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CONSUMER DRIVEN HEALTHCARE
After the needless death of his father, David Goldhill, CEO of the Game Show Network, began a personal exploration of a health-care industry that for years has delivered poor service and irregular quality at astonishingly high cost. It is a system, he argues, that is not worth preserving in anything like its current form. And the health-care reform now being contemplated will not fix it. Here’s a radical solution to an agonizing problem. You can also read his famous Atlantic article here.
Dr. Keith Smith, co-founder and managing partner of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, took an initiative that would only be considered radical in the health care industry: He posted online a list of prices for 112 common surgical procedures. What resulted was a massive influx from Canadians, and Americans all over the country to pay out of pocket a reasonable price for surgeries that local hospitals charge $50,000 for.
Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH is a pediatrician and preventive medicine specialist with a masters in public health from Johns Hopkins. He's been called "The Doctor of the Future" and one of the "Top Ten Most Creative People in Healthcare" by Fast Company. Esquire Magazine included him in 2009′s "Best and Brightest: Radicals and Rebels Who Are Changing the World" issue.