Solving Homelessness: The Need For Innovative Solutions And The Role Of Health Care

Tales of how people became homeless and what their lives have been like since they have become homeless are often disheartening and complex. With agencies facing proposed budget cuts, the health care system’s role in ending homelessness may become increasingly important.

May 15, 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

The Proposed Federal ‘Right-To-Try’ Law Is Not The Answer For Critically Ill Patients

In May, the Trickett Wendler Right to Try Act of 2016 was introduced in the Senate. After reading the model legislation and the proposed Senate bill, I decided that while the right-to-try movement has a goal I could approve of in theory, I think it will be counter-productive in the end.

September 27, 2016

Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List

“Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List” is a monthly roundup where we share some of the most compelling health care narratives driving the news and conversation in recent weeks. This month covers topics on end-of-life care, opioids, and more.

August 12, 2016

New Narrative Matters: Asthma And Injustice On Chicago’s Southeast Side

In Health Affairs’ May Narrative Matters essay, a physician discovers a potential environmental link to asthma attacks in a poor Chicago community.

May 13, 2016

Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List

“Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List” is a monthly roundup where we share some of the most compelling health care narratives driving the news and conversation in recent weeks. This month covers topics on end-of-life care, treating drug addiction, and more.

May 2, 2016

Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List

“Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List” is a monthly roundup where we share some of the most compelling health care narratives driving the news and conversation in recent weeks. This month covers topics on growth-attenuation therapy, autism, heart disease, and more.

March 30, 2016

The Challenges Of Rewarding Value Over Volume Without Penalizing Safety-Net Hospitals

This month’s Narrative Matters essay tells the story of health care providers at a Chicago safety-net hospital and a 41-year homeless man who they refer to as Mr. G, while providing a window to some of the controversy surrounding paying safety-net providers for quality performance.

March 30, 2016

Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List

“Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List” is a monthly roundup where we share some of the most compelling health care narratives driving the news and conversation in recent weeks. This month covers topics on Medicare's coverage of ambulance rides, racism in the hospital, and more.

February 29, 2016

Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List

“Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List” is a monthly roundup where we share some of the most compelling health care narratives driving the news and conversation in recent weeks. This month covers topics on Parisian doctors response to terror attacks, abortion, and clinical trial transparency.

January 28, 2016