It's a Great Time to Be A Physician: Building a Healthcare System that Works

It's a Great Time to Be A Physician: Building a Healthcare System that Works

by Jeffrey A. Weisz MD, Susan Albers Mohrman, Arienne McCracken
     
 
It’s a Great Time to Be a Physician: Building a Healthcare System that Works is a call to action for physicians. It is a first-hand account of the changes being demanded of the US healthcare system and their implications for physicians. Eight trends are described that will create a better, more sustainable healthcare system for everyone—including

Overview

It’s a Great Time to Be a Physician: Building a Healthcare System that Works is a call to action for physicians. It is a first-hand account of the changes being demanded of the US healthcare system and their implications for physicians. Eight trends are described that will create a better, more sustainable healthcare system for everyone—including physicians and other providers, patients and payers—and for our economy. The book draws on Dr. Jeffrey Weisz’s experience as the executive medical director of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, and on the experiences of physicians throughout the system who have led the region to national preeminence on many measures of healthcare quality and outcomes, and in fulfilling the mission of prevention and keeping people healthy. The book also highlights other innovative healthcare systems where physicians are leading the way to high-quality, patient-focused care, improved outcomes, and higher value. Weisz argues that the challenges facing healthcare provide a unique opportunity for physicians to shape the healthcare system of the future.

Editorial Reviews

In Book - Donald W. Fisher, PhD
Drawing from the experiences of high-performing health systems around the country,
Dr. Weisz presents a compelling case for reforming health care delivery through shared
leadership, aligned incentives, evidence-based medicine, and coordinated, patient-centered care. As important, he demonstrates why physicians must lead this reform for their patients and the American healthcare system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016368931
Publisher:
Second River Healthcare Press
Publication date:
02/13/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
211
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Jeffrey A. Weisz, MD is the president and executive medical director of the Northwest Permanente PC, a 1,000-member physician group in Portland, Oregon. He is the former chairman of the board and executive medical director of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group.

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