In "The Push for the Summit: Creating Health Care's New Terrain," we now set our sights on frontiers and summits yet to come.
June 27, 2012 | Commentary
Electronic health records have the power to transform health care but they must be more than just electronic versions of current paper records.
April 25, 2012 | Commentary
This editorial discusses challenges to seamless flow of clinical data across health care settings. In 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was created to promote the meaningful use of health information technology.
January 9, 2012 | Commentary, Journal Article
In the medical home model of primary care, improving job satisfaction is possible?with the right investments.
July 25, 2011 | Commentary
Commentary from John Lumpkin, senior vice president and director of the Health Care Group at RWJF, highlights the power of transparency to transform health care.
January 23, 2011 | Commentary, Story
Congratulations to this year's winners of RWJF's most influential research articles of 2010.
January 19, 2011 | Commentary
Short hospital stays, rehospitalizations and transitions among health care settings have become increasingly common. Financial policy changes should be implemented to incentivize longer hospital stays and better-coordinated post-discharge care.
February 10, 2010 | Commentary
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) has emerged in the last decades as a transformative research paradigm that bridges the gap between science and practice through community engagement and social action to increase health equity. The authors of this study identify the barriers and challenges within the intervention and implementation of CBPR.
January 14, 2010 | Commentary
"Play-or-pay" presents employers with a choice: purchase health insurance policies for their workers or pay a penalty, in the form of a payroll tax. This practice perspective argues that "play-or-pay" rules will create an unfair distribution of health insurance subsidies.
January 1, 2010 | Commentary
This commentary examines the role of nursing in shaping health reform. The authors briefly examine the traditional lack of nursing input into health policy and discuss the goals of the newly formed Nursing Alliance for Quality Reform.
December 17, 2009 | Commentary
The major reform proposals' intent to increase coverage may address some of the racial and ethnic disparities that continue to exist in the U.S. health care system. With so much focus on national health reform, this article reminds readers of both the challenges of and opportunities for equity in its implementation.