Bill Shields
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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Bermuda shorts 12: spring forward
by Bill Shields
04 April 2019

Daylight saving time ushers in longer days as Bermuda Hospitals Board’s Bill Shields contemplates a move away from fee-for-service funding

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Bermuda shorts 11: a winter’s tale
by Bill Shields
07 February 2019

Snow may be almost unheard of in Bermuda, but the island’s hospitals board’s Bill Shields says NHS-style winter pressures are becoming all too familiar. Read his latest blog

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Bermuda shorts 10: Yes, we have no bananas!
by Bill Shields
12 December 2018

In his latest Bermudian blog, Bill Shields reflects on a busy end to the year and proposals to change the territory’s current system of health insurance, reducing the cost of premiums bringing it closer to universal coverage

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Bermuda shorts 9: finding a way
by Bill Shields
28 September 2018

In his latest correspondence from Bermuda, Bill Shields watches a computerised patient flow command centre in action and is impressed by a can-do attitude of an innovative interventional radiology service.

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Bermuda shorts 8: howzat!
by Bill Shields
07 August 2018

Bermuda Hospitals Board’s Bill Shields reflects on a busy couple of months – for the island’s health service and the NHS – and considers service improvement, revenue cycle optimisation and a game of cricket.

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