Patient Experience and Quality Care

Doctors are increasingly asked to address patient experience as an important  measurement.  As frontline doctors we put our patients at the center of everything we do, and understanding that a good patient experience is as important as clinical… Read More

We need to move to value! What is value?

The American health care system is continuing to move towards a focus on value.  Earlier this year, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell recently announced a time line to move Medicare to value or as it… Read More

Patients and Quality: A Measured Analysis

Austin Frakt, writing in the New York Times on the role that hospital boards can and should play in improving quality at hospitals, references a 2014 JAMA article on non-profit CEO compensation which concludes by explaining that CEO… Read More

Is Medicine a Team Sport?

What skills do doctors need to make the patient care team successful? A change in Medicare policy will now pay Doctors to manage the care of some of their patients according to an article in the New York Times. … Read More

Safety-net Hospitals are Different!

Data continues to emerges that it is very difficult to have federal payment systems that do not address safety-net hospitals and their unique patient populations. It is increasing clear that adjustments to the federal payment system for health… Read More

City Councilman Ritchie Torres Allocates $600,000 for North Central Bronx Hospital Labor & Delivery

After many months of direct action by Doctors Council members, nurses, other health care workers, and most importantly, members of the Bronx community, expecting mothers can look forward to the reopening of Labor & Delivery services at North… Read More