Innovation Digest – December 2019 Vol. 2

Reframing our priorities in healthcare is critical to curtailing waste and creating and delivering truly patient-focused care. We won’t spend our time building what matters to, and is most effective for, actual patients until we see unified leadership for key principles. Define outcomes and access that matters to patients WITH patients. Design care and services for the whole person. Be transparent (applies to everyone). Expand our view and usage of relevant evidence. Measure the effect on health. There are so many incentives and distractions that draw us away from these fundamental commitments. I look forward in 2020 to seeing (and leading) change in these areas. Happy Holidays!

In this issue:

  • There’s Nothing Wrong With US Health Care That Less Money Couldn’t Fix
  • Uncompensated care up significantly at US hospitals, led by Southeast
  • The $11 Million Dollar Medicare Tool That Gives Seniors the Wrong Insurance Information
  • Unpacking the Black Box in Artificial Intelligence for Medicine
  • Hospital Groups Sue to Block Price-Transparency Rule
  • Effect on Treatment Adherence of Distributing Essential Medicines at No Charge: The CLEAN Meds Randomized Clinical Trial
  • Considering the Needs of Older Patients in Value Assessments
  • How Patient-Centeredness Dramatically Benefits Research
  • Are We Really Measuring Quality?
  • Michael Dowling: When it comes to health disparities, gaps in mental health treatment are the worst
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