Making the Health Care System Work: 5 Stories You'll Want to Read from Year One
It’s been a year since we started our online magazine, Making the Health Care System Work , where we tell stories about the issues and opportunities facing the health care industry. While there are many stories in the magazine around costs, access, and innovation, here are our five favorite pieces from our first year in print.
- The cost of care: One woman’s journey
Illness limits people's ability to live their lives. Health insurance and closely managed medical care can help balance the physical and financial tolls.
- Harnessing telehealth to prevent diabetic blindness
For people with diabetes, going to an eye doctor for a diabetic retinopathy screening is yet another burden in managing their chronic disease. New technology allows them to get screened where they seek routine health care.
- Tackling prescribing patterns to combat the opioid crisis
Is there a way to keep opioids out of the hands of all but the patients who legitimately need them?
- Moving target: Fighting health care fraud and abuse
Each year, fraud bleeds billions of dollars from the health care system. Consumers and taxpayers pay the price — but they can help catch the criminals.
- When life is in the balance, excellence means everything
Identifying centers of excellence helps patients find the right providers for high-stakes, high-cost medical care.
To view the full stories and browse other articles that may be of interest to you and your patients, visit us online at makingthehealthcaresystemwork.com .
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