Sheila Pitt is an Art Professor, and my mother. After a horse accident, she is also a quadriplegic. Many physicians, including me, believe to solve the healthcare crisis patients need to be partners, captains of their own ship. My mother discusses her journey.
All to often a patient's CT or MRI is not available on a follow up appointment. Given imaging has been digital for a 1/4 century, this seems absurd. Dr. Siegel, the first physician to have a fully filmless department in the world, reviews the history of imaging and some of the barriers to imaging access.
Given it's size, Philips Healthcare has the opportunity transform how healthcare (wellness) is provided in America and across the world. Cheryl Iodice, Philips's Chief Marketing Officer, offers some perspectives in this interview.
In part 1 Sr. McBride discussed being ex-communicated for her role in allowing an abortion to save the life of a mother. Part 2 reviews her views of end of life. The Catholic Church holds all life is sacred. However, with all our tools to prolong life, modern medicine can test this tenet. Sr. McBride talks about how she works to bring her core values to the bedside as a Nun and hospital administrator.
Dan Jones is the former CEO of Phoenix Baptist Hospital, part of Tenet Healthcare. Hospitals across the country are struggling with the transition to value. This effort is complicated by evolving regulation. Dan talks about his role leading the hospital and offers advice for innovators hoping to partner
The transition from the current pay as you go, fee for service model to value based care delivery will not be without casualties. Many hospitals may not survive. Dr. Keith Marton, former Chief Medical and Quality Officer for Providence Health offers some thoughts on the coming changes in healthcare.