Africa: House Calls and Health Care

10/9/2015 12:00 AM

NOW travels to the village of Rwinkwavu to meet the Rwandan doctors, nurses and villagers who are teaming up with Boston-based Partners in Health and the Rwandan government to deliver medicine and medical counseling door-to-door. Would such an innovation work in America? More

France: 'Best' Health Care?

5/29/2015 12:00 AM

The French health care system has been dubbed "the best in the world." David Turecamo finds out why the French can afford to get sick. More

Accountable Care: It's All About the Relationships

1/23/2015 12:00 AM

A keynote address by Dr. Elliot Fisher at the second annual RCRC Roundtable hosted by the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice on behalf of the Relational Coordination Research Collaborative at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management. More

Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life

1/1/2015 12:00 AM

For patients and their loved ones, no care decisions are more profound than those made near the end of life. For the millions of Americans who work in or with the health care sector—including clinicians, clergy, caregivers, and support staff—providing high-quality care for people who are nearing the end of life is a matter of professional commitment and responsibility. Health sys­tem managers, payers, and policy makers, likewise, have a responsibility to ensure that end-of-life care is compassionate, affordable, sustainable, and of the best quality possible.

A substantial body of evidence shows that broad improvements to end-of-life care are within reach. In Dying in America, a consensus report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a committee of experts finds that improving the quality and availability of medical and social services for patients and their families could not only enhance quality of life through the end of life, but may also contribute to a more sustainable care system.

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Vietnam Health Clinic Promo Video

12/12/2014 12:00 AM

Vietnam Health Clinic (VHC) is a non-profit, student-led organization dedicated to improving healthcare access and services to the underprivileged population of Vietnam. Our mission is based upon the belief of equal opportunity healthcare for all. In addition to providing high-quality health care to the impoverished, we aim to deliver a proactive experience for our student volunteers who are interested in various social work and healthcare professions, providing shadowing opportunities for our student volunteers from local, licensed health professionals. More

Payment Reform to Improve Patient Care

11/13/2014 12:00 AM

James Robinson, Director of the Berkeley Center for Health Technology, uses US examples to discuss how payment reform can be used to promote integration and raise the quality of patient care.

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60 Years to Obama's Health Reform

10/27/2014 12:00 AM

Sanjay Gupta looks at previous attempts to overhaul health care leading to the Affordable Care Act. More

What if Your Hotel Bill Was Like a Hospital Bill?

8/29/2014 12:00 AM

Health care costs are notoriously opaque, often leaving patients saddled with unexpectedly high bills and making it challenging for them to understand their expenses. To make matters more complicated, doctors, nurses and other caregivers are seldom in a position to understand how their decisions impact what patients pay for care.
 
The Costs of Care Teaching Value Project aims to change this by empowering caregivers with the information they need to deflate medical bills. Learn more at www.CostsOfCare.org
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If Air Travel Worked like Health Care

8/8/2014 12:00 AM

Join us in this exploration of what would happen if air travel functioned like health care. The video exposes several key issues within modern day health care, such as non-centralized patient information and outdated technologies. More

NY Times Covers Health Care Reform: Then and Now

7/18/2014 12:00 AM

Though its approach to overhauling health care is different than that of its predecessors, the Obama administration hasn't been able to avoid all of the political and public relations problems that earlier health care efforts confronted. More