Physician burnout has a negative impact on quality of care, patient safety, operational efficiency and of course on the burned-out individuals. In a new episode of the Inside Angle podcast, Christine Sinsky, MD, vice president of professional satisfaction at the American Medical Association, discusses how we can improve the work of care.
There were nearly 64,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2016. Opioids account for two-thirds of those deaths. The number of overdose deaths involving opioids is five times […]
Dr. Gordon Moore discusses micro and macro measurements in healthcare and the need for overall health system improvement.
On February 9, a new telehealth bill was signed into law that expands coverage for accountable care organizations (ACOs), improves flexibility for telehealth use under Medicare Advantage plans, and allows […]
Perhaps it’s true that we tend to see what we expect to see. In my job, I work with healthcare quality measures. Given this bias, my scan of the media […]
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 […]
This case study explores the relationship between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana (Blue Cross) and The Baton Rouge Clinic (A Medical Corporation) (BRC), including the supporting structure and […]
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 […]
64 percent of Americans avoid or delay medical care because of high costs, and I fall smack dab in the middle of that statistic; I avoid medical care like the […]
I’ve been reading ProvenCare, which describes the Geisinger approach to health care and is filled with mottos such as “achieving extreme patient satisfaction” and “treating patients like family.” One discovery […]
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 […]