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.
Preventable harm in healthcare is a leading cause of death in America and should be tackled as a public health crisis with its own coordinated response.
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.
Health insurance, either private or government, is essential to that access, which is why Beaumont Health is urging President Donald Trump and members of Congress to tread carefully as they consider changes to the Affordable Care Act.
There has never been a more exciting time in healthcare IT than now. But industry chief information officers also face more challenges than ever.
Technology is completely transforming our society. In just the past 10 years, we have advanced from flip phones to smart homes. You can now use an app to remotely monitor your thermostat or watch someone as they ring your doorbell.
We as Americans pride ourselves on our core values of fairness and compassion and want our country to be a worldwide beacon for human rights, religious freedom, innovation and opportunity.
If there was one thing we could focus on at our healthcare organizations that is guaranteed to decrease patient mortality, lessen costs and malpractice claims, tamp down staff attrition, and improve productivity and satisfaction scores, would we do it?
As the discussion about healthcare access and coverage in our nation goes forward, we all must be committed to ensuring that our nation's most precious resource—children and adolescents—are prioritized.