ANCHOR LEAD: COST EFFECTIVE HEALTHCARE MAY GET A BOOST UNDER HEALTHCARE REFORM, ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS
No matter where you sit on the matter of healthcare reform, one thing is clear: costs must be kept under control, but not at the expense of quality. Paul Rothman, dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, says one piece of the Affordable Care Act, recently upheld by the Supreme Court, may help.
ROTHMAN: One of the other really important parts of the bill are the innovative grants that the bill is going to provide. We know it’s important moving forward that we’re able to develop systems of cost-efficient healthcare that’s still is very patient centered, highest quality and safe care. Part of the bill allows for innovative programs to try to develop care systems that do all that, and so at Johns Hopkins and other academic medical centers in the country we’re very excited about the opportunity to use some of these funds to develop ways to take much better care of patients. :34
At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.