From the way medical students are selected and trained to how policy debates are framed, healthcare needs an overhaul, according to Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health.
In the old days, healthcare organizations prioritized owning facilities, maximizing volume, optimizing revenue and controlling production in-house. There was little regard for total costs, outcomes or patient experience. Meanwhile, an asset-light revolution was underway in other industries.
Anthony R. Tersigni: It's hard to imagine a nation and a healthcare ministry without the selflessness, hard work and care of those who came to our shores to build a better life.
The opportunity is right for a reset of the national discussion on healthcare. Momentum is building for us to set aside politics and lead transformational change with high-quality, affordable healthcare at the center of the national agenda.
Are we ready for one-click healthcare? That's one of the promises of the partnership announced recently by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan. It'll be difficult, but one thing's for certain—we're going to learn a lot from the experience.
Bill Considine doesn't mince words when it comes to the political brinkmanship over the Children's Health Insurance Program that threatened health coverage for children across the U.S.
The healthcare industry has had its share of turmoil in recent years. But news of the Aetna/CVS Health merger in October set a new standard for disruption—and it signaled we'd see more nontraditional alliances.
During his six years at the CMS, Dr. Patrick Conway oversaw the agency's big push into value-based reimbursement. While he's now removed from rulemaking, Conway remains passionate about the idea of linking payment to outcomes.
Guest Commentary: Access to care is only part of our health; equity and inclusion must be part of all we do
Health insurance coupled with quality, affordable care, should be vital components of our national healthcare policy, says Ascension Project Japan CEO Patricia Maryland. But access is only one part of a complex equation that we must solve to help people and communities.
Guest Commentary: Pursuing constructive addiction treatment at the height of the opioid abuse crisis
While increased focus and attention to the opioid epidemic is an important step in addressing addiction, data show we still have many challenges ahead of us.
Leanne Berge, CEO of Community Health Plan of Washington, says healthcare organizations must work more collaboratively to coordinate—and integrate—behavioral and physical care.
Providers worry that dwindling numbers of teachers in healthcare fields means there won't be enough caregivers trained to meet demand, and that millennials aren't interested in becoming nurses, home healthcare aides and even doctors.