The Boston Globe, December 13, 2012
Better coordination among doctors and hospitals. More transparency in medical costs and outcomes. New models of care, like sharing your doctor's appointment with a small group of patients suffering from the same condition. These are among a litany of critical checkpoints that need to happen, healthcare leaders say, to take the country from the post-election relief many advocates of health reform felt to making the 2010 law to expand health care access a success. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement released a report Wednesday outlining the path hospitals, doctors, insurers, and states need to take to bridge the gap between the care that now exists and the care that health reform is striving for.