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Lessons from covid19 – part 4: The role of health status

Lessons from covid19 – part 4: The role of health status

  The Bridge Across the healthcare delivery chasm, from where we are, to where we want About: Denis A. Cortese, MD, joined Arizona State University (ASU) in 2010 as Foundation Professor, Director of ASU’s Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program, and President of the non-profit Healthcare Transformation Institute based in Phoenix, AZ. He is an Emeritus President and CEO of the Mayo Clinic, and former head of the Mayo Health Policy Center. Robert K. Smoldt, MBA is Chief Administrative Officer Emeritus…

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“How, Not When” by Denis Cortese, MD and Bob Smoldt, MBA

“How, Not When” by Denis Cortese, MD and Bob Smoldt, MBA

The Bridge Across the healthcare delivery chasm, from where we are, to where we want About: Denis A. Cortese, MD, joined Arizona State University (ASU) in 2010 as Foundation Professor, Director of ASU’s Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program, and President of the non-profit Healthcare Transformation Institute based in Phoenix, AZ. He is an Emeritus President and CEO of the Mayo Clinic, and former head of the Mayo Health Policy Center. Robert K. Smoldt, MBA is Chief Administrative Officer Emeritus of…

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Lessons from Covid19 – Part 3: Where are we now? What’s next?

Lessons from Covid19 – Part 3: Where are we now? What’s next?

The Bridge Across the healthcare delivery chasm, from where we are, to where we want to be. Getting US healthcare to higher value Join us in finding solutions for a better healthcare system in the US. by Denis Cortese, MD, Director, Healthcare Delivery & Policy, ASU; CEO Emeritus, Mayo Clinic and Robert Smoldt, MBA, Associate Director, Healthcare Delivery & Policy, ASU; COO Emeritus, Mayo Clinic Lessons from covid19 – Part 3: Where are we now? What’s next? May 26, 2020 hcblog  …

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Lessons from the Covid19 Pandemic – part 2

Lessons from the Covid19 Pandemic – part 2

The Bridge Across the healthcare delivery chasm, from where we are, to where we want to be. Getting US healthcare to higher value Join us in finding solutions for a better healthcare system in the US. by Denis Cortese, MD, Director, Healthcare Delivery & Policy, ASU; CEO Emeritus, Mayo Clinic and Robert Smoldt, MBA, Associate Director, Healthcare Delivery & Policy, ASU; COO Emeritus, Mayo Clinic  Lessons from the covid19 pandemic – part 2 May 5, 2020 hcblog   Now that we have…

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Lessons from the Covid19 Pandemic –Part 1

Lessons from the Covid19 Pandemic –Part 1

The Bridge Across the healthcare delivery chasm, from where we are, to where we want to be. Getting US healthcare to higher value Join us in finding solutions for a better healthcare system in the US. by Denis Cortese, MD, Director, Healthcare Delivery & Policy, ASU; CEO Emeritus, Mayo Clinic and Robert Smoldt, MBA, Associate Director, Healthcare Delivery & Policy, ASU; COO Emeritus, Mayo Clinic Lessons from the Covid19 Pandemic – part 1 April 27, 2020 hcblog   As we continue to…

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Why not Medicare-for-all take 2

Why not Medicare-for-all take 2

March 13, 2019 About a week ago, a group of progressive Democrats unveiled their latest plan for Medicare-for-all. While we wholly support universal coverage, we also have a number of concerns about this, and other Medicare-for-all proposals. We have previously outlined some of these concerns, but the latest developments seem to warrant a follow up discussion. First, it seems like it may be beneficial to go back to some basics, specifically, a) what is the purpose of insurance and b) who/how should we…

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US Healthcare From an International Perspective

US Healthcare From an International Perspective

The Bridge Across the healthcare delivery chasm, from where we are, to where we want to be.   First, spoiler alert – there is no perfect healthcare system. Every system has pros and cons, and if you don’t believe us, maybe you would consider the conclusions reached by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in their report, “Health Care Systems: Getting More Value for Money”: “There is no health care system that performs systematically better in delivering cost-effective healthcare.”…

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US spends too little on social welfare: Fact or fiction?

US spends too little on social welfare: Fact or fiction?

US spends too little on social welfare: Fact or fiction? July 11, 2018 hcblog  Leave a comment As we had alluded to previously (see comments section here), we have been hearing the argument “we don’t spend enough money on social services in the US” for quite some time now. So, let’s dissect this argument one step at a time. First, what exactly do we mean by social spending and how does the US compare with other developed nations? Since good international comparative data…

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“What Maryland’s All Payer Rate Setting Tells Us About Traditional Medicare Payment Rates”

“What Maryland’s All Payer Rate Setting Tells Us About Traditional Medicare Payment Rates”

What Maryland’s All Payer Rate Setting Tells Us About Traditional Medicare Payment Rates June 19, 2018 hcblog  2d Comments With some political leaders calling for the US to move to Medicare-for-all and California weighing a proposal to have all patient care reimbursed at Medicare rates, it is worth taking a step back to examine the level of traditional Medicare’s provider payment rates. Specifically, do the current payment rates ensure high quality and access for Medicare beneficiaries, while keeping high-value providers in business. Our…

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The Bridge Across the healthcare delivery chasm, from where we are, to where we want to be

The Bridge Across the healthcare delivery chasm, from where we are, to where we want to be

The Bridge Across the healthcare delivery chasm, from where we are, to where we want to be. About The Authors Denis A. Cortese, MD, joined Arizona State University (ASU) in 2010 as Foundation Professor, Director of ASU’s Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program, and President of the non-profit Healthcare Transformation Institute based in Phoenix, AZ. He is an Emeritus President and CEO of the Mayo Clinic, and former head of the Mayo Health Policy Center. Professional activities as a staff member…

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