Decoding Healthcare

The pop health transformation: Serving up the orange

Episode Summary

Episode 1 of Decoding Healthcare - Taking scurvy and relating it to population health. It's all about the citrus.

Episode Notes

What does the cure for scurvy have to do with the transition to population health? It shows that in healthcare, change — even change that’s unequivocally good — takes time. Emergency room physician Kevin Ban, M.D., head of athenahealth’s population health service, talks about his own journey from treating individuals to managing large groups of patients — and the mindsets that need to shift as healthcare embraces the future.

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