While the challenges providers face continuously change, there is one constant: the critical role group purchasing organizations play in helping providers care for patients. Year after year, GPOs find innovative ways to help providers save money while enhancing quality of care.
Empathy is not sympathy—it's a teachable, measurable cognitive skill that allows a physician to answer the question, “What does this mean, doctor?” That's the core question for physicians in the age of AI—we must be the humans in the room, even if that room is virtual.
The abuse and misuse of the patent system by drugmakers needs to stop, and patients and consumer advocates deserve more say in the patent system.
A multiyear plan to expand diversity and inclusion is as essential a business priority as implementing financial controls and managing quality improvement. A successful program requires transparency, data and shared accountability.
It's human nature to react defensively to public criticism. But successful healthcare leaders will overcome that impulse and lean into transparency.
Meharry Medical College President Dr. James E.K. Hildreth says healthcare stakeholders should help disadvantaged students find a path in the industry to improve the system and the communities where they come from.
Now is the time to take a proactive approach. No community can afford to wait for disaster to strike before strengthening its public health and healthcare system infrastructure.
As healthcare organizations are transformed via new value-based models, we need to put aside unnecessary competition and collaborate more closely to solve our biggest problems.
The Commonwealth Fund's Dr. David Blumenthal says we should think bigger about telemedicine and what it can do to address some of our healthcare system's most pressing challenges.
As suicide reaches crisis-level proportions in our nation, it's time to treat suicide like the public health crisis that it is, and healthcare leaders and executives play a critical role.
To reduce the stigma of mental illness among African-Americans, professor Ruth C. White urges a two-pronged approach: focus on changing perceptions and making culturally competent care more accessible.
Organizations that give incentives for value-based care principles have a distinct advantage when it comes to preparing for, and responding to, a crisis.