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Interview by Jon Kingsdale & Thomas H. Lee
The former Executive Director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector — a model for the Affordable Care Act and other state marketplaces — reflects on what worked, what didn’t, and what could be done differently in both Massachusetts and at the federal level.
Case Study by Dawn Wiest & Teagan Kuruna
The Camden Coalition’s jail-based reentry program illuminated the necessity and challenges of engaging people with complex health and social needs and helping to transform the systems that serve them.
Article by Kenneth Sands, Richard Platt & Jonathan Perlin
If envisioned and implemented properly, a partnership between clinical delivery systems and clinical research programs can get us closer to the goal of achieving learning within the care continuum and discovering evidence that is available when it is needed.
Clinician engagement is vital for improving clinical quality and patient satisfaction, as well as the job satisfaction of clinicians themselves. Yet nearly half of health care organizations are not very effective or not at all effective at clinician engagement.
Article by Susannah Rowe, Miriam T. Stewart, Heather Farley & Daniel Marchalik
Health care leaders must take a preemptive approach to clinician well-being that is supported by all stakeholders and prioritized on an equal footing with essential clinical and financial measures.
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.