With the fast moving, ever-changing landscape of healthcare today, the mission of AJMC TV is to inform payers, clinical decision makers, and policy makers through brief video interviews providing the most recent and important information. Interviews with managed care professionals discussing breaking news on healthcare policy, study data, payer/provider relationships, and innovative payment models will be posted regularly. We hope you find these interviews informative, and encourage you to contribute comments to continue the discussion with your colleagues on these important managed care topics.
Farzad Mostashari, MD, visiting fellow, Brookings Institution, former national coordinator for health information technology (HIT), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), discusses a recent conversation he heard at a HIMSS conference in Orlando, Florida.
Toby Cosgrove, MD, president and CEO, The Cleveland Clinic, says their organization has implemented a variety of strategies to bend the cost curve.
Karen Lewis, MS, MM, CGC, says counselors act as the “middle man” in the process of genetic counseling.
Richard Umdenstock, president and chief executive officer, American Hospital Association, says institutions may face a number of challenges as they absorb the newly insured.
Steven D. Shapiro, MD, executive vice president, chief medical and science officer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), says that when improving care, sometimes less is more.
Peter B. Bach, MD, MAPP, director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes, and attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, says accountable care organizations (ACOs) and patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) may have the potential to drive cost savings, especially in clinical areas such as readmissions.
Chris Belmont, vice president and chief information officer, MD Anderson Cancer Center, says the right timing and the right context are essential to effective health data management.