Theory to Action: A Conversation on Health Costs

September 18, 2019 Imagine a world in which journalists are paid by the word. Back when I was reporting, and I’m fairly certain today, stories would get LONGER, not necessarily better. In other words, perverse financial incentives do not result in good outcomes. Yet that is precisely the illogical economic paradigm of today’s health care … Continued

Addressing the Cost Conundrum: A Moral & Business Imperative

July 15, 2019 by Ceci Connolly The following is an excerpt from a talk given at the recent ACHP Boards of Directors Symposium Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issues its jobs report. For nine years, the nation has added jobs, fueled in part by strong growth in the health sector. And every month, … Continued

Transforming Care: Empowering Smarter Choices

July 11, 2019 by Ceci Connolly There’s a long-held belief that if you give individuals accurate and timely information about the cost and quality of medical services, they’ll choose accordingly. That belief is the focus of a piece by LA Times columnist Michael Hiltzik. The column is pegged to a new study that explores whether … Continued

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