This Fixing Healthcare podcast series “Diving Deep” probes some of healthcare’s most complex topics and deep-seated problems.
On today’s episode, hosts Dr. Robert Pearl and Jeremy Corr discuss two imperatives for healthcare leadership in the 21st century: changing the way docs use technology and changing the way we pay for medical care.
LEADERSHIP + TECHNOLOGY
- What does the metaphor of the iron triangle represent in medicine?
- Why is U.S. healthcare lacking effective leadership?
- What is the “anatomy of healthcare leadership”?
- How might a leader begin to change healthcare, locally?
- What would leaders most like to change about the care patients receive today?
- How do we make the ideal real in healthcare today?
- What are some technologies that could transform medical care?
- How could technologies change care for patients with chronic disease?
- Once clinicians agree with the logic of new tech, how can leaders appeal to them on an emotional level?
- How can real patient stories help persuade docs to embrace change?
- In addition to the brain and heart, what is the role of the spine for leaders?
- How did cohost Dr. Pearl use his spine to push technology forward at Kaiser?
- What are the biggest problems a leader might experience when implementing new technological solutions?
LEADERSHIP + MONEY
- Do Americans get what they pay for from healthcare today?
- What are the biggest cost barriers to reforming healthcare?
- What’s the problem with fee-for-service?
- What is the alternative to fee for service?
- How does “capitation” change the incentives for physicians?
- Doesn’t capitation lead to delayed and denied care?
- Why aren’t doctors jumping at pay-for-value models?
- How do leaders use their brain, heart and spine differently to reform healthcare payments?
- Can leaders make a case for capitation on an emotional level?
- Why do leaders need a strong spine to advance capitation?
- What else is needed to move away from fee-for-service as the method of reimbursement?
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Dr. Robert Pearl is the author of a book about medicine’s invisible yet highly influential physician culture. Check out “Uncaring: How Physician Culture Is Killing Doctors & Patients.” All profits from the book go to Doctors Without Borders.
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