Americans talk about our healthcare “system.” But it’s not really a system at all. It’s a hodgepodge. Here’s how we, in healthcare, can find efficiencies that have worked in other industries.
It has been more than three years since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. Find out a few ways patient care has changed so far.
You’re sitting in a room with other patients as your doctor and other medical staff address the group. It's still a doctor's visit -- your vitals are taken and your medications discussed -- but it's done in a group setting.
A working group from the National Cancer Institute recommends changing the definition of cancer to help improve approaches to the disease. Oncologist Mikkael Sekeres, MD, talks about this welcome shift.
America, get ready. You’re about to wake up to a whole new world of healthcare. We are moving from a healthcare system of the 1950’s into a model better suited for a population of the 21st century.
Technology has touched every facet of medicine. It’s helped us diagnose, prevent, monitor and treat patients. And we’re only becoming more technologically dependent.
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) offer a new model to keep costs low and improve the quality of care for patients.
Think of a Patient-Centered Medical Home like a football team, where every member has a position to play. They win by working to keep you healthy.
Our nation faces two grave challenges: the federal deficit and the rising cost of healthcare. Cleveland Clinic President and CEO, Delos M. Cosgrove, MD, says both can be addressed by improving our collective health.
You have probably heard a lot of heated debate about the future of healthcare. But what do coming changes really mean for you, the patient?