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Conversations at the heart of moving health care forward.

Biking 3,255 miles to talk health care

What is your opinion of U.S. health care? That’s the question Dr. Paul Gordon asked of average Americans he met while biking coast to coast on a three-month sabbatical from his family medicine practice. Stopping at diners, truck stops and cafes along the way, his conversations about healthcare costs, access and the Affordable Care Act earned national media attention. Dr. Gordon’s goal? Amplify the voices of those in rural areas and small towns to help clinicians be better practitioners—and listeners—when it comes to their patients.

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L. Gordon Moore, MD Senior Medical Director, Clinical Strategy and Value-based Care

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Biking 3,255 miles to talk health care

What is your opinion of U.S. health care? That’s the question Dr. Paul Gordon asked of average Americans he met while biking coast to coast on a three-month sabbatical from […]

Lowering readmission rates by breaking down silos

In 2016, BayCare Health System took on its high readmission rates by launching seven different programs to lower readmissions. The problem? The programs were in silos, so overall results didn’t […]

Measuring what matters in health care

In part one of his podcast episode, Dr. John Wasson, Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth Medical School, suggests U.S. health care could learn a few lessons on quality improvement from the […]

Sorting through a sea of data: AI in health care

Providers are increasingly overwhelmed by administrative work that takes them away from patient care. How can clinicians leverage AI solutions to optimize and modernize care without adding to already taxing […]

Confronting the opioid crisis

Addressing opioid addiction is one of the greatest challenges facing providers, who must walk a fine line between effective pain management and overprescribing addictive drugs. In this episode, Dr. Eugene […]

Lessons from organized crime for improving health care

When Dr. John Wasson was in medical school, he worked at an east coast resort that hosted well-known members of organized crime families. Reflecting back on this experience after a […]

Social determinants of health: The whole person model of care

What challenges do high-needs patients face when seeking care? This was the question Dr. Melissa Clarke encountered as she and her colleagues worked towards a “whole person” model of care […]

Searching for the holy grail of mental health care

Imagine going to your primary care clinic and along with a blood test, they also took a “sample“ of your language. The brain is too complicated for typical lab tests, […]

Good intentions and unintended consequences: A look at healthcare policy

Sometimes ideas for healthcare reform can morph into problematic policies that inadvertently drive up costs and erode quality. What happens when we instead encourage innovation at the individual health system […]

In search of innovation: The role of the CMIO

Dr. John “Rick” LeMoine’s job is unique among chief medical information officers (CMIOs). He has no direct reports as CMIO for Sharp HealthCare, the largest healthcare provider in San Diego […]

Analyzing human language for social good

Can the use of language on social media reveal information about a patient’s mental health? Can human language, with all its ambiguities and complexities, be analyzed to identify behavioral issues? […]

Physician payment and performance measurement: Is it fair?

How much time does it actually take for primary care physicians and specialists to deliver care, and should time be considered when determining payment? When it comes to physician performance, […]