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Business of Healthcare

Jun 25, 2019

Karen L. Smith MD, FAAFP kept discovering opioid addiction in the families she served in her independent, rural primary care practice. With growing need and few referral options, Smith began providing medication-assisted treatment. MAT uses medication, counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders...


Jun 12, 2019

In 2016, Wilmington, NC had the highest concentration of opioid use disorder among US cities. Community leaders including regional health system chief physician executive Philip M. Brown, MD, FACS helped intervene in this public health epidemic. Brown describes the moment a national report triggered awareness of the...


Jun 5, 2019

When a med mal claim emerges from patient injury, we may debate who’s liable but we can agree something undesirable happened. Mark Reynolds leads CRICO, the Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions, a captive insurance program. CRICO, in addition to serving its members’ medical professional...


May 22, 2019

Physician entrepreneur Brian Alper, MD explores shared decision making as an intervention improving patient safety, patient satisfaction and financial outcomes. John Gillean, MD, MHA, EVP & Chief Clinical Officer for CHRISTUS Health shares his perspective on the patient safety and quality implications.


May 2, 2019

CHRISTUS chief clinical officer John Gillean, MD, MHA, among his many responsibilities, guides his organization’s insurance captive to reduce operating costs and improve patient safety. While supporting the system’s core patient care mission, this lowered total system cost of risk from $100 million to $50 million....