Bill Shields
Bermuda Shorts 20: my new normal
by Bill Shields
12 October 2020

Bermuda Hospitals Board's chief financial officer gets an inside view of frontline patient care and reflects on the economic impact of the Covid-19 virus on the islands and local health services.

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Bermuda Shorts 19: lockdown diary 2
by Bill Shields
07 July 2020

Covid-19 has presented many challenges to Bermuda’s health services, including the procurement of PPE and staffing pressures. But it will also have a financial impact and raises questions about how services should be funded moving forward.

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Bermuda shorts 18: lockdown diary 1
by Bill Shields
20 April 2020

Bermuda Hospitals Board’s chief financial officer starts a lockdown diary reporting on his own experience of quarantine and then self-isolation and the territory’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic

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Bermuda shorts 17: going bananas!
by Bill Shields
06 April 2020

Bermuda Hospitals Board's chief financial officer reflects on self-quarantine and the territory’s procurement and staffing challenges in the face of Covid-19

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Bermuda shorts 16: I’ve never heard of Leonard Skinner!
by Bill Shields
13 January 2020

Bermuda Hospitals Board’s chief financial officer reflects on health systems’ different approaches – both real and perceived differences – to tackling the same wider determinants of health

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Bermuda shorts 15: Shaken not stirred
by Bill Shields
17 October 2019

Bermuda Hospitals Board’s chief financial officer reflects on his first experience of a hurricane and offers an inside view on the delivery of high-quality care and excellent customer service. Meanwhile the board takes its first steps towards a system that incentivises value rather than utilisation.

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Bermuda shorts 14: happy holidays!
by Bill Shields
15 August 2019

It may be holiday season, but Bermuda Hospitals Board is moving ahead fast with a new partnership with a major US hospital group – providing an opportunity to enhance services and learn about a new payment approach.

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Bermuda shorts 13: hurricane season
by Bill Shields
06 June 2019

Bermuda Hospitals Board’s Bill Shields contemplates the early arrival of the storm season and introduction of a new healthcare funding model

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