We live in challenging times for physicians, doing things that are wearing them out and making them feel bad about their jobs.
From user fees and the medical device tax to increased worries about cyberattacks, 2017 is shaping up to be a busy year for the medical device industry. Having just completed his two-year term as Advanced Medical Technology Association board chairman, Vincent Forlenza is bullish on the...
The transition from volume to value happens through a journey, not a leap. The journey starts when leaders define the purpose of their organization as improving value for patients.
Dr. Gary Kaplan, CEO of Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle hopes lawmakers invite providers, payers, patients and policymakers from across the political spectrum to fix the U.S. healthcare system.
Guest Commentary: Everyone agrees the ACA isn't perfect, but let's 'fix and innovate,' not 'repeal and replace'
The House Republicans' campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act and shrink Medicaid funding has produced a lot of drama—and an unexpected realization for repeal proponents: People like the ACA. And they're pretty fond of Medicaid, too.A recent Gallup survey found a...
Aurora Aguilar takes over for Merrill Goozner as editor of Modern Healthcare.
Of the health profession workforce shortages projected over the next 10 years, none is more dire than behavioral health. It's estimated that by 2020, mental health and substance use disorders will surpass all physical diseases as a major cause of disability worldwide.
Guest Commentary: Integrity in leadership, governance critical to establish and sustain a culture of safety
Integrity carries special meaning in healthcare environments. Hospital and health system executives are called to make high-impact decisions every day—none more critical than those involving the delivery of accessible, error-free and evidence-based care.
Discussions about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act point to its shortcomings and how a new program will be better. However, the current process is repeating a fundamental error in crafting the ACA—it was implemented backwards.
Everything changed for healthcare in 2010 with the signing of the Affordable Care Act. While admittedly flawed and laden with complexities, the ACA eliminated some of the worst practices in the insurance industry.
The House is embarking on an ambitious effort to remake our healthcare system, aiming to inject more competition, reduce costs and expand coverage. We share those goals. While the American people have legitimate concerns about the ACA, the proposed replacement takes us in the wrong direction.
Guest Commentary: How one rural town improved healthcare through closer ties to the business community
When it comes to providing adequate access to healthcare, rural communities often rank at the bottom of the barrel. A few years ago, the farming town of Gonzales, Calif., trailed even the rural average of doctor-to-population ratios.