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Case Study by Paul N. Casale, Jonathan Gordon, Michael G. Stewart, George A. Cioffi, David Alge & Emme Deland
How NewYork Quality Care achieved shared savings — by strengthening collaboration, enhancing care management with telehealth, and transparently sharing performance data.
Article by Teresa Miller
Pennsylvania addresses social determinants of health by bringing together managed care and social services organizations to expand access to vital resources.
Article by Steven J. Scheinman & Jaewon Ryu
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine subsidizes medical students’ education in exchange for their willingness to practice at Geisinger Health System.
Interview by Michael J. Dowling, Charles Kenney & Thomas H. Lee
The U.S. health care system may seem broken, but it’s on its way to greatness, according to the authors of Health Care Reboot. They discuss their optimism for U.S. health care reform, particularly on the social determinants of health, payment, consumerism, and technology.
Challenges and Best Practices for Health Systems to Consider When Implementing Risk-Share Contracts for Medical Devices
Article by Mariam Aslam & Jonathan Gordon
When done right, value-based contracting for medical devices can ameliorate shrinking margins at health systems, leading to a virtuous circle.
Insights Report by Sandra Gittlen
NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members feel that culture change at their organizations is heading in the right direction, but differ on who it should come from, and reveal too much balance between emphasis on bottom line and emphasis on patient care.
Although three-quarters of Insights Council survey respondents say culture change is a high or moderate priority at their organizations, survey results show a lot of work on organizational culture remains to be done.
Article by Elizabeth L. Métraux, Dana Hiniker & Patrick Kinner
Can a simple dinner create community among health care providers?
Article by Kedar S. Mate & Jeff Rakover
Adoption of a clear rhythm-of-performance measurement and communication via huddles and visual management can affect a culture of staff engagement and continuous value improvement.
Article by Susan J. Rehm, Katherine Bulava, Andrea Sikon, J. Harry Isaacson & Sumita B. Khatri
Cleveland Clinic formed the Practice Innovation and Professional Fulfillment Office to create and sustain an environment that allows clinicians and scientists to thrive through barrier removal, culture change, and support for personal well-being.