Health Care Matters with Hartford HealthCare
HealthCare Matters is a monthly, radio series that aims to further the conversation about health care: what works, what doesn’t work– and how do we bridge the gap. We have tapped the nation’s experts to be guest on our program, including David Blumenthal, MD, MPP who served as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology under President Barack Obama. We want to start the conversation and help change the way that health care is delivered. Today, health care in the United States is costly and fragmented. According to the Commonwealth Fund and Organization for Economic Development, the United States ranks sixth among seven developed nations (Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Kingdom) in quality of care and care coordination and seventh in cost, efficiency and equity of care. Why is this? Why are patients and their families struggling to manage their health care? Why must they feel they are swimming from one island of care to another with no bridges to connect them. Join the conversation, and tune in to HealthCare Matters.