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Reinventing American Health Care

Ezekiel Emanuel, a special adviser to the Obama administration in medical reform, discusses how the Affordable Care Act was a significant step in ensuring that all Americans have access to health coverage, though challenges with its implementation remain. He’s just published a new book called Reinventing American Healthcare: How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our […]

Topic: Strategy

Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives: Essential Elements for Successful Healthcare Reform

Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives: Essential Elements for Successful Healthcare Reform describes the key roles that various stakeholders such as non-profits and multi-stakeholder Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives are playing in improving the way Americans experience health and healthcare.   View the guide. NRHI. (2014). Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives: Essential Elements for Successful Healthcare Reform. Web.

Type: Publications

Topic: Stewardship, Strategy

Realizing and Allocating Savings from Improving Health Care Quality and Efficiency

Daniel Fox, the president emeritus of the Milbank Memorial Fund, provides an important commentary on the need for the savings generated by health care improvements to be reallocated to address other determinants of health beyond the quality of health care delivery. View the article. Fox DM. Realizing and allocating savings from improving health care quality […]

Type: Publications

Topic: Financing & Investment, Global, Sticking Points

Paying for Population Health: A View of the Opportunity and Challenges in Health Care Reform

This article highlights how new payment models are being tested at scale by both private and public payers, and payers are learning to align their financial models with each other in order to accelerate the transformation of the volume driven system to one based on value. This creates the possibility of a new funding stream […]

Type: Publications

Topic: Financing & Investment, Strategy

Patients’ Costs Skyrocket; Specialists’ Incomes Soar

Patient costs have risen as doctors have become more entrepreneurial, protecting their turf through lobbying by medical societies and increasing revenues by offering new procedures — or more of lucrative ones. View the Resource Rosenthal, E. (2014). Patients’ Costs Skyrocket; Specialists’ Incomes Soar. NyTimes.com Available from http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/19/health/patients-costs-skyrocket-specialists-incomes-soar.html?_r=1

Type: Media Coverage

Topic: Financing & Investment, Sticking Points

Overcoming the Improvement Paradox

  This resource describes the dynamics and offer some guidance for managers seeking to design sustainable process improvement programs. View the paper. Keating E, Oliva R, Repenning N, Rockart S, Sterman J. Overcoming the Improvement Paradox. European Management Journal. 1999 1999;17(2):15. Available from: http://web.mit.edu/jsterman/www/EMJPaper.html  

Type: Publications

Topic: Non-health Sectors, Sticking Points, Strategy

Optimizing the Public Health System for Population Health Improvement: Structures, Economics, and Metrics. Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health

  Optimizing the Public Health System for Population Health Improvement: Structures, Economics, and Metrics. Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health. Watch the video.  Mays G. Optimizing the Public Health System for Population Health Improvement: Structures, Economics, and Metrics. Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health; 2014 November […]

Type: Videos

Topic: Financing & Investment

Obamacare pilot project lowers Medicare costs

This article reports the success of the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Program and its promise in reducing Medicare costs.   Read the article. Norman B. Obamacare pilot project lowers Medicare costs.  Politico.  July 17, 2013.  Available from: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/obamacare-pilot-project-medicare-costs-pioneer-aco-94303.html

Type: Media Coverage

Topic: Sticking Points, Strategy

Obama to Propose Shift in Wildfire Funding

This article discusses the implications of President Obama’s budget proposal to Congress to change how the government pays to fight wildfires. View the Resource Davenport C. Obama to Propose Shift in Wildfire Funding.  New York Times.  February 22, 2014.  Available from: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/23/us/obama-to-propose-shift-in-wildfire-funding.html?_r=0

Topic: Financing & Investment, Non-health Sectors

New Directory Maps Community Wealth Building Initiatives across the Country

An interactive map highlights the breadth and diversity of wealth building activities giving a promising sign of the growing traction of innovative solutions to solve economic challenges in our communities. View the Resource Freeman, M. (2013). New Directory Maps Community Wealth Building Initiatives across the Country. Democracy Collaborative. Available from http://community-wealth.org/content/new-directory-maps-community-wealth-building-initiatives-across-country

Type: Publications, Tools

Topic: Financing & Investment, Non-health Sectors, Strategy