Words Followed By Actions

July 31, 2012

The International AIDS Conference that took place last week in Washington, D.C. was a significant event in terms of nations and organizations renewing their commitment to combat the spread of … Continued

Perspectives on Optimizing Value-Based Care

July 19, 2012

There is a great deal of promise in the concept of accountable care organizations, patient-centered medical homes and other value-based mechanisms for delivering healthcare.  Ensuring, though, that they can consistently … Continued

Cleveland Clinic CEO Speaking at National Press Club

July 18, 2012

Dr. Delos M. “Toby” Cosgrove, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic and a Healthcare Leadership Council member, will be speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  this Friday, with … Continued

Obesity and National Security

July 11, 2012

There was a very interesting segment this week on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program.  Weight Watchers President and CEO David Kirchhoff (above, at left), a Healthcare Leadership Council member, joined retired … Continued

Move Over, Grey’s Anatomy, For Real Doctors in Prime Time

July 10, 2012

I don’t plan to use this space to either review or promote prime time television programming, but I’ll make an exception today. An eight-week documentary series begins tonight on ABC … Continued

Medicaid Blues in a Red State

July 10, 2012

Governor Rick Perry’s announcement that Texas will not participate in the coming expansion of the Medicaid program – a decision made possible by last month’s Supreme Court decision forbidding the … Continued