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HHS Forging Ahead on Improving Coordinated Care

June 13, 2018

Health and Human Services (HHS) Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan held the first of many listening sessions to gain stakeholder perspectives regarding regulations that are barriers to coordinated care.  As the … Continued


An Expert Look at 2018 Healthcare Trends and Their Potential Impact

February 8, 2018

President and CEO of Premier healthcare alliance, Susan DeVore, discusses her predictions of what 2018 will bring in a Health Affairs article.  Ms. DeVore, a member and former chair of … Continued


Accountability for Value in Healthcare

November 7, 2017

Value-based care has been embraced by the healthcare community as a solution to contain costs while simultaneously elevating quality.  While the idea is easily associated with the point of care, … Continued


Calls to Repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board Persist

October 4, 2017

Amidst the uncertain healthcare environment Americans face, there is a threat that has remained constant: the implementation of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).  IPAB, once triggered, will impose significant … Continued


Ensuring Quality Of Life To The End

May 22, 2017

As the value-based approach to healthcare delivery is gaining momentum, the focus on end-of-life care has moved towards center stage.  The benefits of palliative care and advance directives have proven … Continued


Diving into Genomics at Datapalooza

May 3, 2017

I had the privilege of moderating a panel at Datapalooza – the annual gathering of hundreds of leaders in health data innovation — that focused on innovations in genomic science, … Continued


The Power in Planning Ahead

April 17, 2017

Now that most of us have filed our taxes for 2016, this is an opportune time to review our health planning with the same level of attention.  There is a … Continued


The Mythology of Safe, Cheap Drugs from Canada

February 24, 2017

In January, the U.S. Senate rejected legislation, as it has multiple times in the past, which would have allowed the importation of prescription drugs from Canada.  Apparently believing that a … Continued


Walden Discussed Repeal and Replace Strategies at HLC Meeting

January 26, 2017

On January 24 at a dinner hosted by the Healthcare Leadership Council for its members, U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-OR), the new chairman of the influential House Energy and Commerce … Continued


Expert Perspectives on an Uncertain Health Policy Future

December 5, 2016

As speculation heats up over how the new Trump administration and Congress will address healthcare in 2017, your time would be well spent viewing this Yahoo Finance video interview with … Continued