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.
Health care leaders need to focus less on ownership and control of the delivery process, and more on outcomes, cost efficiency, and customer experience.
The consolidation craze continues, but vertical integration has yet to demonstrate real progress toward the Triple Aim. Health care leaders would do well to consider innovative approaches that are working in other industries, including the tech-enabled full stack model.
For big tech companies like Amazon, Apple, and Google, the health care sector looks ripe for disruption. Two executives working in different parts of the health care ecosystem discuss what this means for patients and doctors, including the positives and unintended consequences.
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.
Physicians must hone the “four Cs” — critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity — when leveraging AI as a new partner in their care teams.
Case Study by
Carmen Gonzalez & Ahmed Elsayem
How MD Anderson Cancer Center is improving end-of-life care in an unlikely place: the emergency department.
Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin
Karl Y. Bilimoria, John D. Birkmeyer, Helen Burstin, Justin B. Dimick, Karen E. Joynt Maddox, Allison R. Dahlke, John Oliver DeLancey & Peter J. Pronovost
Some promising innovation is taking place among organizations that rate hospital performance, but major systemic change is needed in the field to ensure access to meaningful comparisons through better data and relevant metrics, and to establish integrated oversight through robust audits and peer review.