Building The Value-Based Health Care System Of The Future Depends On Meeting Clinicians’ Data Needs

As we prepare to transition from this administration, we’d like to take stock of what our nation has accomplished and to lay out a potential roadmap for the next administration.

January 17, 2017

Medical Technology: What Changing Venture Capital Investments Signal

The market for medical devices historically has been dominated by big-ticket “physician preference items.” Changes in physician payment and organization are reducing the demand for these cost-increasing innovations, and redirecting the flow of investment capital.

January 9, 2017

The ACA Transformed Medicaid Enrollment Processes. Rolling Them Back Would Wreak Havoc.

Implementing the ACA’s Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) rules and systems were a heavy lift for states. Reversing them would wreak havoc for states and low-income families who depend on Medicaid.

January 4, 2017

Health Technology And Human Touch Need Not Be At Odds

As physicians, I think we can all agree that we desperately need to restore and maximize human touch in medicine. When technology helps us achieve that, we should embrace it.

November 15, 2016

By The Numbers: Our Progress In Digitizing Health Care

The US has seen a historic health IT transformation, moving from a primarily paper-based health system to one where virtually everyone has a digital footprint of their care.

September 29, 2016

The Culture Of Data Sharing Has To Change

While the role of data and data sharing and its significance in transforming our nation’s health care system is sometimes overlooked, we should not underestimate its role in generating new business models and new ways of delivering care.

September 20, 2016

How To Think About Health Technology Assessment: A Response To Goldman And Coauthors

The case for health technology assessment is “unassailable.” Even in a country as rich as the United States, there will always be some limit on the amount spent on health care. The question is how to do it, and the answer to that is likely to vary country by country.

September 15, 2016

How Person-Centered Is Your Health Care Organization?

As part of our efforts to transition our health care system toward value-based payment, we strongly support ensuring that new models of payment promote a person-centered care system that improves the care experience for patients and family caregivers.

August 30, 2016

Suicide Prevention: Access To Behavioral Health Services Lacking

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States and can have a devastating effect on the family and friends of the deceased. Research published in Health Affairs shows many individuals with suicidal behavior had recent contact with the health care system. How can the system better intervene?

August 10, 2016

Building New Partnerships For American Indian And Alaska Native Health

A foundation in Montana set out to learn about the practical realities behind health disparities statistics for American Indian and Alaska Native people in its state and develop a strategy to address such disparities. Read the foundation's four key findings.

August 9, 2016