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Adopters of Health Information Technology Start To See Its Benefits

August 17, 2012

While some hospitals and physician practices struggle to incorporate health information technology into their operations, a number of institutions have begun to reap significant benefits from their early investment in this technology. This paper profiles six such organizations, including a medical system in the Midwest that uses a population health dashboard to track, improve, and report on patient...

Moving Forward with Comparative Effectiveness Research

May 17, 2012

Advancements in biomedical science and technology have led to the development of many new diagnostic tests, drugs and devices—greatly expanding the treatment options available to patients. Less has been done to directly compare the effectiveness of such treatments, making it increasingly difficult for physicians and other providers to determine which therapeutic approaches will work best for which...

Reinventing Health Care

Basit Chaudhry, e-Patient Dave deBronkart, Carole Roan Gresenz, Joseph Hutter, Anjali Jain, Brent C. James, Shawn Martin, Lewis Mattison, Daniel L. Newton, Anthony Nguyen, Brent Parton, Kavita Patel, Steven Weinberger
March 2, 2012

"The U.S. continues to make remarkable advances in medical science and technology. However, financial incentives within the health care delivery system can hinder consistent, affordable patient access to these advances,” said Sam Nussbaum, M.D., WellPoint's Chief Medical Officer. “WellPoint is pleased to collaborate with the Aspen Health Innovation Project to address critical barriers to innovation in...

Health Stewardship: The Responsible Path to a Healthier Nation

March 12, 2009

“Health Stewardship: The Responsible Path to a Healthier Nation” expands on the Aspen Health Stewardship principles to help chart the wisest course to health reform and calls for “all Americans to value and manage our nation’s shared health resources in the same sense that we seek to be good stewards of the environment.”

Transforming Health Care: American Attitudes on Shared Stewardship

Zogby International
May 1, 2008

A new Aspen Institute/Zogby interactive survey indicates that most Americans believe increased access to health care is not enough to improve health outcomes. The results of this poll show that almost half of all respondents (45%) believe universal health insurance would not improve Americans’ health and 48% reported having suffered or know someone who has suffered an illness, injury or death that they...