Forty is an age when individuals and organizations reflect on the foibles and achievements of their youth and look ahead to the next four decades of life and service. And so it is for Modern Healthcare.
Reviewing the arc of healthcare history over the first four decades of Modern Healthcare's existence as a part of Crain Communications, two major themes stand out. First, as a nation we have moved inexorably toward providing health insurance coverage for all of our citizens. Second, advancing technologies have been a dominant force in shaping how we deliver care.
The sequencing of the human genome represents the most significant breakthrough in healthcare over the past 40 years, according to Modern Healthcare readers.
American Hospital Association CEO Rick Pollack, Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO Dr. James Weinstein and National Patient Safety Foundation CEO Dr. Tejal Gandhi lay out the changes and challenges ahead for healthcare providers in the coming decades.
How will healthcare be distributed in the future? In ways that bear only some resemblance to the way it is distributed today.
Hospitals are concluding they have to work very closely with healthcare providers, community organizations, families and patients themselves if they're going to keep people out of hospital beds—the new mandate under Medicare and fast-growing models of value-based payment.
We asked readers to select up to three out of 25 topics covered in the Best Practices feature since it was launched in 2013. The top 10 vote-getters include using scribes to aid physicians, payers publishing the cost of services and ways to smooth the discharge process.
Mortality from cancer and cardiovascular disease are trending down while U.S. spending on healthcare accounts for a growing share of the economy.
Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt, Cambia Health Solutions CEO Mark Ganz and AHIP CEO Marilynn Tavenner say consumerism, teamwork and value will transform healthcare payment.
The task of forecasting the direction of healthcare finance and payment is difficult enough in just the short term, given the pace and scope of change that characterizes today's strategic environment.
Medicaid enrollment and spending will grow substantially as national health expenditures climb to $5.4 trillion by 2024, according to CMS estimates.
ONC head Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Castlight Health CEO Dr. Giovanni Colella and Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove hold out hope that innovation can overcome hurdles like poor interoperability and the limits of clinical science to make healthcare better and less expensive for patients and consumers.
The great inversion of medicine, with its roots just starting to take hold now, will have been fully achieved over the next few decades.
With the federal government spending tens of billions of dollars to push healthcare providers to install electronic health record systems, health information technology has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare industry for most of the past decade.
We asked readers to vote for up to 10 innovations. These are the 25 that garnered the most votes, including storefront healthcare, bionic limbs and primary-care access.
Virginia Mason Health System CEO Dr. Gary Kaplan, Jefferson College of Population Health Dean Dr. David Nash and Women's Hospital CEO Christina Ryan say the healthcare jobs of the future will be shaped by the demands of quality and safety, work-life balance and managing population health.
Today's fast pace of change might suggest that forecasting the evolution of healthcare professions over the next 25 years is an exercise in futility.
Federal projections suggest healthcare organizations will hire more than a million new nurses in the next decade, while lower-paying occupations such as home health aides will see the highest percentage growth.