Rippel Op-Eds Urge New Jersey to ReThink Health
New Jersey has the most expensive healthcare system in the nation, yet it delivers only average quality and results. The inefficiency of the health care system is the subject of three recently published op-eds by Laura Landy, President & CEO of the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation.
The articles, which have appeared in The Times of Trenton, The Record and The Star-Ledger, cite the findings of Rippel’s report, “When Being #1 Means We Have to Think Differently: The Future of Healthcare in New Jersey.” By presenting data and interview results, the report emphasizes the need for new ways of thinking in order to sustainably achieve higher quality health and health care in the 21st century.
The articles call for a new vision that can only be developed by asking the hard questions and paying close attention to the answers:
- What do the citizens of New Jersey really want from a health system?
- What are the outcomes that a health system should aspire to produce?
- How can we reduce competition and better cooperate to deliver healthcare more efficiently?
- How will emerging technology shape the delivery of care and the institutions that deliver it?
- How can we make care more accessible in new and different ways?
- How can we improve the health of the population and reduce the need for care?
By working together to address these and other critical questions, Landy posits that New Jersey stakeholders – providers, hospitals, payers, corporations, social services, support organizations, policy makers, citizens, and others – can forge a system that delivers better health, better care and lower costs for all.
Read a PDF version of the three op-eds:
“N.J. Must Rethink Health Care Delivery System…” The Times of Trenton
“Tackling New Jersey’s Unique Healthcare Challenges”, The Record
“Common Vision Missing from New Jersey Health Care” The Star Ledger