The Week’s Most Interesting Healthcare Reading (that you might have missed)

Here is another assortment of interesting items on U.S. healthcare from a variety of media and Internet outlets this week:

•     ABC News will film a seven-part documentary at New York-Presbyterian’s Cornell and Columbia campuses, “providing a fresh look at life inside a top-ranked academic medical center,” according to one of the program’s producers.  The series will air in 2012. 

•     In a speech in Tokyo, Eli Lilly CEO John Lechleiter addressed the need of policymakers to promote an environment in which medical innovation can thrive. 

•     Health Affairs has provided a paper detailing everything you could want to know about how employers will be affected by the Affordable Care Act.  It was written by Jennifer Haberkorn, who covers health reform issues for Politico. 

•     The Premier Healthcare Alliance has created a tool to help hospitals and physician networks better understand the financial risks and opportunities in creating an accountable care organization. 

•     Take this test from The Washington Post’s “checkup” blog to find out the differences in the way two different media outlets cover healthcare news.