Modern healthcare seems riddled with paradox. Doing more with less; providing higher value care, at lower cost; making the business of healthcare both profitable, and equitable, etc. The best healthcare executives find ways to balance these apparent tensions without losing sight of the individual patient experience and outcome.
What will healthcare funding look like in years to come. Is universal access to “free medical care” under various taxation programs the best way forward? Should governments allow or discourage two-tiered payment systems? Are we making best use of private health insurance models? Should providers be paid for their time, their service, or their outcomes? These and other questions
The natural tension between healthcare and commerce has fuelled much debate, and passionate opinion. In pharmaceuticals, the significant costs of new medications drive company profit, but also allow for considerable re-investment into new R&D. We appreciate that healthcare models that are not profitable, are not sustainable in the long run. How should we think about, and balance, the requirement to