In "The Push for the Summit: Creating Health Care's New Terrain," we now set our sights on frontiers and summits yet to come.
July 14, 2010 | Commentary
In this commentary, Dr. Pronovost calls for greater accountability for patient safety within the U.S. health care system. He emphasizes the role of teamwork in reducing CLABSI and other preventable infections.
March 10, 2010 | Commentary
This commentary examines the history of occupational disease and injury surveillance. The authors discuss the early days of federal surveillance efforts, examine barriers to reporting, and assess the current state of federal and state oversight
February 10, 2010 | Commentary
Restructuring the U.S. health care delivery system to provide the kind of coordinated, patient-centered care that high-quality medical care organizations are now achieving will require new organizational arrangements, strong primary care and effective team performance.
January 19, 2010 | Commentary/Story
This column by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was published January 20, 2010, by Kaiser Health News.
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.
December 23, 2009 | Commentary
Effective ICU care has been shown to reduce hospital stays and mortality rates. Tele-ICU could extend intensivist care to hospitals that do not have it. This editorial describes a study involving six ICUs and proposes a conceptual framework for developing effective tele-ICU.
April 23, 2009 | Commentary
This commentary by James Marks, M.D., M.P.H., originally appeared April 23, 2009, on The Huffington Post.
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.
January 22, 2009 | Commentary
The U.S. already has in place a working system that policy-makers could enlarge to achieve universal health coverage: Medicaid. This perspective analysis proposes using Medicaid to cover the uninsured. The author argues Medicaid is a flexible program with bipartisan appeal.
January 8, 2009 | Commentary/Story
As Washington turn its eye toward health care reform, RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., and Vernice Davis Anthony, president and CEO of the Greater Detroit Area Health Council, urge policy-makers to focus on what it means to "fix" health care and ask the hard questions about how medical care is delivered in this commentary published in the Detroit Free Press.