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The Future of Health-Care Delivery: Why It Must Change and How It Will Affect You Hardcover – February 1, 2012
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From the bedside -- where he treated patients with acute leukemia and lymphoma, to the boardroom -- where he served as the CEO of a major academic medical center, Dr. Schimpff has witnessed firsthand the explosion of diagnostic and treatment technologies, including the emergence of the genomics revolution. He also has dealt with the frustrations of trying to manage a large-healthcare organization in an ever-changing healthcare landscape and watched with anguish the development of the primary care shortage and crisis.
He appears frequently on national media as an expert on healthcare and has a gift for explaining the complexities of healthcare delivery and the science of medicine in layman's terms. His passion for advancing healthcare for future generations is embodied in his four books on the topic for the general public, including the newly published "Fixing The Primary Care Crisis - Reclaiming the Patient-Doctor Relationship and Returning Healthcare Decisions to You and Your Doctor."
In addition to his work in educating the public about how changes in the healthcare landscape will affect them, Dr. Schimpff is internationally recognized for his infectious disease/cancer research at the University of Maryland and the National Cancer Institute. His research focused on the causes, prevention, and treatment of infection in cancer patients undergoing aggressive therapy. He has published more than 200 scientific articles on cancer, infectious diseases and healthcare and is board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and medical oncology.
Dr. Schimpff is a senior adviser to Sage Growth Partners and also has been a board member of companies seeking to advance medical devices and technologies and was the lead consultant to the US Army's Telemedicine and Technology Research Center (TATRC) on patient safety and the "OR of the Future." He also conducted a major study of "The Hospital of the Future" for TATRC and was asked to participate in a congressionally-mandated review of the construction of the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
An Eagle Scout, Dr. Schimpff is a 1963 graduate of Rutgers University where he was a Henry Rutgers Scholar. He obtained his M.D. degree in 1967 at Yale Medical School, where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha national honor medical society.
Dr. Schimpff has been married to Carol Rawstrom Schimpff, a retired architect and pension fund asset adviser, for over 50 years. They reside in Maryland and have a cabin in Canaan Valley, West Virginia where they live their passion for the outdoors. They have a daughter, son-in-law, and two wonderful grandsons living in Los Angles.
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James E. Ross, MBA, FACHE
President and CEO, Chester River Health System
Even more important, he takes us through many of the solutions he sees and how they will affect us. Some of these are already in medical practice like robotics, proton beam therapy, individualized cancer chemotherapies, all unimaginable a few years ago. He tells us about the expanded and now essential role of information technology in clinical practice, e.g. for robotic surgery as well as in managing medical records, e.g. so rapid nurse and physician care coordination can occur. He also talks about key organizational changes in medical practice like the "medical home" primary care model which provides more comprehensive primary care.Read more ›
All can agree that the current state of U.S. healthcare is not sustainable, though hardly anyone can say that they have the perfect fix. Dr. Schimpff has done an excellent job of presenting disparities in medicine, how it is delivered, and some of the processes that have brought us to the current situation. He also explores those models that are working in medicine and how we can build on their successes.
The solution to the health care crisis will not be quick, nor will it be easy. However, with great minds working together to bring various ideas and concepts to the table, we will emerge with a strong, sustainable model by which other nations will wish to follow. Dr. Schimpff presents potential solutions worthy of consideration from both a provider and patient perspective. This is a great read for all - patients, physicians, nurses, students, etc - because everyone has interacted with the health care system in one way or another. The better we understand the system, the better able we will be to fix it.
Steve Schimpff is uniquely qualified to understand our health care delivery from several perspectives. During his long and distinguished career, Steve has had experience both as a clinician and a researcher. He has also been the CEO of a major medical center. Now with the publication of his second book, Steve has proven himself as an accomplished author. This book reflects not only Steve's experience, but also the combined input of the numerous sources that Steve has tapped in conducting his extensive research for the book.
Our health care delivery systems are complex and have proved resistant towards attempts at cost containment while maintaining quality. There are no glib answers, but if anyone understands the problems as well as knowing the steps that we need to take, that person is Steve Schimpff.
The Future of Health-Care Delivery: Why It Must Change and How It Will Affect You
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A whacko solution to a very serious problem.
Schimpff proposes that we all pay high deductibles for our health care insurance, so that we appreciate what our Health Care... Read more
A good read for anyone looking to better understand the current problems that plague the U.S. Healthcare system and one expert's insight into possible solutions. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rob Cobo
I found this book to be very enjoyable and informative. In looking back over the book as I write this review, I see underlines and highlights (and little orange sticky-notes) all... Read morePublished 12 months ago by DrProactive Randy Gilbert
Well written summary of challenges health care system in the US currently faces. It also offers explanations for why we are where we are and helpful solutions. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Tatiana V. Sanses MD
Dr. Schimpff takes the convoluted subject of healthcare delivery and methodically breaks down the issues that are causing its current failure. Read morePublished 22 months ago by David McIntyre
Stephen Schimpff is a scientist at heart and in a very deliberate manner examines what he defines as 22 misconceptions about Healthcare in the United States. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Dennis R. Schrader
Dr. Schimpff cuts through the hype and gets down to the important and critical issues facing healthcare delivery today. Read morePublished 23 months ago by jonathan schafler
Written and focusing on the physician's point of view. It has some valid points, but I wouldn't buy it again unless it was used and inexpensive.Published on February 1, 2014 by G. Baker
This is an excellent book in which the author describes in some detail a vision for high quality, affordable health care in this country. Read morePublished on November 15, 2013 by John B. Hayhurst