By David Harlow – The U.S. healthcare system is on a journey – a journey to the future. When we get there, we need to be sure that environmental conditions are right; if they are not, the system — and possibly all of the system’s patients — will be at grave risk.
New Harlow on Healthcare Episode NOW on Demand with host David Harlow. David talks to David Goldsmith, Chief Strategy Officer at WEGO Health.
By David Harlow – Once the federales blocked the health insurance company mega-mergers, it was only a matter of time before alternative approaches to rearranging the three-dimensional chessboard of the healthcare-industrial complex would emerge.
By David Harlow – It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. We are awash in data. But we can’t access data when and where we need it. We are awash in dollars. But untold billions are lost to waste, fraud and abuse.
By David Harlow – Rasu Shrestha is the CIO of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and also serves as an Executive VP of UPMC Enterprises. We spoke about the meaning of innovation and about some of the innovations — past, present and future — at UPMC.
By David Harlow – I spoke recently with Dr. Rob Lamberts about EHRs and direct primary care. I first met Doc Rob through our involvement in the late lamented Grand Rounds. Listen on demand.
By David Harlow – It is often said that social determinants of health are more important than many of the things we think of as more closely associated with health, such as health care services, health literacy, engagement in one’s own health care, adherence to prescribed health care treatment and medication.
By David Harlow – It may not have the zing of a best-seller’s title, but check out the latest report from the HHS OIG: Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations Have Shown Potential for Reducing Spending and Improving Quality.
By David Harlow – MACRA, the current framework for Medicare physician payments, specifically quality incentive payments, took effect January 1, 2017. The 2015 law replaced the flawed SGR (sustainable growth rate) reimbursement formula in a rare show of congressional bipartisanship,
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