The world of healthcare has moved from simple, to complicated, to complex, requiring leaders who work together, collaborate, and compromise to solve problems. For many physicians, the problem is that they’ve never received leadership training. Most of their training is around taking individual tests and written or oral exams. These...

The gold standard of medical research, the randomized controlled trial, has been taking a bit of a beating lately. An entire issue of the journal Social Science and Medicine was recently devoted to it, with many articles pointing to shortcomings. Others have argued that randomized controlled trials often can’t address the questions that patients and...

As millions of consumers and providers add data to patient EHRs, a multitude of data will become available for the greater good. Researchers can anonymize the data and combine it with a large database containing vast amounts of information about the health of the population at a community level, nationally,...