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Conversations at the heart of moving health care forward.

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 level? In attempting to improve healthcare delivery, policy makers have tried a topdown approach to effect change. In this episode, Harold D. Miller, President and CEO of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform advocates for a bottom-up style of reform, focusing on reinvigorating primary care and fostering healthcare transformation at the local level.

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

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Physician burnout: How can we improve the work of care?

In this episode, Dr. Gordon Moore talks with Dr. Christine Sinsky, Vice President for Professional Satisfaction with the American Medical Association (AMA) and a national leader in studying the connection […]

Caring for the caregivers

What gets between people and better health outcomes? Many initiatives have been launched to improve the health of patient populations, but when it comes to the health of the healthcare […]

On the frontlines of collaborative care

When a patient’s chronic conditions are compounded by depression, it’s a recipe for adverse outcomes and high healthcare costs. Dr. Paul Ciechanowski, a national leader in developing evidence-based models of collaborative care describes a new way forward.

So many measures

How do we develop quality measures that help improve care outcomes without creating more work for physicians? Dr. Michael Barr of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) discusses the drive to create measures that are timely and relevant.

Telemedicine: Enhancing access to improve outcomes

What happens when you need health care, but the services just aren’t available in your hometown? Telemedicine pioneer Barb Johnston explains how quality suffers when people don’t have easy access to caregivers—and how telemedicine is changing lives.