Students are the future of health policy: Let’s start treating them like it

By Junaid Nabi, MD The media is quick to point out the important role of American Medical Association (AMA) and other professional bodies in shaping the future of health policy in the United States. While these organizations have a certain responsibility, it is becoming increasing clear that medical and public health students will shape the … Continue reading Students are the future of health policy: Let’s start treating them like it

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Ten Digital Health Tensions Driving Innovation in Healthcare

By Dr. Christopher Wasden The biggest failure in healthcare is that no one has ever considered the consumer (aka the patient) the customer. Consequently, all stakeholders such as governments, private payers, medtech and pharma companies, and providers almost always ignore consumer-oriented value propositions, and instead focus on creating and delivering their value propositions to one … Continue reading Ten Digital Health Tensions Driving Innovation in Healthcare

Moving Toward Fee-for-Outcomes Medicine

By Bob Chestnut, MD Improved patient outcomes should be the bottom-line. Unfortunately, it is not. Instead, the true current bottom-line is billable patient services. This is in part due to the fee-for-service payment model, pervasive in healthcare, which causes a well-documented misalignment of economic and social interest. It causes economic force to primarily promote billable … Continue reading Moving Toward Fee-for-Outcomes Medicine

Why (not) Family Medicine? TR Reid

Why (not) Family Medicine? is a series of posts from health care thought leaders, both inside and outside of Family Medicine. These will be posted every Friday. The participants were asked to focus on whatever they wanted in response to this question. We are glad that so many of these impressive leaders were willing to … Continue reading Why (not) Family Medicine? TR Reid