Potent Medicine, by John Toussaint MD, is the compelling follow-up to On the Mend. It offers practical advice and insights from Wisconsin’s collaborative efforts to transform healthcare and deliver better patient value. Three core elements are described:
1. Delivery of care designed around the patient – using lean principles and methods to deliver care focused on patient needs
2. Transparency of treatment quality and cost – making healthcare outcomes public for everyone
3. Payment for outcomes – move away from fee-for-service to a system that pays based on quality and efficient care
Potent Medicine is more than a book. It is a call to action for doctors, patients, employers, policy-makers, and payers alike to work together to transform the healthcare system to deliver better quality at a lower cost for patients.
For a sneak peek of the book, read our Executive Summary.