“One of the components that we need to magnify, underline, and bold is the professionalism of our health care provider workforce,” says Sachin Jain, the President and CEO of CareMore Health System, discussing overprovision and underprovision in health care regulation. “Most people who work within American medicine want to do really right by their patients, and we end up legislating on the margins of bad actors.”
We need to focus on reinspiring our health care workforce to provide first-rate care to patients, says Jain, because there is no substitute for professionalism. “You can have the best clinical models in the world, but what really makes Iora work and what really makes CareMore work is the people who work there. It’s not the model. The model enables those people to do really good work, but ultimately, really good work can make up for lots of deficiencies in policy, lots of deficiencies in organizational structure.”
From the NEJM Catalyst event New Risk, New Business Models held in Boston, October 6, 2016.