This Viewpoint proposes a new specialty for medical virtualists, physicians trained and certified in the delivery of health care services through web-based services, videoconferencing, and social media.
This Viewpoint discusses self-administered outpatient intravenous antibiotic treatment as an example of a health care delivery innovation that improves the patient experience of health care, improves outcomes, and reduces costs.
This Viewpoint from the National Academy of Medicine’s 2016 Vital Directions initiative summarizes changes that are needed in the US health care, its workforce, and its methods of care delivery to more effectively meet patient needs of the 21st century.
This Viewpoint from the National Academy of Medicine's 2016 Vital Directions initiative recommends ways to improve the health and health care of older persons, including development of new care delivery models for people with chronic conditions and strengthening of the elder care workforce.
This Viewpoint discusses alternative payment models that reward value and quality, focusing on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Comprehensive Primary Care Plus model for advanced primary care medical homes.
This Viewpoint discusses the fragmented nature of the current US federal health system and proposes approaches for achieving a more integrated and efficient system.
This Viewpoint discusses the use of bundled payment programs organized around procedures or diseases as a means of addressing the challenges of implementing integrated models of health care delivery.
This Viewpoint discusses the use of electronic health record “big data” to integrate predictive analytics into clinical practice and future directions for using predictive analytics to achieve high-value health care.
In this Viewpoint, Elliott Fisher and colleagues review the emerging field of implementation science as a framework for planning innovations in health care delivery.
This Viewpoint discusses barriers to innovation in health care delivery and outlines a program for driving such innovation while maintaining a focus on accountability.
This Medical News & Perspectives article discusses the challenges of end-of-life care and how innovations in health care delivery can change the decision-making and care process.
This Viewpoint considers the need for medical education to refocus training from physician self-focus to shared responsibility in the delivery of care that may expand beyond the traditional parameters of oversight by specialty.
This Viewpoint describes the State Innovation Model initiative, including innovations states have made for health care delivery systems as well as lessons learned.
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