Scaling the Unscalable? To Scale Up Health Care, Scale Up the Role of the Physician

By: Kyle Jones, MD Originally published on OP-(m)ED The United States economy has evolved into one centered on scalability. Scalability signifies the ability to increase performance and efficiency under increasing workloads. In general, scalability implies creativity, idea creation, expertise in broad areas, allowing for the exportation of much non-scalable work/professions. Non-scalable models entail the opposite — an … Continue reading Scaling the Unscalable? To Scale Up Health Care, Scale Up the Role of the Physician

How can we assist primary care providers in decreasing health costs?

The big elephant in the room in health care is our dramatically high medical costs. Indeed, you can read almost everywhere about why they are so high, and what we can do from a more "global" perspective to address them. But when we consider the influence that primary care providers have on individual cost decisions, … Continue reading How can we assist primary care providers in decreasing health costs?