Gary D. Miner, Linda Miner, Darrell L. Dean
January 24, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 328 Pages - 20 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138581098 - CAT# K376245
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The U.S. healthcare system is in 'complete chaos-disarray.' Medical costs have increased significantly over the past 6 years with 70% increase for deductibles and 24% or more for health insurance premiums. All the while, workers earnings have either not increased or if they did, the pay raises were for less than the increase in the cost of medical care. The situation is unstainable and the public is ‘disgusted’ and wants the system fixed. This book offers ways of fixing the problems in the healthcare.
Healthcare’s Out Sick first defines the ‘healthcare in crisis’ problem. Through real patient experiences, the book describes the difficulties of getting through the maze of complexity among the plethora of 'silo providers' which make up the industry. The heart of the book provides readers with a comprehensive solution that can work, a disruption that is necessary to provide Americans the medical care they need without the US public and healthcare providers and payors going into bankruptcy, insolvency or closure.
This book delves into digitized medicine, payor and provider reimbursement models and value-based healthcare delivery. It also includes a philosophy or mode of thinking and operation for the solutions that are needed for diagnosis-effective, cost-effective, and time-efficient in healthcare delivery, of which digitized medicine, value-based care, and payor reimbursement modes are just some of the factors. The authors propose that the real solution involves having the patient at the center of the issues and changing from an archaic gold standard way of thinking to a ‘Predictive Analytic thinking’ where one gets at the real truth by doing ‘real science’ that in the end becomes effective not only for the population but for the individual person. This all leads to real person-centered and person-directed medicine and healthcare delivery.
Preface. About the Authors. Foreword by John Cromwell, M.D. Chapter 1 – Medical (madness) - mistakes through history. Chapter 2 – The ‘OUT OF CONTROL" SPIRAL (cost to patients – costs to medical facilities – Spiral of "tests" – including "un-needed tests" – Spiral of people/patients demanding MORE – IMMEDIATE CURES …. Etc) OF THE PAST 40 YEARS and The Current Situation. Chapter 3 – SUCCESFUL HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS around the WORLD - Today’s USA PATIENT SASFETY CONCERNS and POOR USA DELIVERY METHODS - WHAT IS NEEDED in the USA TODAY to PROVIDE SUCCESSFUL DELIVERY of SAFE, NEEDED, and COST-EFFECTIVE HEALTHCARE. Chapter 4 – Current and Future Trends – Rectifying the Crisis-Chaos of the past few decades through Medical & Healthcare Research that uses Quality Control, Predictive Analytics & Decisioning which is more powerful that previous methods in leading to Accuracy & Correct Actions. Chapter 5 – The "right" paradigms for maintaining one’s best health. Chapter 6 – Personalized Medicine AND Person-Directed Medical Care. Chapter 7 – The "Cure" - SOLUTIONS to make USA Healthcare Delivery ACCURATE, EFFECTIVE and COST EFFICIENT.