Family Matters: Improving the Care of the Aged through Focus on Caregiver Health
Patient Centered Care

Family Matters: Improving the Care of the Aged through Focus on Caregiver Health

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. Continue reading

When Mentoring is the Key to Inpatient Diabetes Management
Journal Previews

When Mentoring is the Key to Inpatient Diabetes Management

By Robert Rushakoff, M.D. Improving inpatient diabetes management remains a daunting task. If you ask health care providers what “inpatient diabetes management” means to them, the response would be somewhat like that of the blind man and the elephant—each person has a different view, skewed by their unique perspective. Physicians may be concerned about glucose, with … Continue reading

Congestive Heart Failure: A Case Study for Alternative Payment Models
Payment Innovation

Congestive Heart Failure: A Case Study for Alternative Payment Models

By Meaghan George and Darshak Sanghavi   As frontline decision-makers, clinicians can drive reforms to move the U.S. toward a higher value. As those who directly influence the delivery and quality of care, clinicians often have terrific ideas but may not know how to navigate the baffling landscape of health care payment reform—which is critical … Continue reading