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Brian Klepper PhD

Brian Klepper PhD
Brian Klepper is the Executive Analyst and Editor at the Health Value Institute. He is also a Principal at Worksite Health Advisors which advises purchasers seeking higher value health care and vendors seeking to deliver high performance. He speaks and writes extensively on clinics, high-performance health care and the management of clinical and financial risk.
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Quality is the Key to Healthcare Value

America’s healthcare value crisis is rooted in the failure to focus on managing quality. However, some providers have systematically improved quality with outstanding results.
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High-Value Healthcare: Is It the Wave Of The Future?

There's a growing number of providers committed to delivering high-value care & a group of purchasers willing to go around traditional arrangements to access it.
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A Caribbean Hospital Delivers High Quality and Affordability

Health City Cayman Islands in the Caribbean has a relentless willingness to rethink and execute better-both keys to success that U.S. hospitals should emulate.

Is Value-Based Drug Pricing Possible in the U.S.?

Methodologies to achieve value-based drug pricing are well within reach, but industry will likely resist with all its power and influence. We will need strong leadership to mobilize the agents of reform to make meaningful change achievable.

The Ethical Stain on U.S. Medical Care

The pervasiveness of inappropriate care is the U.S. medical system's biggest ethical stain. Alternatives, such as optimal medical management, are often ignored in favor of better paying surgical procedures.
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Healthcare in the U.S. is Broken – It’s Time to Fix It

Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point shows how US multipayer healthcare has hurt our economy, our businesses, and most of all our people
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Governor Scott, Lobbying Money, and the Public’s Trust

A CNN investigation asserts that Gov Rick Scott’s administration scuttled hospital quality standards after two Republican political groups received large contributions from Tenet.
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Is Cost of Cancer Care Ground Zero For Reform?

Cancer care is a microcosm of broader health industry practices because it resides at the nexus of aspirational technologies, enormous costs, hope, and death.

Reflections on Our Life with Cancer: The Last Round of Chemo

This is final part of the series. Elaine just finished her last chemo infusion. Brian describes the joy—and also the concerns—that go along with finishing one phase of life with cancer and starting on another—post-chemotherapy.

Reflections on Our Life with Cancer: Hitting Bottom

Elaine's experience is showing us that maintaining a sunny disposition becomes far more difficult as the challenge drags on, and the prospects for getting better become more uncertain.

Reflections on Our Life with Cancer: Chemotherapy, Side Effects, and Emotions

This is part 3 of Brian and Elaine's journey into Cancerland. It explores the world of chemotherapy, side effects, and the emotional rollercoaster.

Reflections on Our Lives with Cancer – After the Surgery

This is part 2 of Brian and Elaine's journey into Cancerland. Now, comes the recovery and getting prepared for chemotherapy.