Eleven prominent healthcare executives call on all industry stakeholders to join the work of the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative to accelerate the shift from volume to value.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is proposing sweeping Medicaid changes that would make it harder for Kentuckians to keep their coverage. He threatens to cancel the Medicaid expansion if HHS doesn't approve his plan.
While we have a ways to go, the value-based care model—combining the practice of population medicine with innovative payment models—has already resulted in better health, improved quality and lower costs for patients, providers and health plans.
The recent fracas over the Muddy Waters report about St. Jude Medical's devices raises a number of questions, such as: What are appropriate ways to disclose a vulnerability that may have clinical implications?
The feds can strengthen the system with safeguards, but must avoid unintended devastating consequences for people who depend on charities. The agency has the opportunity to protect an entire class of low-income people with serious illnesses who depend on charitable assistance.
Hospitals prepare for disasters all the time. But it's not until disaster strikes that you're able to gauge response and observe the heroics that follow. Through hardship, people rise up to support one another.
Commentary: Stopping Zika, other emerging health threats requires stronger disease surveillance systems
With the Zika virus now spreading across South Florida and threatening the Gulf states, we are faced with another public health crisis that could potentially have been averted with stronger disease surveillance systems in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Health centers are often the “canary in the coal mine” for emerging public health challenges. And in their role as community responders they have become innovators.
The complexity of science today means information must be accessible. Until now, data-sharing was seen as an option. Today it is a necessity.
When choosing a hospital, patients need and deserve meaningful and transparent information about the quality of care an institution will provide. But that is not what they got when the CMS recently released its new hospital overall star ratings, says Dr. Darrell Kirch.
Commentary: New public-private shared-risk partnership model could revive public insurance exchanges
When it comes to the public insurance exchanges, there is no shortage of issues. The approximately 12 million enrolled is far lower than originally projected. Medical costs are 22% higher. Major insurers are defecting. A new public-private partnership model is needed.
Despite policy and technological innovation occurring nationwide, “Healthcare Nirvana”—better outcomes, cost effectiveness and health equity—remains unrealized. It is time to invest in a better healthcare future for all.