System Based Thinking Applied to Healthcare

By Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick
Twitter: @drnic1
Host of Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist#TheIncrementalist

On this episode I talked to Ankit Rohatgi, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, AssureCare (@AssureCareLLC) an innovative, patient-centered, connected care platform that is trying to increase access to care while reducing cost.

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We dive into Ankit’s background traversing multiple clinical systems and countries providing him with useful and important insights into what works for healthcare and what could be applied to the system in the United States. Ankit applies system-based thinking and this experience to change the practice of medicine by improving the incentives and allowing clinicians to practice good medicine.

Listen in to hear us talk about the current fee-for-service environment we work and what could be changed to make improvements including some interesting approaches to treatment pioneered by Kaiser that includes prescribing food to their patients as part of a treatment plan.

About the Show
For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.

This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.