How other sectors are learning that the key to responding to social circumstances is deeper relationships with the citizens they serve In health care we’re obsessed with health. But what if we changed our focus? What if we looked at other sectors trying to respond to the social circumstances that impact their outcomes. What might we learn? Last week I published an...

I was asked to speaker at a recent AIMed conference, which as the name implies focuses on AI in medicine, and I was struck by one of the doctors talking about an $80M EMR application implementation. Having experience implementing enterprise ERP applications I was amazed at the number. It turns out this is not the high water mark with examples extending to...

When the Houston Astros famously became World Series Champions only a few years after being ranked one of the worst teams in baseball, they did so in part by embracing the latest science in predictive analytics. The lesson can be applied to healthcare. Baseball season has officially started and many of us are checking players’ projections and hoping for a great...

"Americans argue over insurance while Singaporeans keep perfecting the delivery of care." says Dr. Aaron Carroll. The following originally appeared on TheUpshot (copyright 2019, The New York Times Company). Singapore’s health care system is sometimes held up as an example of excellence, and as a possible model for what could come next in the United States. When we published the results of an Upshot tournament on which...

The following originally appeared on The Upshot (copyright 2019, The New York Times Company). A panel of health policy experts helps you make decisions along five key dimensions. “Medicare for all” is popular, and not just among Democrats. Most Republicans favor giving people under 65 at least the choice to buy into Medicare. But when people hear arguments against it, their support plummets. It turns out that most...