Ready or Not: Learn to Fly on the Way Down

Expressed political views are those of the author.   As I near the end of my Family Medicine Residency Training and begin to transition into practicing as a Family Physician in real life, I can’t help but believe that I’m ready. Not because I have reached a point where I know every diagnosis and how … Continue reading Ready or Not: Learn to Fly on the Way Down

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

Delivering Value and Health through Workforce Plasticity

By Susan Cochella, MD, MPH Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, and her team at the University of North Carolina have developed a data-driven tool that Utah can use to deliver more value by strategically planning the healthcare workforce. I learned about her work from a colleague on an advisory board in Florida when I asked if … Continue reading Delivering Value and Health through Workforce Plasticity

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

Team Based Medicine

By Erin McAdams, MD    Picture compliments of http://worldartsme.com/ When you go to the doctor’s office, you might be fooled into thinking that your doctor is the person managing your healthcare. In some respects, you would be right. The person you are seeing in your appointment is in fact contributing to the management of your health … Continue reading Team Based Medicine