Tag Archives: Care

Perspectives: Key Questions To Ask About Ways To Eliminate Disparity In Health Care; Count The Ways Juul Attracts Teens To Vaping

Opinion writers weigh in on these public health topics and other health issues. Boston Globe: What Level Of Disparity In Health Care Are We Willing To Tolerate? The United States leads the world in health care innovation, but we are tragically dead last as compared with other high-income countries when it comes to keeping our… Read More »

How Virginia Mason Health System’s CIO is using technology to tackle the gaps in care

Ellen Wiegand, vice president, chief information officer at Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle WA, was always interested in healthcare, but it wasn’t until a college career fair that she stumbled upon the health IT industry. She’s been in the field ever since, rising to senior executive roles at large health systems.  She answered questions… Read More »

Why the Health Care System Is Incapable of Reducing Its Own Costs: A Brief Structural System Analysis

By JOE FLOWER Leading lights of the health insurance industry are crying that Medicare For All or any kind of universal health reform would “crash the system” and “destroy healthcare as we know it.” They say that like it’s a bad thing. They say we should trust them and their cost-cutting efforts to bring all… Read More »