What Atul Gawande can learn from the nation’s leading employers

 

By Sue Lewis | Published August 09 2018, 12:42pm EDT

As the new CEO for the BHA healthcare consortium, Atul Gawande, MD has just begun his national listening tour with employers and employees alike. In his new role, he is expected not only to encourage and shape new ways of thinking about healthcare delivery, payment and access, he’s expected to shift the lens onto the role of the consumer and the importance of the patient-physician relationship. One of Dr. Gawande’s key strategies to reduce healthcare costs is to reduce waste in the system — not on the supply side, but on the demand side. READ MORE >>

Sue Lewis, Chief Product and Strategy Officer for ConsumerMedical

 

 

 

 

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