CMS Should Continue Innovating Health Care Payment And Delivery

It will be vital for the federal government to maintain its commitment to ongoing investment in new payment and delivery models for federal health insurance programs, while sending clearer signals to other payers and health care providers.

May 25, 2017

Four Lessons In The Adoption Of Machine Learning In Health Care

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

Reaching Beyond Delivery System Walls To Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening

Many value-based payment arrangements hold delivery systems accountable for achieving population health goals, which can best be met by engaging people who may never enter a medical office. Kaiser Permanente learned to reach beyond its walls to engage healthy members in colorectal cancer screening.

March 24, 2017

Geisinger’s Transformation: Balancing Growth And Risk

By the dawn of the millennium, Geisinger Health System was facing a bleak future. It recruited a new leader, Dr. Glenn Steele. How Steele reinvigorated Geisinger raises questions about how integration actually works and what drives success in the Integrated Delivery Network model.

March 8, 2017

How Shared Decision Making In The Emergency Department Can Improve Value

Research into "Chest Pain Choice" decision aids highlights the benefit of bringing shared decision making into the ED.

February 7, 2017

How Community Partnerships Can Help End Food Insecurity (Part 2)

In part two, we take a close look at how the Greater Boston Food Bank has developed a scalable model that community health centers might use to address food insecurity in their communities.

September 21, 2016

How Community Partnerships Can Help End Food Insecurity (Part 1)

In part one of a two-part series, we discuss how food insecurity in the US is a preventable condition in need of attention and creative, multidisciplinary solutions.

September 20, 2016

Providing A Safe Space And Medical Monitoring To Prevent Overdose Deaths

Opioid overdoses have become the leading cause of death among patients at the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. In April 2016, the BHCHP opened an observation and treatment facility to reduce the harms associated with ongoing drug use and provide a safe alternative to the street for...

August 31, 2016

Overcoming Lower-Income Patients’ Concerns About Trust And Respect From Providers

The Right Place, Right Time research initiative interviewed vulnerable patients to learn their most urgent concerns about the health care system. They reported widespread distrust of the health care system and felt that they were seen as “less than” by health care professionals.

August 11, 2016

Medicaid Expansion: Driving Innovation In Behavioral Health Integration

The Medicaid expansion is playing a critical role in driving integration and improvement in behavioral health care. Two provider systems in Kentucky and Nevada illustrate some of the innovative approaches that improve the quality of behavioral health care at safety-net institutions.

July 5, 2016