As the U.S. healthcare system tries to manage the 60 percent of persons with at least one chronic disease that consume 90 percent of healthcare costs, it is an opportune […]
Does the “more is better” approach to quality measurement create a burden on healthcare delivery? Does it distract attention from actual care and consume resources that might be used to […]
Dr. Gordon Moore discusses micro and macro measurements in healthcare and the need for overall health system improvement.
When it comes to the health of the healthcare workforce, how can we help caregivers care for themselves? Dr. Gordon Moore describes the work of SEIU 775 Benefits Group to improve the health of homecare workers in Washington State. Read the blog and listen to the podcast.
One of the “truisms” of value-based programs is that these programs align the incentives of the health care delivery system and the insurer, such that better care results in better […]
The Institute of Medicine estimates that 30 percent of healthcare spending is attributed to waste. Waste in health care not only has a financial impact, but also robs patients of […]
One of the best parts of my job is the opportunity to interact with thought leaders and innovators from across the spectrum of healthcare delivery in the U.S. Given the […]
Business management guru Peter Drucker is credited with saying that “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” The message is that an organization will not adopt any change or effectively pursue any […]
Population health. The name pretty much says it all, right? Through the Triple Aim initiative, we are striving to improve the health of our overall population and make an impact […]
Sometimes science upends what we think of as common sense. We might believe that a degenerative tear in the meniscus (cartilage in the knee) ought to be fixed. Then some […]
3 questions to consider when linking physical and behavioral health services.
A primary objective of the Triple Aim for healthcare payers is to reduce costs associated with inefficient, ineffective, or medically unnecessary care. The accountable care organization, or ACO, has been […]