient and effective practice, which attracts patients from the surrounding ar … Read more »

As of 2007, there were very few examples of widespread measurement and reporting of health outcomes, a critical quality measure. In vitro fertilization clinics were required to report their patients to health outcomes since 1995. The protagonist of the case, Dr. James Goldfarb, is facing a number of challenges. As medical director of a nationally renowned fertility program at the Cleveland Clinic, he has to run an efficient and effective practice, which attracts patients from both the environment and from around the world. As one of the leaders of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, he must contribute towards the continuous development of the practice of in vitro fertilization and ensure that the outcome measurement system is the creation of appropriate incentives and delivers timely, accurate and useful information for patients Doctors and researchers.
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Michael E. Porter,
Saquib Rahim,
Benjamin Tsai
Source: Harvard Business School
32 pages.
Release Date: 2 July 2008. Prod #: 709403-PDF-ENG
In Vitro Fertilization: Outcomes Measurement HBR case solution

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