The Hobby Lobby case reminds us that when it comes to health insurance coverage, it's not simply about science.
Can you believe that for almost 14 months I'd noticed a small amount of purplish blood in my stool and did nothing about it? Surely, I had been ratio...
In spite of the running I do, I could see my strength dwindling over the years. And, I was tired all the time. By my late 50s, I didn't "bounce back" when I got sick and it took a long time for injuries to heal. Suddenly, I had my mother's arms. Now, she was a beautiful woman, but I don't need 76-year-old arms.
To me, patriotism isn't just about celebrating our strengths; it's also about getting real about where we can -- and must -- do better.
On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, likely affecting access to contraception for millions of women across the country.
We have made progress but there is more to do. We ask you and your colleagues to continue to work toward creating the kinds of equal and inclusive workplaces envisioned with the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
There is no question that without public financing, scientific inquiry in the U.S. would not be so robust as it is, and we need continued and growing research funding to secure a bright future.
A lot of CEOs in health care worry constantly about changing reimbursement models or the impact of new health care laws. While there's no disputing that these have a great potential to influence the way we provide care, it's not what occupies my thoughts.
It seems clear it's time to choose responsible governance over petty politics and expand Medicaid in Pennsylvania.
Baby Boomers are often caught in a difficult bind. Many of us are still in the process of launching our kids out into the real world after high school or college, while also confronting the health care needs of our aging parents. Some of us not only rise to these challenges, but go a few steps further to turn our experience into an opportunity to help others.
In Justice Alito's majority opinion, he relies squarely on Catholic teaching about "complicity" to explain the supposed burden. In doing so, he reiterates the argument that the Catholic Church has made in the dozens of lawsuits it has brought challenging the contraceptive mandate.
Today's and tomorrow's successful leaders do not need to be technologists, but they do have to own technology policy and problems in a way few do right now.
More than anything else, the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby vividly illustrates the need for a single-payer health care system that does not involve employers.
Clinical analytics can quantify everything from patient outcomes to readmissions and emergency department visits, to wait times and utilization of high-cost services. This new level of insight and transparency is good for both clinical outcomes and for business.
Though illness is universal, access to care is not. Around the world, over 1 billion people in the world's most remote villages go their entire lives without being seen by a health worker.
We may at times think too much. There is no shortage of very intelligent, highly educated people in my academic world. But perhaps there is something seductive about the pursuit of data that causes some in this domain to think that the pursuit of data is itself the objective. It shouldn't be. What most people want is for the data we derive to be applied to some