New Health Wonk Review is up

By | 2013-09-26T15:01:31+00:00 September 26th, 2013|0 Comments

A new Health Wonk Review compiled by Peggy Salvatore is now up at the Healthcare Talent Transformation blog. It’s got links and descriptions for a great collection of posts on several healthcare topics, from health information technology and patient-experience reviews to the impact a government shutdown would have on Affordable Care Act implementation. (My post from last week, “Expanding Medicaid can improve birth outcomes,” is included.)

One of the posts I found especially thought-provoking (and probably wouldn’t have seen if not for the HWR link) is Vince Kuraitis’s post “Healthcare Transformation: Coping With the Neutral Zone” at the e-CareManagement blog. There’s broad agreement among healthcare experts that a fee-for-service system, in which providers are paid for volume of care rather than quality or outcomes, isn’t the best incentive structure for encouraging high-quality, prevention-focused care. Kuraitis considers the actual process of transitioning away from fee-for-service, including some estimates of how long it will take.

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Liz Borkowski
Liz Borkowski, MPH is the managing editor of the journal Women's Health Issues and a researcher at the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. Her blog posts are her own and do not necessarily represent the views of her employer.

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