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 Health Care Matters.
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About Hartford Healthcare
Hartford HealthCare (“HHC”) aspires to be the next generation of integrated health systems, marked by strong patient focus, heightened efficiency, consistent quality performance and open, collaborative sharing of best practices. It is dedicated to providing patients with an exceptional, coordinated care experience and a single, high standard of service. A hallmark of HHC’s vision is to strengthen access to care close to home for patients by enhancing local healthcare delivery capabilities. In addition, HHC aims to create a culture and organizational structure where clinical care, education and research are supported to bring the latest technology and discoveries, clinical excellence and innovation to the patient and community for Hartford Healthcare.