In "The Push for the Summit: Creating Health Care's New Terrain," we now set our sights on frontiers and summits yet to come.
February 4, 2009 | Commentary
This commentary examines economic arguments for disease prevention services. While services that reliably produce net savings are rare in health care, many preventive services improve health at a lower cost than other medical interventions.
February 10, 2010 | Commentary
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) has emerged in the last decades as a transformative research paradigm that bridges the gap between science and practice through community engagement and social action to increase health equity. The authors of this study identify the barriers and challenges within the intervention and implementation of CBPR.
March 1, 2009 | Commentary
The potential of health information technology (IT) to transform health care delivery has spurred health IT adoption and will likely contribute to increased investments in coming years.
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.
January 1, 2010 | Commentary
This commentary examines the role of nursing in shaping health reform. The authors briefly examine the traditional lack of nursing input into health policy and discuss the goals of the newly formed Nursing Alliance for Quality Reform.
November 1, 2009 | Commentary
In this Foreword, president-CEOs of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement review the success of Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) and call on national health care leaders and policy-makers to heed the insights of the insights of TCAB to leverage the skill and energy of nurses to improve patient care.
January 14, 2010 | Commentary
"Play-or-pay" presents employers with a choice: purchase health insurance policies for their workers or pay a penalty, in the form of a payroll tax. This practice perspective argues that "play-or-pay" rules will create an unfair distribution of health insurance subsidies.
January 19, 2011 | Commentary
Short hospital stays, rehospitalizations and transitions among health care settings have become increasingly common. Financial policy changes should be implemented to incentivize longer hospital stays and better-coordinated post-discharge care.
November 16, 2006 | Commentary
This article discusses the new move by Medicare to align its payments to hospitals more with the charges involved for services. The authors reveal the politics surrounding this issue and why implementation of this decision has been slow.