Innovation Digest – September 2019 Vol. 2

There are daily opportunities in the news to identify gaps, inequities and dysfunction in our health care. The articles in this edition that address industry consolidation and incentives that are misaligned with a health-first goal are more evidence of trends and actors we need to call out. More hopeful are the thought pieces about the goals of innovation, the role of social justice and the promise of equity and access as the primary drivers of change. Maybe we can’t have everything, but we can certainly establish better expectations for the kind of health care system we want to see in the future.

In this issue:

  • Hospital market concentration on the rise, along with prices
  • Eliminating ‘tensions’ in health care: a litmus test for innovation
  • Social justice is the foundation of healthcare — and medical education
  • Improving Access to and Equity of Care for People with Serious Illness
  • Trump, 2020 Democrats Take Different Tacks on Mental-Health Policy
  • Medicaid Expansion and Health – Assessing the Evidence After 5 Years
  • Private Equity Tries to Protect Another Profit Center
  • Pete Buttigieg: Here’s a better way to do Medicare-for-all
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