They’re primed to work in teams, not fazed by large organizations, open to all kinds of measurement—and, of course, are tech savvy. But how well will this new generation of data-driven MDs deal with patients?
Their care of loved ones defrays costs that would otherwise have to be borne by the health care system, but they too often go it alone.
Suffering, empathy, competition, the patient experience. Thomas H. Lee, MD, Press Ganey’s chief medical officer and a member of our editorial board, connects some big ideas in his new book, An Epidemic of Empathy in Healthcare.
What regulators will be focusing on as they scrutinize the Anthem–Cigna and Aetna–Humana deals.
A company outside Boston creates a device that would let quadriplegics get out of their wheelchairs and start new lives. Will health plans cover this?
MD Anderson has some experience with this sort of ambitious effort, and its president has some can-do suggestions to make it work.