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.
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.
As a female healthcare CEO who is also a medical doctor, it was an interesting study to read at the end of a cross-country trip where I came face to face with the reality of gender disparity in America’s healthcare leadership.
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.
America's hospitals and health systems must be prepared for anything, but as the range of threats to health in our communities becomes broader and the threats hit more quickly and frequently, provider organizations will need to play bigger roles in heading off problems before they spiral into...
The health field may be the first segment of the U.S. economy to see reductions in productivity as a result of “automation.”
How will healthcare be distributed in the future? In ways that bear only some resemblance to the way it is distributed today.
The great inversion of medicine, with its roots just starting to take hold now, will have been fully achieved over the next few decades.
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.