In order to repair the country's tattered, fragmented healthcare system, a patient-centric focus will need to be the overriding principle, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) said today in Washington. Frist laid out six proposals to reach his goal: creating a system of interoperable electronic health records; expanding coverage for children; encouraging greater responsibility for healthcare; making care affordable; encouraging greater use of long-term-care insurance; and translating science to cures. Within those proposals, Frist included stands he has stated previously, including reforming malpractice liability and expanding health savings accounts and association health plans. -- by Tony Fong
Frist lays out goal for patient-centric healthcare
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