Why Does the U.S. Spend More On Healthcare Than Other Countries?

This blog post is the third in the Supply, Demand and Medicine series on health care reform. That question (or some variation of it) is something that my colleagues and I across the healthcare industry are asked all the time. It’s also something that we spend a lot of time studying.   I wish the answer simply was … Continue reading Why Does the U.S. Spend More On Healthcare Than Other Countries?

What’s the Cost of Not Incentivizing Preventative Care?

When 50-year-old Michael Kelly recently ended up in a Dallas emergency room, he was told his diabetes was out of control and was now threatening his life. He already knew he was diabetic—he was actually diagnosed 10 years earlier, but he says he simply wasn’t eating right or taking care of himself and didn’t realize … Continue reading What’s the Cost of Not Incentivizing Preventative Care?

6 Reasons “Green” Facilities are Good for the Environment and Your Health

We know that being environmentally friendly benefits the health of the planet, but what can it do for your health? More than you might think. Pending Gold Certification under the United States Green Building Council LEED Core and Shell 2.0 rating system, the new Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center incorporates a bevy of sustainable or “green” … Continue reading 6 Reasons “Green” Facilities are Good for the Environment and Your Health