Foundation Addresses Critical Need For Palliative Care Workforce And Leadership Development

Weaving palliative care into the fabric of our evolving health care system and into the community will require leaders who can develop person- and family-centered solutions, advance public policy, train clinicians, and drive sustainable system change. Read about a foundation's leadership...

July 13, 2017

Beyond “To Close Or Not To Close” Rural Hospitals

Financial pressures on rural hospitals are likely to continue, a foundation in Texas says. A new report suggests how rural communities could ensure that a reliable system of health care services would be accessible if their hospital closes.

July 6, 2017

Growth Of ACOs And Alternative Payment Models In 2017

Since the first quarter of 2016, 138 new ACOs began operation, and 46 ACOs dropped their accountable care contracts, representing 11 percent growth.

June 28, 2017

‘Will It Work Here?’: Health Systems Need Contextual Evidence Before Adopting Innovations

Researchers can help organizational leadership decide whether an innovation is a good fit---or an appropriate stretch---by not only producing evaluation findings but also fully describing the particulars of the innovation and its context when writing up results.

June 16, 2017

What To Expect When You Are Managing A Population Health Coalition

Representatives of ten health collaboratives—including hospital leaders, hospital community outreach professionals, and staff of community-based organizations—met in Denver to share experiences and develop skills. What were some of the participants' candid comments, and what did they learn at...

June 13, 2017

Telecommunication Policies May Have Unintended Health Care Consequences

Reverting back to a voluntary approach to NN potentially threatens the well-being of many people, particularly those at risk for health disparities due to low income or rural residency.

May 31, 2017

The Burgeoning “Yelpification” Of Health Care: Foundations Help Consumers Hold A Scale And A Mirror To The Health Care System

Current information about health care quality is disconnected from what consumers want. Philanthropy has a role to play in bridging the disconnect.

May 25, 2017

Preserving The Bipartisan Commitment To Health Care Delivery System Reform

Improving and reforming our health care delivery system is not a partisan issue. It is important for Congress, the Trump administration, and the health care industry to continue bipartisan efforts to shift our health care delivery system and provider payment models toward value-based care.

May 18, 2017

A New Health Affairs Blog Featured Topic: ‘Diffusion Of Innovation’

Today, we launch a new featured topic on Health Affairs Blog focusing on the Diffusion of Innovation. This series of blogs will continue over the next year and culminate in a theme issue of Health Affairs journal in February of 2018 on how innovations are diffused across the health care...

May 16, 2017

What’s Behind 2.5 Million New Health Jobs?

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics sheds light on how the health care sector added 2.5 million new jobs over the decade following the recession.

March 17, 2017