Many Americans are wondering about the future of healthcare in our country following the recent elections at the federal, state and local levels. It's too soon to know how events will unfold, but one thing is clear.
The American Hospital Association recognized an urgent need to provide a path forward for preservation of essential healthcare services—including local primary care, psychiatric and substance abuse treatment as well as emergency services—in vulnerable rural and urban communities.
Commentary: Need for more diversity in healthcare leadership represents a moral and business imperative
In the turbulent environment known as the U.S. healthcare system, one thing—unfortunately—has remained constant: The absence of true diversity among the leaders who make the key decisions that guide and influence our industry.
For the math to work, the waiting room needs to be large and diverse enough to have a balance of patients: the healthy, those dealing with major episodes, people dealing with chronic illness and those near the end of life. In part, this explains why many hospitals and physicians are combining their...
With the publication last year of a policy memo that called on prosecutors to consider individual liability in all corporate misconduct cases, the U.S. Justice Department immediately accomplished one goal: The memo from Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates made everyone sit up and take...
With decades of work and billions of dollars of public and private investment, electronic health records have become ubiquitous. Yet providers and patients are extremely frustrated with what they perceive as the deleterious effects of the EHR on patient care and provider satisfaction.
The idea is that two-person leadership teams—a clinical professional such as a nurse or physician, paired with an executive or administrative leader—will make better decisions together than they would separately.
The ability to keep moving has enabled Einstein Healthcare Network to survive 150 years and grow from a 22-bed hospital in an old farmhouse to a comprehensive healthcare provider and education leader with hospitals and outpatient-care centers across the Philadelphia region.
Unlike healthcare thought leaders and policy wonks, only a scant few practicing physicians are committed to population health management, value-based care and the “triple aim.”
Many measurement programs currently in use—and others being developed—do not differentiate complexity of patient conditions nor account for their settings of care, which results in inaccurate reports on value, says Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. John Noseworthy.
In many countries, indiscriminate antibiotic use in humans, agriculture and animals used for food production has led to the rise of bacteria that are resistant to all commercially available antibiotics. Many are now asking: “Have we returned to a pre-antibiotic era?”
To slash costs, Congress need only mandate that all hospitals, physicians and labs publish legitimate prices—like all other businesses. They can continue to set their own rates, but a different rate for each patient must be prohibited.