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

Building A System That Works: The Future Of Health Care

As the Obama Administration comes to a close, this piece lays out my vision for the future of health care. I share the steps we have taken to change how we pay for health care, incentivize coordination, and unlock health care data.

December 12, 2016

Modifying Hospital Community Benefit Tax Policy: Easing Regulation, Advancing Population Health

The Trump Administration could take steps---under existing legislative authority---to broaden the longstanding definition of “community benefit” spending to promote fuller community-wide health improvement partnerships between tax-exempt hospitals and the communities they serve.

December 1, 2016

Defining The Health Care System’s Role In Addressing Social Determinants And Population Health

Many health care systems are facing a strategic challenge: what role do they play in the creation and execution of a local population health strategy?

November 17, 2016

CMS’ Hospital Quality Star Ratings Fail To Pass The Common Sense Test

A closer look at the quality performance of five-star hospitals brings into question the results from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

November 14, 2016

Are Public–Private Partnerships The Future Of Serving Veterans?

The problems faced by veterans in the United States are the problems of every US citizen, and we must solve them together, says a New York State Health Foundation staffer. And health foundations can and should be a part of the equation.

November 10, 2016

Age-Friendly Health Systems: How Do We Get There?

The new paradigm for an age-friendly health system is based on patients’ goals and values, and on improved outcomes and lower costs of care within the walls of the hospital and beyond, says The John A. Hartford Foundation. It aims to test the new Age-Friendly Health Systems approach to care by...

November 3, 2016

How Are Hospital-Based ACOs Addressing Community Health?

Results from an RWJF-funded study highlight many of the tensions that accountable care organizations are currently facing. Premier Inc., in conjunction with three other firms, developed the study.

October 27, 2016

Mega Teaching Health Centers: A New Model To Power CHCs

We describe the unique aspects of a proposed modified and greatly expanded THC model—Mega THCs—and suggest a program funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to demonstrate this new paradigm.

October 13, 2016

New Center For Ethics In Health Care: Aiming To Make A Difference Through Systems Change

Historically, the bioethics field has focused much attention on ethical issues raised by the latest advances in medical science. But what about everyday ethical issues that arise in hospitals and other organizations delivering care? These can involve high-stakes decisions that can profoundly...

October 13, 2016