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After COVID-19: Thinking Differently About Running the Health Care System

After COVID-19: Thinking Differently About Running the Health Care System News & Analysis The JAMA Forum After COVID-19: Thinking Differently About Running the Health Care System Stuart M. Butler, PhD ars and other national crises forcesocietytoactdifferentlyfor W a while. But in doing so, they highlight organizational actions and innova- tions that should not end with the crisis and shouldbeallowedtoplayagreaterroleinthe future. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has similar features, and it should spur policy makers who shape the US health care system, to—as Apple Computer cofounder Steve Jobs often urged—“think different.” The US response to the COVID-19 pan- demic highlights several strategies that should be emphasized more in the manage- ment of the health care system. These strat- egies include using waivers to boost feder- alism, reconsidering the role of hospitals and other institutions as hubs for care, expand- ing the use of telehealth, and bringing to- gether funds from multiple programs to im- prove the delivery of health care and health- states to continuously adapt the health care This observation raises the broader system and experiment with new ap- issue of where people in the US should get related services. proaches for improving health, such as their care, as well as the future role of hos- coordinating medical http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

After COVID-19: Thinking Differently About Running the Health Care System

JAMA , Volume 323 (24) – Jun 23, 2020

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2020.8484
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News & Analysis The JAMA Forum After COVID-19: Thinking Differently About Running the Health Care System Stuart M. Butler, PhD ars and other national crises forcesocietytoactdifferentlyfor W a while. But in doing so, they highlight organizational actions and innova- tions that should not end with the crisis and shouldbeallowedtoplayagreaterroleinthe future. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has similar features, and it should spur policy makers who shape the US health care system, to—as Apple Computer cofounder Steve Jobs often urged—“think different.” The US response to the COVID-19 pan- demic highlights several strategies that should be emphasized more in the manage- ment of the health care system. These strat- egies include using waivers to boost feder- alism, reconsidering the role of hospitals and other institutions as hubs for care, expand- ing the use of telehealth, and bringing to- gether funds from multiple programs to im- prove the delivery of health care and health- states to continuously adapt the health care This observation raises the broader system and experiment with new ap- issue of where people in the US should get related services. proaches for improving health, such as their care, as well as the future role of hos- coordinating medical

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 23, 2020

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