Beyond Silver Bullets: Embracing Era 3 of Healthcare

Zeev Neuwirth, Senior Medical Director of Population Health at Carolinas Healthcare System Medical Group, and an old friend and former colleague, launched a weekly podcast last August entitled, Creating a New Healthcare. I love the recurrent introduction that  Zeev...
It’s Getting Harder Faster Than You Realize

It’s Getting Harder Faster Than You Realize

In last week’s post, I tried to reconstruct the thinking of the Atrius Health management team in early 2008.  At that time we were writing a new strategic plan to respond to the uncertain future of healthcare. Over the previous decade publications like To Err is Human...
Racism, Poverty, Injustice, Inequality, and Healthcare Disparities: Different Sides of the Same Problem

Racism, Poverty, Injustice, Inequality, and Healthcare Disparities: Different Sides of the Same Problem

A small group of people in my community has been meeting recently to examine how we may be more effective in our charitable activities for our community. Our definition of community is not confined to the limits of New London, but is defined more as a region that...
The Tax Reform Bill  Is Like Coal In the Stocking of the Poor

The Tax Reform Bill Is Like Coal In the Stocking of the Poor

On Christmas morning as I was enjoying opening presents with my family, it occurred to me that President Trump’s suggestion that the tax bill was a big Christmas present for Americans must be very painful for the poor to hear. This bill puts much of their “safety net”...