The doctor cannot get to the point. He is trying. But even when his patient asks him directly, "Are you saying I'm dying?" he fumbles, unable to simply answer, "Yes."
Margaret Murray, CEO of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans, discussed the challenges of 2018 open enrollment, prospects for congressional action to stabilize the individual markets, and what's needed to address the opioid addiction crisis.
Daniel Wolfson, executive vice president and COO of the ABIM Foundation, discusses the importance of evidence-based care and the Choosing Wisely initiative.
Our healthcare system is obsessed with delivering medical services, performing procedures and prescribing medications. It really needs to become obsessed with producing health.
Guest Commentary: Redesigning the healthcare system for the 21st century is our collective opportunity
Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, discusses the incredible opportunity to redesign the entire healthcare system for people who will be living to 100 years old and enjoying active lives.
The Community Health Centers Fund expired Oct. 1. Congress' unwillingness or inability to act on its reauthorization brings an existential threat to effective programs universally lauded by both Republicans and Democrats—programs located in rural and urban communities.
Sarah Krevans wants Sutter Health to push the envelope in several areas, especially when it comes to being more attuned to patient needs.
Guest Commentary: Global hospital budgets are a hit in Maryland; more states should consider the practice
Based on the success of Maryalnd's hospital system switching to an all-payer global budget, Dr. Joshua Sharfstein wonders if more rural hospital systems wouldn't benefit from doing the same.
Intermountain Project Japan CEO Dr. Marc Harrison says that with nearly 100 people dying every day from opioid abuse, it's time for medical institutions and individuals to take additional action and boldly address the epidemic.
While the future of the Affordable Care Act is still uncertain, a number of initiatives that began under the law have shown the kinds of results that transcend politics and will keep the focus on value over volume.
Q&A with Sarah Krevans: 'This is a time when knowing your core values and core mission is important'
Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Health, talked to Project Japan Managing Editor Matthew Weinstock about how the Northern California system dealt with and still is dealing with the wildfires sweeping the state.
Chip Davis, the president and CEO of the Association for Accessible Medicines, talks about the need for more competition to bring down healthcare costs.