NEJM Catalyst Thought Leader Rushika Fernandopulle weighs in on the most influential and inspiring texts of his career.
Accountable Care Organizations (ACO)
When doctors, hospitals, and other providers come together to form an Accountable Care Organization, high quality, affordably managed care for Medicare patients is the intended outcome. Can the best intentions yield the best outcomes?
NEJM Catalyst Care Redesign Theme Leader Amy Compton-Phillips weighs in on the most influential and inspiring texts of her career.
Article by Sonia Sarkar, Dawn O’Neill & Leana S. Wen
The Baltimore City Health Department is tackling health disparities by taking a city-wide approach to addressing patients’ social needs.
Article by Ron Shinkman
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lahey Health, and New England Baptist Hospital propose to merge to gain market heft. What will be the impact on costs in one of the nation’s most expensive health care markets?
Article by J. Michael McWilliams & Aaron L. Schwartz
A focus on high-cost patients may not only fail to contain health care spending, but it may also help to entrench the status quo.
Article by Robert M. Pearl & Bernadette Loftus
Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic States identified a niche for patients seeking immediate care and found a way to reduce emergency department visits while improving patient satisfaction and quality.
Case Study by Caroline Sayer, Dorothy Blundell & Charlotte Mullins
Camden Clinical Commissioning Group, a local health planning organization in London, developed a Population Health Management Tool to provide them with a greater understanding of the needs of different segments of the population, resulting in improved outcomes and reduced costs through the delivery of appropriate care.
Article by Sandra L. Fryhofer, Meena Seshamani, Karen B. DeSalvo & Patrick H. Conway
The basic goals of delivery system reform — to promote quality and value in our health care system — remain at the core of bipartisan efforts in health care, and it is therefore essential that such efforts continue.
Are new care and payment models leaving medical students in the dust?