Accountable Care, Population Health and the Social Determinants of Health

by Fred Goldstein, M.S. Recently I took part in the Florida Trail Association (FTA) Annual Conference. The FTA develops, maintains, protects, and promotes a network of hiking trails throughout the state, including the unique Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST). This event celebrated the 50th Anniversary of FTA founding. A Brief History The National Scenic Trails were authorized under the National Trails System Act […]

Mark (I’m Not a Doctor but So What) Cuban’s Bold Vision or Big Ego?

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH Last week witnessed a rather spirited discussion stimulated by a series of tweets from Billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks (and anointed judge of entrepreneurial insight on CNBC’s ‘Shark Tank‘) Mark Cuban. What’s perhaps most poignant in this energetic public exchange is it comes at a time when ‘health’, ‘healthcare’ […]

Ebola: What’s Accountable Care Got To Do With It?

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH I proudly display the ‘MPH” (master of public health) tag awarded by the School of Public Health from UCLA (a long time ago) and have both tweeted and blogged about the ‘we need more MPH’s and less MBA’s’ to solve America’s pressing healthcare challenges (access, affordability and quality imperative or […]

AHIP: It’s Not Cost Shifting, We’re ‘Unleashing Patients’

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH Seriously folks, you’ve got to hand it to the PR firm supplying the American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) with the brilliant, timely and thematically near argument resistant messaging copy just revealed via a .PPT preso titled ‘Health Care Innovation in the Context of Rising Health Care Costs‘ and delivered by Karen Ignani, […]