Health Care Reboot: Megatrends Energizing American Medicine

Health Care Reboot: Megatrends Energizing American Medicine

by Michael J. Dowling, Charles Kenney

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Overview

Health Care Reboot - Megatrends Energizing American Medicine - injects

a much-needed dose of optimism into the national health care debate. The

book makes a compelling case that a series of powerful trends are leading

the nation’s health care system toward greater quality, safety, access, and

affordability. The trends include historic breakthroughs in treatments for heart

disease and cancer; integration of behavioral health services into primary

care; recognizing and acting upon the broad effect of social determinants

of health; consumer empowerment focused on measures and outcomes that

matter most to patients; paying for value rather than volume causing doctors and

hospitals to shift to a newly aggressive proactive approach to caring for patients.

Collectively, these trends are rebooting our health care system to better serve

the needs of providers, payers, and, most importantly, patients.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946633491
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
Publication date: 11/23/2018
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 538,070
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Michael J. Dowling is president and chief executive officer of

Northwell Health, New York’s largest health care provider

and private employer, with 23 hospitals, more than 665 outpatient

locations, $11 billion in annual revenue and 66,000+ employees.

One of health care’s most-influential executives, Mr. Dowling has received

numerous awards and recognitions, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor,

and his selection as the Grand Marshall of the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC.

He also holds degrees from the Queen’s University Belfast, University College

Dublin, and Fordham University. Mr. Dowling currently serves as chair of the

Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Prior to joining Northwell in 1995, he served in New York State government for 12 years

as Deputy Secretary for Governor Mario Cuomo, and also served as Director

of Health and Human Services. Earlier, he was a professor of social policy and an

assistant dean of the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services. He

started his career as a caseworker in the New York City schools.

Charles Kenney is executive editor of the Northwell Series

on Health Care Innovation. He is the author of many books

including The Best Practice: How the New Quality Movement Is

Transforming Medicine (PublicAffairs 2008), which the New York

Times described as “the first large-scale history of the quality movement.’’ He is the

author of Transforming Health Care: Virginia Mason Medical Center’s Pursuit of the

Perfect Patient Experience (CRC Press 2010), for which he was awarded the 2012 Shingo

Research and Professional Publication Award. He serves on the faculty of the

Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Reboot: American Health Care Ascendant 1

Chapter 2 Payment Reform: Bringing Sanity to a Wild-West Marketplace 21

Chapter 3 Medical Advances: Miracles of Science 47

Chapter 4 Social Determinants: The Power of Zip Code as Well as Genetic Code 77

Chapter 5 Technology: The Age of Smart Medicine 95

Chapter 6 Behavioral Health: Caring for Mind and Body 111

Chapter 7 Consumerism: Measures that Actually Matter to Patients! 131

Chapter 8 Consolidation: Merger Mania 153

Chapter 9 Lifelong Learning: New Ways to Educate the Workforce 169

Chapter 10 Unmistakable Progress: The Power of the Health Care Quality Movement 183

Acknowledgments 193

Bibliography 201

Index 215

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