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Overview

Health Care in the New Millennium is written by futurist Ian Morrison-author of The Second Curve and Future Tense and one of our nation's foremost health care analysts.In this provocative book, Morrison gives health care executives, doctors, and nurses a guided tour of what's in store for health care in the coming years and explains . . .

  • Why our one-trillion dollar health care industry has so many unhappy stakeholders
  • Why investor-owned health systems are failing
  • Why so few market-based reforms work
  • Why health care leaders need new visions of what is possible for the future

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Mary Pittman
Morrison's newage system thinking and irreverence for sacred cows allows us to examine the critical issues in health care. A must read for anyone involved in health care and community health improvement.
Humphrey Taylor
Everyone who wants to understand the American health care system, or wants to improve it, should read this book. It is packed with original insights, provocative analysis, and a wealth of new ideas.
Gail L. Warden
I recommend this book to anyone searching for answers in the confusion of today's health care world.
Drew E. Altman
Ian Morrison is the de Tocqueville of American health care. He has a grasp of what's important, a fix on the future, and a way with words unlike anybody else on the health care scene.
Kathryn E Johnson
Ian Morrison has done it again, captured the complex forces that are driving change in health care and proposed leadership solutions for the 360 degrees of health care. This book lays out with great craft where we've been and-more importantly-what leadership will need to resolve and demonstrate to move us into the new millennium.
The American Journal of Nursing
Explores the challenges facing the U.S. health care system with wit, scholarly writing, and a broad perspective.
Mary Pittman
Morrison's newage system thinking and irreverence for sacred cows allows us to examine the critical issues in health care. A must read for anyone involved in health care and community health improvement.
Humphrey Taylor
Everyone who wants to understand the American health care system, or wants to improve it, should read this book. It is packed with original insights, provocative analysis, and a wealth of new ideas.
American Journal of Nursing
Explores the challenges facing the U.S. health care system with wit, scholarly writing, and a broad perspective.
Doody Publishing
The author succeeds in being simultaneously thoughtful, provocative, and entertaining while addressing the complex issues of the U.S. healthcare system.... An enjoyable and worthwhile addition to the library of healthcare leaders and serious students of U.S. health policy.
Gail L. Warden
I recommend this book to anyone searching for answers in the confusion of today's health care world.
Drew E. Altman
Ian Morrison is the de Tocqueville of American health care. He has a grasp of what's important, a fix on the future, and a way with words unlike anybody else on the health care scene.
Kathryn E Johnson
Ian Morrison has done it again, captured the complex forces that are driving change in health care and proposed leadership solutions for the 360 degrees of health care. This book lays out with great craft where we've been and-more importantly-what leadership will need to resolve and demonstrate to move us into the new millennium.
Eugene C. Rich
This work is a description of the defining forces and state of the U.S. healthcare system today and alternative directions for the coming decades. The author draws upon working with leaders in healthcare for twenty years as a futurist, strategist, and consultant. The author's stated purpose is to ""provoke, enflame, excite, and insult the leaders in healthcare to stimulate them to try harder and build a better future."" The intended readers include health policy experts as well as administrators of hospitals, health plans, and group practices. The author first addresses the current values and the environmental factors that enhance the U.S. healthcare system. He then discusses the role of purchasers, the emerging importance of consumerism, the evolving role of health plans, and the special challenges facing providers. He concludes by reviewing four alternate futures for the U.S. healthcare system and offering a challenge to current healthcare leaders. Among the many positive features of the book are the author's cleverness and the readability. Many sprightly and incisive ""sound bites"" on U.S. healthcare are provided. Illustrative quotes and tables are scattered throughout the book. Despite the 2000 copyright date, a few facts are offered that are already outdated (e.g., discussion of the now defunct merger of UCSF and Stanford). These inaccuracies are minor and understandable, however, given the chaotic environment of the U.S. healthcare system at the close of the 20th century. Given the conversational and subtly anti-academic tone, it is not surprising that the work suffers somewhat from an absence of references and a limited index. The author succeeds in being simultaneouslythoughtful, provocative, and entertaining while addressing the complex issues of the U.S. healthcare system. Although there are more authoritative and scholarly books on this topic, this one will be an enjoyable and worthwhile addition to the library of healthcare leaders and serious students of U.S. health policy.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Eugene C. Rich, MD (Creighton University Medical Center)
Description: This work is a description of the defining forces and state of the U.S. healthcare system today and alternative directions for the coming decades. The author draws upon working with leaders in healthcare for twenty years as a futurist, strategist, and consultant.
Purpose: The author's stated purpose is to "provoke, enflame, excite, and insult the leaders in healthcare to stimulate them to try harder and build a better future."
Audience: The intended readers include health policy experts as well as administrators of hospitals, health plans, and group practices.
Features: The author first addresses the current values and the environmental factors that enhance the U.S. healthcare system. He then discusses the role of purchasers, the emerging importance of consumerism, the evolving role of health plans, and the special challenges facing providers. He concludes by reviewing four alternate futures for the U.S. healthcare system and offering a challenge to current healthcare leaders. Among the many positive features of the book are the author's cleverness and the readability. Many sprightly and incisive "sound bites" on U.S. healthcare are provided. Illustrative quotes and tables are scattered throughout the book. Despite the 2000 copyright date, a few facts are offered that are already outdated (e.g., discussion of the now defunct merger of UCSF and Stanford). These inaccuracies are minor and understandable, however, given the chaotic environment of the U.S. healthcare system at the close of the 20th century. Given the conversational and subtly anti-academic tone, it is not surprising that the work suffers somewhat from an absence of references and a limited index.
Assessment: The author succeeds in being simultaneously thoughtful, provocative, and entertaining while addressing the complex issues of the U.S. healthcare system. Although there are more authoritative and scholarly books on this topic, this one will be an enjoyable and worthwhile addition to the library of healthcare leaders and serious students of U.S. health policy.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787962227
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

IAN MORRISON is a senior fellow and past president of the Institute for the Future and chairman, Andersen Consulting Health Futures Forum. He is the author of numerous books and articles including Future Tense and the Business Week best-seller The Second Curve.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1 Health Care Vision and Values 1

2 Health Care Leadership Challenges 15

3 New Millennium Drivers of Change 39

4 The Challenges of Change 53

5 The Road to Managed Care 71

6 The Global Context 89

7 Big Ugly Buyers 105

8 Consumers: We've Seen the Enemy and It's Helen Hunt 125

9 After the Backlash: Strategies for Survival of Managed Care 135

10 Health Care Providers: The Empire Strikes Back or Strikes Out? 163

11 Leadership and White Space: The Struggle for Strategy Innovation in Health Care 199

12 Health Care in the New Millennium: The Long Boom Meets the Civil Society 213

13 Five Key Leadership Steps 231

About the Author 245

Index 247

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