Earlier this year, Vivek Murthy, United States Surgeon General and Co-Founder of Doctors for America, delivered the commencement address at Harvard Medical School. In his speech he challenged the graduates to stand up for their values and vision and to be leaders in improving our health care system. During the next two weeks, the newest …
By Carmel Shachar, J.D., M.D. , Gregory Curfman, M.D. In an era of heightened demand for health care cost-control, transparency, and quality, state all-payer claims databases (APCDs) are uniquely positioned to unlock an array of value. APCDs systematically collect medical and pharmacy claims from public and private payers within a state, offering a comprehensive view …
Dr John Kohler, a fellow at Duke University, recounts his recent visit to the CMS Innovation Center.
There is widespread agreement among policy makers and healthcare providers that patient-centeredness is an imperative moving forward. But how can we operationalize “patient-centered care?”
America is aging. By 2030, 72 million people age 65 and older will live in the United States and the number of >85 year olds will increase dramatically to 19 million by 2050. Though media attention has focused on the burgeoning health needs of our aging population, little attention has been given to the deleterious effects of the health problems of the aged on their adult children.
In my late thirties, when most of my peers were settling into a consistent rhythm of life, I made a decision that prompted many to call my otherwise well-regarded sanity into question.
The rising and varying price of medical education remains a concerning source of perplexity. Why is the price of medical school soaring? Why are there considerable differences in this pricing?
Race, work status, and… religion. Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine takes a comprehensive look at the uninsured population in Tennessee.