In "The Push for the Summit: Creating Health Care's New Terrain," we now set our sights on frontiers and summits yet to come.
June 1, 2010 | Commentary
Now that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has become law, the question is whether the country is ready to implement its provisions, especially regarding quality. Commentary from Risa Lavizzo-Mourey.
October 1, 2009 | Commentary
This foreword to a special issue on public health systems research discusses the history and evolution of the field. The author describes the function of the AcademyHealth Interest Group of Public Health Systems Research (PHSR) and provides a definition of public health systems research.
June 27, 2012 | Commentary
Electronic health records have the power to transform health care but they must be more than just electronic versions of current paper records.
December 17, 2009 | Commentary
The major reform proposals' intent to increase coverage may address some of the racial and ethnic disparities that continue to exist in the U.S. health care system. With so much focus on national health reform, this article reminds readers of both the challenges of and opportunities for equity in its implementation.
February 26, 2009 | Commentary
This article by researchers at the Dartmouth Atlas examines the rapid growth in health care costs in the United States, and suggests the use of information from regions with low growth in costs to find solutions to the problem.