Friday, July 28, 2017

Podcast 005: Dr. Robert Briskin - Make Health Care Great Again

There has been a lot of drama about the future of health care in the U.S., which makes it difficult to see the persistent problems in context. Dr. Robert Briskin has been a careful observer of the health care policy arena for many years, and has given a lot of great ideas of his own about how we can improve health care in the U.S.

Tune in to this episode to find out more about the problems plaguing the U.S. health care system and Dr. Briskin’s solutions to make health care great again.   

Key Takeaways: [:35] John introduces his guest for this episode — Dr. Robert Briskin. [1:52] What is concierge medicine, and how does it fit into the overall healthcare system in the U.S.? [3:25] Why is concierge medicine becoming more popular? [4:27] What is the history of comprehensive healthcare reform? [5:37] What are the major problems that exist in the U.S. healthcare system? [9:37] One of the main problems Dr. Briskin has identified is the reduction in the time a doctor spends with his patient. What is the solution to that? [11:19] Medicaid is a huge issue in Washington. Dr. Briskin shares some of his ideas on dealing with it. [16:49] Dr. Briskin’s suggested solution of medical homes have been proven to be effective in other populations, and much more cost effective. [18:35] The national healthcare system is very fragmented. Moving toward a more integrated and coordinated system of care for patients is critical to improving quality and clinical outcomes, while reducing costs. [19:33] Dr. Briskin details how his proposed system pays for itself. [21:39] To find out more about Dr. Briskin’s healthcare reform ideas, visit his website for a detailed PowerPoint Presentation.   Mentioned in This Episode: Inventing Health with John Couris Inventing Health on iTunes John Couris on LinkedIn VIP Primary Care — Dr. Robert Briskin

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