Frequently I am asked to name some of the top things I expect to see in health care over the next year.
I thought it might be a good starting point for me to start the list and see what you think.
I have to say that my list will be biased related to the immediate issues that The Henry Ford Hospital faces, and I view the list as broadly related to health care.
I’m going to begin posting my Top 10 for 2011 list today, and continue adding other items to the list throughout the rest of the week.
Join in if you wish to add, delete or create a more specific list of your own, such as the top discoveries or the top trends that you see.
Top 10 List: Day 1
1. Fight Over Health Care Reform. The politics and positioning may be as interesting to watch as the Super Bowl, but the stakes for all are much higher. Increasing challenges will come from all arenas, including judicial challenges, leading to a possible Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of health reform.
The dominant issue looming is the continued high costs of health care and the national deficit concern. The outcome of health care reform will more likely be predicated on finances and health care expense, competing priorities with other social programs, and state budgets and entitlements.
Best advice on how to individually deal with health care reform: Commit to staying as healthy as possible. If you are a health care worker, commit to being a solution to the high cost of health care.