Fact: The US spends much more on healthcare than other rich countries but has fewer hospital beds and doctors. That’s hurting us now as we battle COVID-19. In this podcast, Carecentrix CEO John Driscoll and I explain what’s going on and what we can do about it.
In this edition of #CareTalk, Carecentrix CEO John Driscoll and I discuss the impact of COVID-19 in the US and around the world. John retracts his earlier claim that the feds are doing a good job, and we go on to discuss the fact that we’re all in this together, universal coverage is a sensible policy, science matters, and government can help.
We agree with Tony Fauci, who said, “If it looks like you’re overreacting, you’re probably doing the right thing,” and we also look for signs of hope on the horizon (or just over it).
Orion Health has been the Health Information Exchange (HIE) business around the world for more than 15 years. In this podcast, Chief Medical Officer Chris Hobson and I discuss the past, present and future of health IT.
- (0:12) There are a lot of buzzwords in health IT: interoperability, population health, precision medicine. What is their relevance?
- (3:07) What new buzzwords will we encounter as we head into the new decade?
- (8:07) Health Information Exchanges have been around for 15 years. Have they succeeded? How will they evolve?
- (12:05) You operate around the world. What are some differences and similarities you see with the US system? What can we learn from abroad?
- (17:00) How do the priorities of payers and providers differ?
- (20:16) What are the implications of new legislation focusing on interoperability? TEFCA? 21st Century Cures?
I guess I spaced out and forgot to post this episode of #CareTalk back in September, when it came out! I thought I could John to partake of the specimen cup but he refused.
In this video we cover Trump’s “phenomenal” health plan, drug testing of students, medical tourism, obesity and back to school resolutions.
When I read ‘Fear of Falling’: How Hospitals Do Even More Harm By Keeping Patients in Bed I was reminded of the old adage, ‘What gets measured gets done.’
In this video I lay out three solutions to the problem of overzealous pursuit of fall reduction:
- Keep the measure but change the target so we’re not aiming for zero falls
- Add a new measure of how much patients are getting up and walking
- Reduce the penalties for excessive falls
What do you think?