Dan Nielsen, former healthcare executive turned speaker and author, conducted several enlightening interviews at the 2016 Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting in Chicago. In one of these interviews, The Greeley Company’s Principal and Chief Medical Officer, Rick Sheff, MD, had the opportunity to share with Nielsen his perspective on the current state of healthcare and ideas for changes and improvements.
Dr. Sheff elaborated on what excites him most about healthcare now: clinical transformation. At this critical time in healthcare today, clinical transformation can help:
- transition from pay for volume to pay for value/population health;
- address the psycho-social issues that are the real barriers and determinants of healthcare; and
- reconfigure the space between physicians and hospitals—with new solutions to reduce conflict and increase trust.
Dr. Sheff also describes to Nielsen his concern that our healthcare system as it stands today is not sustainable. He cites necessary changes, such as recognizing healthcare as a scarce resource, getting all healthcare entities to start thinking about the success of healthcare as a whole (in addition to their own individual success), and helping healthcare providers to be resilient in the face of the stressors and changes that the healthcare industry presents. Click here to watch this engaging 7-minute video interview.