In spite of the recent advertising blitz for the online health insurance exchanges, where individuals can purchase insurance, most Americans who are privately insured have acquired coverage through their employer. For most employers in metropolitan areas like DFW, insurance companies simply act as third-party administrators, while the employer bears the actual risk of the cost … Continue reading BSWQA: A tested way to control health care costs, ensure quality
Ongoing work at Baylor Scott & White to stabilize rising health care costs continues to serve as a model “of the kinds of changes to health care that we need to be successful,” The Dallas Morning News writes in an editorial today. The piece specifically highlights the recent announcement that the system’s Accountable Care Organization, the Baylor Scott … Continue reading Dallas Morning News: BSWH slows rise of health care costs
This is one in a series of blog posts marking the one-year anniversary of the merger of Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Health. Population health is the cornerstone of Baylor Scott & White Health’s (BSWH) strategy and its future. The primary goal is to drive down the health care costs by keeping people … Continue reading ‘Population health’ strategy key to future of BSWH
This blog post is the sixth in the Supply, Demand and Medicine series on health care reform. Over the past 75 years, few other industries or fields have advanced further faster than health care. Vaccines have been developed. Cures for diseases have been discovered. Life expectancy has risen by many years. It’s been like going from a covered … Continue reading Health Care Goes Digital (Finally!)
This blog post is the fifth in the Supply, Demand and Medicine series on health care reform. What patients want most out of any health care experience is a good outcome at a reasonable cost. That’s also what your health care provider wants out of each and every patient encounter. But transforming the way health care is delivered in … Continue reading Aiming High: 3 Big Goals for Better Health Care
This blog post is the fourth in the Supply, Demand and Medicine series on health care reform. If you received your childhood education in America, chances are you spent much of your youth under the watchful eye of a homeroom teacher. You may have passed through many other classrooms with many other teachers, but your homeroom teacher was … Continue reading Doesn’t Your Health Deserve a Home?