“In Seattle, the Virginia Mason Medical Center, once deemed a high-cost provider, has conducted rigorous internal reviews to eliminate waste and inefficiency.”
-The New York Times
The lead editorial in the New York Times on Sunday, June 3, highlighted some of the breakthrough work at Virginia Mason. The editorial makes an extremely important point: That innovations in a variety of places around the country are creating a new pathway forward in health care – one where care can be delivered in a better, faster and more affordable fashion.
Good ideas inevitably spread to other provider organizations. Traditionally, health care has been a bit slower than other industries – information technology, for example. But that’s changing. And when a newspaper with the influence of the Times promotes select ideas, they’re likely to spread even faster.
Here’s the editorial link: Treating You Better for Less