How Baylor Scott & White is driving digital innovation from the inside out

In A Leadership Perspective, Baylor Scott & White Health leaders share insights on healthcare industry trends, current issues and best practices. Consumer-driven industries — from hotels and airlines, to food services and entertainment — have experienced incredible growth in recent years thanks to digital advancements that have improved the customer experience. But what about healthcare? Thanks … Continue reading How Baylor Scott & White is driving digital innovation from the inside out

National Women Physician Day: Celebrating today, paving the way for tomorrow

In Women in Medicine, read stories of Baylor Scott & White physicians, leaders and employees who are paving the way for women in the field of medicine. Today, on National Women Physician Day, we pause to reflect on the past, celebrate the present and look toward the future of women in medicine. The reason we’re celebrating … Continue reading National Women Physician Day: Celebrating today, paving the way for tomorrow

For chronic pain, opioids are not a good long-term solution

More than one in 10 American adults experienced pain every day for the past three months, according to data from the National Institutes of Health. When pain lasts three months or longer, it is considered chronic pain. The prevalence of chronic pain in the U.S. lies at the root of an ongoing epidemic of prescription … Continue reading For chronic pain, opioids are not a good long-term solution

What the DART collaboration means for healthcare in Texas

The road to solving our healthcare challenges may seem long and bumpy at times, but an industry-defining collaboration benefiting the employees of Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) could be the start of a more common practice for employer healthcare options in Texas. Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance (BSWQA) is joining … Continue reading What the DART collaboration means for healthcare in Texas

Business of Health Care: Addressing national shortage of physicians

This is one of six articles in the Business of Health Care series.  Amongst all the debate about how the health care system could be changed to be better, more affordable and more accessible, what’s often lost is that being able to provide health care services at all begins with having enough doctors and other … Continue reading Business of Health Care: Addressing national shortage of physicians

Business of Health Care: Lowering health care costs

This is one of six articles in the Business of Health Care series.  For most people in the developed world, their long-term health outcome is not dependent on the amount of medical care readily available to them. Instead, environmental and lifestyle factors are typically much better predictors of longevity. But that’s not to say that … Continue reading Business of Health Care: Lowering health care costs

Businesses, Not the Government, Still Steer Health Care Innovation

During World War II, federally imposed controls prohibited employers from raising wages to attract workers, but the War Labor Board at that time decided that “fringe” benefits, such as health insurance, didn’t count as wages. And that was the rise of employer-sponsored health insurance as we know it today—a way for companies to differentiate themselves … Continue reading Businesses, Not the Government, Still Steer Health Care Innovation

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?