Future of Health Care | Greater Boston

Future of Health Care

AFC Urgent Care Franchise Model - Ideal for Physicians Seeking More Control over Their Careers

When Scharukh Jalisi, MD, a veteran head and neck surgeon at Boston Medical Center, took his son to a local emergency room for treatment of a broken arm, he was struck not only by the $6,000 price tag but by the inherent inefficiency of the system that provided his son’s care. He was convinced that there had to be a more efficient and cost-effective way to provide that care, so he started to research why a hospital visit for a simple fracture could cost so much money.


Nourish Health with Food for Life: Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine Center Founded by Boston Area Physician

By now the obesity epidemic and the accompanying increases in the occurrence of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and common cancers have become old news. So the question many healthcare providers are asking is, “how is the healthcare system responding to this crisis?”


From Maids to Tycoons: Direct Primary Care Expands Its Patient Base

Frustrated with insurance-based care, increasing numbers of physicians are turning to direct primary care to provide patients across the socioeconomic spectrum simpler, more personalized treatment.


Varying Views on the Expanded Role of Advanced Practice Providers

As the healthcare industry changes and more Americans become insured, the clinical roles of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) have grown. While that growth is clearly a response to greater need, opinions about the shifting care paradigm are not universally shared.


Nourish Health With Food For Life Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine Center Founded by Boston Area Physician

By now the obesity epidemic and the accompanying increases in the occurrence of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and common cancers have become old news. So the question many healthcare providers are asking is, “how is the healthcare system responding to this crisis?”


Expanding the Role of Patients in Setting Research Priorities

Studies point to a frequent disconnect between the priorities of clinical investigators and patient and physician end users. Engaging patients and other stakeholders in research prioritization can enhance study relevance and may even shorten the time it takes to bring scientific discoveries from the laboratory to the bedside.


Vibra Healthcare: Ready for New Challenges Facing LTAC Industry

A barrage of fiscal and other challenges confronts hospital CEOs and physician groups nationwide. From investing in the most advanced medical technology to determining the appropriate role of social media in promoting services, healthcare leaders must perform a sometimes exquisitely complex balancing act. Brad Hollinger, Chairman and CEO, Vibra Healthcare, offers insight.


Signature Healthcare Prepares for Coming ACO Era

If accountable care organizations are the future of healthcare delivery, few are better positioned than Signature Healthcare.


Pinnacle Health CEO Sees Opportunity in New Patient-Centered World

Pinnacle Health has seen a lot of changes in the healthcare landscape since its beginnings in 1997, but few have been as dynamic as those taking place right now. Founder and CEO Paul Brough is excited about the new emphasis in the federal healthcare law on putting the patient at the center of the healthcare process.


Keeping Advanced Cardiac Treatment Local

With access to a wealth of expertise and a robust service line offering traditional and innovative treatments, patients on the South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island no longer have to travel far for the highest levels of cardiac care.