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Modern Healthcare's 35th Anniversary Supplement

The Future of Healthcare

Original essays from top executives and leaders predict the future of key segments of the healthcare industry.



Future of Healthcare Essays

The future of healthcare: Payers

Dr. Reed Tuckson | July 25, 2011
Since this is Modern Healthcare, it is worth posing the question: What makes our healthcare system modern? Most of us think of...
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Reform law is a starting point

Sister Carol Keehan | July 25, 2011
For the Catholic Health Association and our members, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is above all a promise. It is a promise to start...
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Leaders need to prepare for demands of reform

Thomas Dolan | July 25, 2011
While no one has a crystal ball with respect to healthcare's future, I have several assumptions.
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For hospitals, a balancing act of reducing costs and improving care

Richard Umbdenstock | July 25, 2011
All of us in healthcare are straddling a roiling gulf of uncertainty as we transition between the disappearing past and a far different, but still...
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The future of healthcare: Regulation and compliance

Audrey Andrews | July 25, 2011
Will compliance programs survive into the next decade? Will they help us navigate healthcare reform? Or will they sink to the bottom of the ocean:...
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The future of healthcare: Post-acute care

Paul Diaz and William Altman | July 25, 2011
The growing trend in our nation's healthcare system toward integrated care and payment models comes from healthcare reform and private market...
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The future of healthcare: Supply chain

Ron Rardin | July 25, 2011
For most people involved with healthcare delivery, the assortment of supply chain processes that brings the needed materials from manufacturers to...
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The future of healthcare: Patient safety

Dr. Peter Pronovost | July 25, 2011
When polio struck the U.S. in the early 1950s, scientists and commercial industry worked diligently together to develop a cure that led to the...
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The future of healthcare: Finance

Nancy Kane | July 25, 2011
A comprehensive analysis of 2007-09 healthcare spending growth recently released by the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and
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The future of healthcare: Staffing

Mary Kay Henry | July 25, 2011
In the spring of 2010, members of the Partnership for Quality Care, a coalition of local leaders from the Service Employees International Union and...
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The future of healthcare: Physicians

Dr. Leonard Morse | July 25, 2011
The cost of healthcare is stifling. It is crippling the budgets of individuals, families, businesses, communities and state and federal governments.
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The future of healthcare: Outsourcing

Steve Kehrberg | July 25, 2011
A sour economy and the grim prospect of continued cuts in reimbursements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have combined to put...
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The future of healthcare: Medical devices

Jeffrey Lerner | July 25, 2011
Healthcare providers will continue to face difficult choices among an increasingly complex array of clinical-care technologies in the near and longer...
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The future of healthcare: International

Dr. Thomas Aretz and Dr. Gilbert Mudge | July 25, 2011
American academic medical centers have played a pivotal role in the evolution of global healthcare by training international clinicians and...
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The future of healthcare: Information technology

Dr. Eric Topol | July 25, 2011
Mobile digital devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and e-readers, have had a rapid and profound impact on our daily lives, affecting how we read,...
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The future of healthcare: Construction

Gail Vittori | July 25, 2011
The launch of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Healthcare in April signaled a defining moment for hospitals and other healthcare...
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