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Conversations on Transforming Health Care

These are the conversations happening inside health care that will transform health care. Experts talk about the challenges and opportunities facing the American health care system and how to provide the best health care value to the consumer. Be a part of the conversation on The Health Care Insider.

Health Care Insider: Driving Surgery with Data

Sep 5, 2017

Until recently, neurosurgeons lacked significant data to confidently predict the outcome of a surgery. In recent years, a registry of data gathered from how patients perceive their surgical outcomes is helping physicians—and their patients—have better forecasts for surgical outcomes. Dr. William...

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Health Care Insider: Population Health Can Change Health Care

Aug 16, 2017

Population health is a new way of approaching health care that emphasizes prevention in a population rather than treatment of an individual. Angie Fagerlin, chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences at University of Utah Health, explains how a population-focused approach could improve ...

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Health Care Insider: Knowing the Costs Can Positively Change Health Care

Jun 23, 2017

Health care organizations are utilizing modern electronic methods to find the specific costs of procedures. Dr. Ken Kawamoto, medical information officer at University of Utah Health talks about how this knowledge can help improve their quality of stewardship and patient care....

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Health Care Insider: From Concept to Reality—Robotic Brain Surgeon Drill

Jun 13, 2017

University of Utah scientists recently revealed a robotic drill that can reduce the most delicate part of brain surgery from more than two hours to just a few moments. The drill has potential to make a big impact on the future of neurosurgery, but what did it take to make this concept a reality? Dr....

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Health Care Insider: Creativity Matters in Medicine

May 5, 2017

Divergent thinking and accepting failure as an important part of a learning process are part of what it means to be creative in medicine, according to Dr. Jay Baruch, director of the Concentration in Medical Humanities and Ethics at Brown University. He speaks with Dr. Gretchen Case about how ...

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Health Care Insider: How Analogy Can Help Physicians Communicate Effectively

Apr 7, 2017

Sometimes a complex health concept is best explained through an analogy — an easily understood comparison of two different ideas. A medical analogy can be an effective communicative tool for any physician. For example, saying “the heart is like a pump” basically helps anyone to understand how ...

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Health Care Insider: Approaching End-of-Life Conversations as a Physician

Mar 31, 2017

End-of-life care is a difficult topic to discuss—not only for patients and loved ones but also for the physicians who treat them. It’s an important conversation for a doctor to have with their terminal patient, but how can you, as a physician, approach the topic without taking away hope? On this...

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