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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

The future of healthcare: Payers

By 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...

Reform law is a starting point

Reform law is a starting point

By 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...

The future of healthcare: Post-acute care

The future of healthcare: Post-acute care

By 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...

The future of healthcare: Supply chain

The future of healthcare: Supply chain

By 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...

The future of healthcare: Patient safety

The future of healthcare: Patient safety

By 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...

The future of healthcare: Finance

The future of healthcare: Finance

By 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

The future of healthcare: Staffing

The future of healthcare: Staffing

By 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...

The future of healthcare: Physicians

The future of healthcare: Physicians

By 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.

The future of healthcare: Outsourcing

The future of healthcare: Outsourcing

By 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...

The future of healthcare: Medical devices

The future of healthcare: Medical devices

By 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...

The future of healthcare: International

By 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...

The future of healthcare: Information technology

The future of healthcare: Information technology

By 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,...

The future of healthcare: Construction

The future of healthcare: Construction

By 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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