Best Care Anywhere Why VA Health Care Would Work Better for Everyone

ISBN-10: 1609945174
ISBN-13: 9781609945176
Edition: 3rd 2012
Authors: Phillip Longman
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Description: Once denigrated for shoddy care and antiquated systems, the VA health system has become a hallmark of excellence and technical innovation. Best Care Anywhere uses the VA turnaround to illustrate deeper lessons for the U.S. health care system. In  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Once denigrated for shoddy care and antiquated systems, the VA health system has become a hallmark of excellence and technical innovation. Best Care Anywhere uses the VA turnaround to illustrate deeper lessons for the U.S. health care system. In particular, it shows how fee-for-service healthcare leads to more expensive, less comprehensive, and less effective healthcare. Takeaway: efficient electronic medical records are the secret key to better health outcomes.New to this edition is a particular focus on the trials and tribulations of "Obamacare," the Ryan proposal, and the fiscal crisis. It also includes new success stories of "exporting" the VA VistA system in West Virginia and Texas as well as completely updated statistics and research, including 2011 cancer studies by Harvard University that prove VA cancer patients outlive cancer patients in traditional healthcare. 

Phillip Longmanis the Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow at Washington Monthly Magazine. He was previously senior fellow at the New America Foundation, and is the author of numerous articles and books on health care, demographics, and public policy. Mr. Longmanrsquo;s work has appeared in the Atlantic, the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Harvard Business Review, the New Republic, the New York Times Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. He is a frequent public speaker, including addresses to the National War College, the Department of Health and Human Services, PopTech, and Fortune Magazinersquo;s annual ldquo;Brainstormrdquo; conference. He is also frequently interviewed by both foreign and domestic media, including National Public Radio and MSNBC. He has won numerous awards for his business and financial writing, including UCLArsquo;s Gerald Loeb Award and the top prize for investigative journalism from Investigative Reporters and Editors.

Preface to the Third Edition: After Obamacare
Introduction
Best Care Anywhere
Hitting Bottom
Revenge of the Hardhats
VistA in Action
The Kizer Revolution
Safety First
Who Cares about Quality?
When Less is More
Open-Source Medicine
Growing the VA
VA Care for Everyone
Notesp151
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Author

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