23 Nov '11, 10am
Four Major Flaws in Our Healthcare System
Great news: health care reform is underway. While most news coverage of the issue centers on mandated insurance, partisan debates, and charges of socialism, meaningful health care reform has little to do with any of this. During the speaker panel, An Insider’s Guide to Health Reform, at last month’s Net Impact conference, Alex Lowenthal of Kaiser Permanente identified four major flaws in our health care system: fragmented care, ineffective payment model, under-use of evidence-based care, and lack of interoperability. An exploration of these flaws provides an overview of the basics and economics of American health care reform.