Conversations at the heart of moving health care forward
A key solution to health care costs and quality is staring us in the face
When U.S. business leaders noticed that their employees in other countries were getting better care and outcomes for less cost than in the U.S., they knew something needed to change. Enter the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC), an organization dedicated to sharing best practices to support the growth of high performing primary care. Ann Greiner, president and CEO of the PCC, describes the organization’s work and commitment to finding a solution to the current state of primary care in the U.S.
Reducing health care costs: You can’t improve what you don’t measure
How can we fix the U.S. health care system so that it is both less costly and provides better patient outcomes? One solution is to invest more in high quality primary care, with an emphasis on continuity of care that fosters a partnership between providers and patients. Chris Koller, president of the Milbank Memorial Fund, shares how the organization is working with public officials to improve the health of all populations and their work with states to set health care cost growth targets.
Professionalism and values in health care
Have you ever created a bucket list? Has overwork and burnout prevented you from realizing those dreams? Ben Nemtin wrote the book “What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?” to remind us to step back from the day to day and focus on helping ourselves and others achieve lifelong dreams.
What does the future of health care look like?
The health care industry is changing. Is your organization keeping up? Best selling author, inventor and technologist Nicholas Webb explores the trends disrupting the current state of health care and details three things that hospitals and clinics can do to prepare for survival.
Breaking free from the health care status quo
Employers are fed up with the current health care system. They recognize that high quality care means a healthier workforce and are looking to hospitals, health systems and health plans to move faster on health reform. Elizabeth Mitchell, president and CEO of the Purchaser Business Group on Health, discusses her organization’s innovative work redesigning care delivery and driving affordability.
Never pay the first bill: Investigating the high cost of health care
Why are health care costs so much higher in the U.S. compared with other countries? In his new book “Never Pay the First Bill: And Other Ways to Fight the Health Care System and Win,” investigative reporter and author Marshall Allen shares stories from real people dealing with high medical bills and details concrete steps for how individuals and employers can challenge the system.