By Richard Watson MD – If healthcare ecosystems were a sheet of paper, the incentives have produced a day-to-day behavior with very little outside of the hearing. Lower inventories, single-source supply chains, and conscripted functionality with little or no flexibility for change have all locked us into a box.Read More
By Phil Galewitz – Most states’ Medicaid programs won’t text enrollees despite the urgency to reach them about renewing their coverage. A KFF report published in March found just 11 states said they would use texting to alert Medicaid recipients about the end of the covid public health emergency.
By Robert M. Califf MD, MACC & Vid Desai – Technology and data have disrupted our world in ways unimaginable only 20 years ago – including how the world thinks about health. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated these changes and underscored the importance of…
By Richard Watson MD – When I was in medical school, I painted houses for work. While my friends seemed to have medically related jobs, I was out on a ladder with a brush in hand, under the scorching heat of Kansas City. The money was good, and I had a wife and two small children to support.
By Dan Matthews – There’s a reason why medicine is celebrated as the healing profession. As prestigious as a career in medicine may be, doctors simply don’t incur the massive debt or take on the endless hours of rigorous study and training just for a bunch of impressive letters at the end of their names.
By Lynn Carroll & Rahul Sharma – The U.S. healthcare system’s transition away from fee-for-service toward value-based care represents the most significant change in how healthcare is delivered and paid for in generations.
The eHealth Exchange, one of the nation’s largest health information networks connecting federal agencies and providers, launched the eHealth Exchange Innovation Grant program. The program seeks to award as much as $550,000 in grants and other incentives to organizations pursuing…
By Matthew Blosl – Staffing shortages and other challenges have become principal concerns in the healthcare industry over the course of the pandemic, as historically high shortages plague provider facilities across the U.S., from hospitals to urgent care clinics.
By David Burda – It should come as no surprise that two things that I thought went together in healthcare — value-based care and interoperability — don’t really, at least not yet, according to a recently published study in JAMA Health Forum.