NPR Looks At the Nation’s Primary Care Challenge

August 27, 2010

Our country’s shortage of primary care physicians is going to be felt more acutely in the years to come, as a result of both health reform – which will bring … Continued

Cleveland Clinic CEO on Healthcare Innovation

August 26, 2010

Earlier this month, we posted an item about the new Healthcare Leadership Council initiative, the National Dialogue for Healthcare Innovation (NDHI).  We’re going to be bringing together leaders from healthcare, … Continued

The Validity of Polls

August 24, 2010

Consumer Reports made some small waves today by releasing its own survey concerning prescription medications and the influence the pharmaceutical industry has over physicians.  According to Consumer Reports, a whopping … Continued

Medical Lawsuits By the Numbers

August 17, 2010

In defending the medical liability status quo, trial attorneys’ associations frequently argue that, instead of tort reform, the medical professions need to do a better job of policing their comparably … Continued

Medicaid and ER Overcrowding

August 13, 2010

We should be concerned about a report this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which presents a picture of increased crowding in the nation’s hospital emergency … Continued

The Unnoticed Success Story in the Medicare Trustees Report

August 10, 2010

The predominant headlines emerging from the release last week of the Medicare trustees report was that the longevity of the Medicare program has been ostensibly increased as a result of … Continued

The National Dialogue for Healthcare Innovation

August 5, 2010

This summer, the Council for American Medical Innovation, a group headed by former Democratic Congressman Dick Gephardt, issued a report that raised concerns.  The report said that, while the United … Continued

Health Reform Battlegrounds: Virginia, Missouri and….Mayberry?

August 3, 2010

Over the last 48 hours, there have been some interesting developments in the ongoing struggle to affect the implementation of the new health reform law. •      In Virginia, a federal … Continued