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Returning Health Care to its Purpose

The existential purpose of health care is health. Yet, the omnipresent pressures of payment and bureaucracy make it increasingly difficult for clinicians to offer, or for individuals to find, services that offer integrated, appropriate solutions supporting health and wellness. Beyond fitness for those enjoying good health, care can be designed to improve meaningful health outcomes across a wide array of health challenges. Let's make health care reform about health and care -- not just payment.

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  1. How can individuals or clinicians move health care more in the direction of health?
  2. What can health care organizations do about the financial pressures they are facing? Can we afford more effective care?
  3. What are the first steps on the path to restoring health care to its purpose of health?



Scott Wallace, Managing Dir/Assoc Professor, Dell Medical School at UT Austin

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