Tag Archives: Care

Silence in health care is a crisis

I was moved when a family entrusted me to give a eulogy for their beloved. This great privilege highlighted a hallmark of a physician’s service to humanity: “to cure sometimes, alleviate often, but comfort always.” But I was horrified to learn that his death at the hospital may have been the result of a preventable… Read More »

Azar: Mandatory Models Key to Value-Based Care

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar said that moving to a value-based healthcare system is a top priority for the Trump administration, speaking Thursday at the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative annual conference here. Azar also stressed that to achieve this transformation requires “real experimentation” using mandatory payment models. “I want… Read More »