Is it Time to Ditch Medicare?

Having endured the past year of the Presidential campaign — most recently the Obama v. Romney debate — in which Medicare is characterized as the program that will send the United States into bankruptcy, I realize that the question must be asked: why not end it? It is a bold notion — one discussed privately […]

Can Cost Accounting Save Health Care? Not Without Renegotiating the System

Dr. Barry Dorn contributed to this post. In the September 2011 of Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business School professors Robert Kaplan and Michael Porter argue that a better understanding of the actual cost of care patient-by-patient can have a dramatic impact in the effort to control costs. They maintain that actual costs are poorly understood, […]

The 570-Calorie Renegotiation

ABC News recently reported that the average American eats 570 more calories per day than in 1977 according to a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. No wonder the CDC says that more than one-quarter of the nation’s population is obese. What struck us about these findings was how absent they […]