Health Care Value vs Sick Care Volume

Today a group of community physicians were discussing ACEs (accountable care entities), and exploring their payment structures.  Healthcare plans being paid a set amount for taking care of a person within a set population, with incentives to keep them healthy. Fee-for-value vs fee-for-service. Value vs volume. What do we mean by value and volume, when…

The Upstreamist Doctor

Rishi Manchanda is a healthcare not sickcare visionary. He founded HealthBegins, a group to train doctors to become proverbial upstreamists–a term he describes in his TED talk and book, The Upstream Doctors. The upstream proverb: Imagine a river, heading towards rapids, towards a deadly waterfall. In the water are children. At risk of death. Three friends leap to…