The Long Fix Solving America S Health Care Crisis With Strategies That Work For Everyone
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✏The Long Fix Solving America s Health Care Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone Book Summary : Health care is killing our economy and, in many cases, killing us. Beyond the outrageous expense, the quality of care varies wildly, and millions of Americans can’t get care when they need it. This is bad for patients, bad for doctors, and bad for business. In The Long Fix, physician and health care CEO Vivian S. Lee, MD, cuts to the heart of the health care crisis. The problem with the way medicine is practiced, she explains, is not so much who’s paying, it’s what we are paying for. Insurers, employers, the government, and individuals pay for every procedure, prescription, and lab test, whether or not it makes us better—and that is both backward and dangerous. Dr. Lee proposes turning the way we receive care completely inside out. When doctors, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies are paid to keep people healthy, care improves and costs decrease. Lee shares inspiring examples of how this has been done, from physicians’ practices that prioritize preventative care, to hospitals that adapt lessons from manufacturing plants to make them safer, to health care organizations that share online how much care costs and how well each physician is caring for patients. Using clear and compelling language, Dr. Lee paints a picture that is both realistic and optimistic. It may not be a quick fix, but her concrete action plan for reform—for employers and other payers, patients, clinicians, and policy makers—can reinvent health care, and create a less costly, more efficient, and healthier system for all.
📒The Long Fix ✍ Vivian Lee
✏The Long Fix Book Summary : A compelling and convincing blueprint for radically transforming America's health care system into one that keeps people healthy--and keeps costs down.
📒Comprehensive Health Care Reform And Cost Containment ✍ United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance
✏Comprehensive Health Care Reform and Cost Containment Book Summary :
📒Health Care Reform ✍ United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Health and the Environment
✏Health Care Reform Book Summary :
📒Hearing On Minnesota Small Business And Federal Health Care Reform ✍ United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Small Business
✏Hearing on Minnesota Small Business and Federal Health Care Reform Book Summary :
📒Insourced ✍ Kate Tulenko
✏Insourced Book Summary : Dramatically recounts the causes and cascading effects of American insourcing of foreign healthcare workers
📒Strategic Health Planning ✍ Allen D. Spiegel
✏Strategic Health Planning Book Summary : This book is developed around a rational planning process of six steps required to develop a strategic plan for health services. Following an overview chapter that identifies the need for this text and how it differs from previous health planning texts, each succeeding chapter is devoted to one step in the process. Methods and techniques are provided that can help practitioners carry out the steps. Where feasible, the reader learns how to use these methods and how to identify their strengths and weaknesses. In an era of stiff competition among health service agencies and hospitals, practitioners who use the methods described will have a distinct advantage over those administrators who do not. In the fast developing and dynamic field of health care, past experiences are no longer the best barometer of what a health agency ought to do in the future. There is no longer any stability in the health service field. Consequently, program administrators and/or their planning/marketing directors do need a guide to insure they obtain better results from their efforts.
📒Forces Of Change ✍ David A. Shore
✏Forces of Change Book Summary : American health care has made great strides in the pasthundred years. Life expectancy has increased dramatically andadvances in medicine and treatments have eradicated manylife-threatening diseases. However, in today's health care arenathere is divergence between our health needs, the structure of ourhealth care system, and how health care is delivered andfunded. In Forces of Change, David A. Shore has collected theleading thinking from experts in the field on how our health caresystem can benefit from important lessons from other industries andeffect transformational change that truly serves all stakeholderswell. Contributors include Max Caldwell of Towers Watson; Michael J.Dowling of North Shore–Long Island Jewish Medical HealthSystem; John P. Glaser of Siemens Healthcare; Ashish K. Jha of theHarvard School of Public Health; Eric D. Kupferberg of NortheasternUniversity; Lucian Leape of the Harvard School of Public Health;Jeff Margolis of the TriZetto Group, Inc.; and David Shoultz ofPhilips Electronics.
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📒Best Care At Lower Cost ✍ Institute of Medicine
✏Best Care at Lower Cost Book Summary : America's health care system has become too complex and costly to continue business as usual. Best Care at Lower Cost explains that inefficiencies, an overwhelming amount of data, and other economic and quality barriers hinder progress in improving health and threaten the nation's economic stability and global competitiveness. According to this report, the knowledge and tools exist to put the health system on the right course to achieve continuous improvement and better quality care at a lower cost. The costs of the system's current inefficiency underscore the urgent need for a systemwide transformation. About 30 percent of health spending in 2009--roughly $750 billion--was wasted on unnecessary services, excessive administrative costs, fraud, and other problems. Moreover, inefficiencies cause needless suffering. By one estimate, roughly 75,000 deaths might have been averted in 2005 if every state had delivered care at the quality level of the best performing state. This report states that the way health care providers currently train, practice, and learn new information cannot keep pace with the flood of research discoveries and technological advances. About 75 million Americans have more than one chronic condition, requiring coordination among multiple specialists and therapies, which can increase the potential for miscommunication, misdiagnosis, potentially conflicting interventions, and dangerous drug interactions. Best Care at Lower Cost emphasizes that a better use of data is a critical element of a continuously improving health system, such as mobile technologies and electronic health records that offer significant potential to capture and share health data better. In order for this to occur, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, IT developers, and standard-setting organizations should ensure that these systems are robust and interoperable. Clinicians and care organizations should fully adopt these technologies, and patients should be encouraged to use tools, such as personal health information portals, to actively engage in their care. This book is a call to action that will guide health care providers; administrators; caregivers; policy makers; health professionals; federal, state, and local government agencies; private and public health organizations; and educational institutions.