Aug 6, Steve Zecola
The U.S. healthcare system doesn’t function efficiently or even effectively and, as Steve Zecola sees it, the solutions proposed thus far don’t address the problem. Zecola proposes a new standards-based approach for fixing the inefficiencies plaguing the healthcare industry in the United States. Under this proposal, a non-profit standards body would be established by Congress to bring a coordinated approach to healthcare for each of the top ten chronic diseases.
Aug 5, Michael Millenson
Last week’s Democratic Debates were filled with candidates spewing calculated sound bites that were more “sales pitch” than anything. But could they be more substantial? Michael Millenson draws from his experience on the stage during the Obama campaign to clue us into the pressures—and the bottom line—that candidates must face during presidential debates.
Aug 1, Gus Malezis
Isn’t technology supposed to make things easier? Instead of simplifying work for doctors and nurses, technology is having the opposite effect. In fact, these tools that hinder productivity are a leading cause of physician burnout. We need to commit to raising the bar on technology to provide that value and simplify the lives of providers.