The large price increases on brand name drugs and the high prices of new specialty drugs are driven by a desire for greater profits and not by the cost of research.
Hospitals represent one of the heaviest users of energy and a top generator of waste, potentially creating significant concerns around their carbon footprint at the same time they do so much good.
Our nation's behavioral health system faces great challenges—from shortages of mental health professionals and inpatient beds to a lack of early intervention and prevention programs.
Community health centers are piloting promising and innovative solutions in the battle against opioid addiction and are addressing social factors that lie behind substance use.
A key part of advancing health outcomes for women and children is to work with women to plan and space their pregnancies. In the U.S., nearly 50% of all pregnancies are unplanned—6% higher than the global average.
Researchers have found no correlation between the prevalence of population-based value-based payment models and total cost of care. Does that mean we've been on the wrong track? In a word, no. Value, as a principle, remains as solid as ever.
After facing intense pressure to stop separating immigrant children from their parents, President Donald Trump issued an executive order to end the policy. Unfortunately, his vow to maintain the "zero tolerance" policy will put more children in detention facilities.
This month, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities around the nation are holding Pride observances to recognize hard-fought civil rights battles. While LGBTQ freedom, rights and acceptance have come a long way, there is more work to be done.
Over 9 million of our veterans rely on the Veterans Affairs Department for their healthcare. And the quality of VA care is on par with most civilian health systems. Unfortunately, that quality is not distributed evenly.
The time has come for two important, but distinct, healthcare conversations to converge in hospital C-suites across America: combating healthcare-associated infections and promoting antibiotic stewardship.
Since January 2010, 83 rural hospitals have closed and two more are likely soon. Another 673 additional facilities are vulnerable. Now, more than ever, we need new delivery models and new payment methodologies for rural providers.
Combining mental health services with primary care can save lives while decreasing costs and increasing quality of care. The passage of the Affordable Care Act opened the door to new patient-centered models of care.