Technology innovation systems are promising breakthroughs to improve diagnostic accuracy, tailor treatments, and even eventually replace work performed by clinicians. However, it is far from clear how it will transform health care in the short to mid-term.
May 9, 2017
The central, intractable obstacle to long-term cost containment is the near impossibility of saying “no” to ever-more-expensive care that yields small marginal benefits.
April 26, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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