Consumer Decision Support On The Individual Market Will Be More Important Than Ever

We may be entering a world where insurance products will be more loosely defined, and plan standardization less likely. In such an environment, the availability of high-quality consumer decision support will be more important than ever.

January 31, 2017

Will Evidence Matter In 2017?

As we move into the uncertainty that comes with every new administration and Congress, a key question is whether, and if so, how, evidence from research will inform this new era of health policy debates.

January 25, 2017

Project ECHO: Misplaced Skepticism Should Not Overtake Its Promise

Ongoing and increased investment in high-quality demonstration projects and evaluations is essential to learning more about the conditions under which Project ECHO—a telementoring program—works and fails, and about its potential for improving health care delivery and health outcomes. Read why...

January 24, 2017

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