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May 26, 2016

Era 3 for Medicine and Health Care

Region: Americas Scientific publication Reorienting the model of care Source: The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

In this Viewpoint, Berwick discusses 2 “eras” of the medical profession and offers changes that would be useful to move into a new “moral era.”

Constant conflict roils the health care landscape, including issues related to the Affordable Care Act, electronic health records, payment changes, and consolidation of hospitals and health plans. The morale of physicians and other clinicians is in jeopardy.