Dr. Donald Rucker heads the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. He previously was an adjunct professor at Ohio State University's College of Medicine in the biomedical informatics department and, before that, chief medical officer for Siemens. Rucker joined the ONC...
Guest Commentary: Lawmakers, policymakers must act now to stave off severe shortages in primary care
Preparing for an uncertain future is never easy, but it's always better than the alternative of simply standing pat.
As policymakers, providers and payers continue to tinker with alternatives to an ailing fee-for-service delivery model, physicians are increasingly being called upon to help lead the transformation. Roughly 5% of hospital leaders were physicians in 2014, according to the American Association for...
In healthcare, groups such as management, operations, finance and clinical staff tend to form distinct, independent domains, focusing more on their own work rather than on how they can support organizational success.
The partisan road to healthcare reform appears to have reached an inconclusive end, at least for now. But in its wake is an opportunity for Republicans and Democrats to come together and improve our healthcare system in a bipartisan way.
"In terms of overall drug costs, as long as it takes $2.5 billion in 10 years to get a product to market, it is going to be challenging. So, looking at ways to modernize and reduce those development cycles is really important."
Guest Commentary: Administrative simplification is the first step toward comprehensive health reform
No comprehensive approach to healthcare reform has the support needed to pass in this deeply divided Congress. Desperately needed administrative simplification of the rule-bound U.S. healthcare system would be the perfect solution.
The CEO of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City discusses HSS' unique care-delivery approach, its efforts to expand and how to achieve value in healthcare.
Healthcare is doing better when it comes to closing the gender gap, but it's not where it needs to be, Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright, CEO of the Medical Group Management Association, says in an interview with Modern Healthcare.
Now that the Senate GOP's Better Care Reconciliation Act has crashed and burned, and efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act appear to have stalled, it's time to consider another plan: improved Medicare for all.
In starting over, we need to differentiate between measures for measures' sake, measures for improving internal processes and meaningful measures reported for external accountability about how patients fare.
Modern Healthcare Editor Aurora Aguilar met with several chief financial officers to talk about the fiscal challenges facing the nation's hospitals, including growing patient debt and the possibility of lower volume as a result of potential Medicaid cuts.