American health care has made great strides in the past hundred years. Life expectancy has increased dramatically and advances in medicine and treatments have eradicated many life-threatening diseases. However, in today's health care arena there is divergence between our health needs, the structure of our health care system, and how health care is delivered and funded.
In Forces of Change, David A. Shore has collected the leading thinking from experts in the field on how our health care system can benefit from important lessons from other industries and effect transformational change that truly serves all stakeholders well.
Contributors include Max Caldwell of Towers Watson; Michael J. Dowling of North ShoreLong Island Jewish Medical Health System; John P. Glaser of Siemens Healthcare; Ashish K. Jha of the Harvard School of Public Health; Eric D. Kupferberg of Northeastern University; Lucian Leape of the Harvard School of Public Health; Jeff Margolis of the TriZetto Group, Inc.; and David Shoultz of Philips Electronics.
Keywords: Public Health Services & Policy, Forces of change model, model by David Shore, healthcare model for new health care reform legislation, stakeholders in today’, s healthcare marketplace, building trust among healthcare stakeholders, reputational capital and healthcare, social capital and healthcare