5 Promising Healthcare Changes, Initiatives, and Investments

By Joe Mott, Vice President, Healthcare Transformation, Intermountain Healthcare
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We wanted to know what other healthcare leaders thought the top initiative would be in the upcoming year, so we asked. Here are five promising changes and innovations leaders feel have the potential to improve quality and/or lower the cost curve of healthcare in the U.S.

Plantar fasciitis impacts Utah Jazz rookie Rodney Hood's season

By Jason M Carlton
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Rodney Hood, rookie swingman for the Utah Jazz, returned to the basketball court last week, helping his team beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 94-85. But during Sunday's game against the San Antonio Spurs, Hood re-injured his foot, taking him out of gameplay yet again. Hood has missed more than a dozen games this season because of painful inflammation in his foot, a condition known as plantar fasciitis. Learn more about plantar fasciitis. 

Blog Post: By aligning financial incentives, Intermountain Healthcare will help everyone who’s involved in healthcare get better results for more affordable cost

By Joe Mott, Vice President, Healthcare Transformation, Intermountain Healthcare
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One of the major steps that will help improve the outcomes and affordability of healthcare in America is that all involved — patients, physicians, insurance companies, employers, and hospitals — need aligned financial incentives so their goals don’t conflict.