This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John Ball, VP Emeritus of the American College of Physicians and Chair of the Committee on Diagnostic Error in Health Care at the National Academies of Medicine, which determined diagnostic errors are a major contributor to patient harm and need to be addressed by all stakeholders in the health care system.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Darrell G. Kirch, President and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges which advocates for medical education issues at over 140 American Medical Schools as well as at numerous Veterans Administration Medical Centers. He discusses the challenges being faced by the medical education establishment during this time of rapid transformation of the health care system.
Two articles caught my eye today. The first was an issue brief from the Commonwealth Fund, which focused on the strength of America’s premier primary care safety net: community health centers. The article evaluated those health centers who had adopted the Patient Centered Medical Home ( PCMH) model of care. The study looks at the period from 2009 to 2013 and makes the observation that on almost all metrics, capability has improved dramatically – except in providing access to specialty care….
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Tara Montgomery, Senior Director of Health Impact at Consumer Reports, the world’s largest organization dedicated to consumer rights and safety. She discusses their participation in the Choosing Wisely Campaign and discusses their Health Ratings Center and Best Buy Drug program aimed at insuring consumers get the best prices for prescriptions as well as the most accurate patient safety information.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Darshak Sanghavi, Director of the Preventive and Population Healthcare Models Group at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation which has launched the Million Hearts campaign to reduce cardiovascular disease. The 5 year campaign seeks to prevent a million heart attacks and strokes. It’s also the largest CMS experiment to date seeking to create a new pay-for-performance model in health care.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Tejal Gandhi, President and CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Lucian Leape Institute at NPSF. They are dedicated to eliminating medical mistakes and patient harm in the health care system, as well as creating a safe environment for health care workers.