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Jeff Goldsmith Keynotes the Texas Medical Association "TexMed" meeting in Houston, Texas

On May 13, Jeff Goldsmith addressed the Texas Medical Association on the future of medical practice under health reform. He argued that the Affordable Care Act largely neglected the role that physicians might play in a reformed health system. To many physicians, the message of reform seemed to be: “Color inside the lines, become a meaningful user of clinical information technology and sell your practice to your local hospital”. Yet we continue to rely upon physicians to guide us in our and our families’ scariest times. How can physicians organize more effectively to cope not only with health reform, but with a changing care system and society?

Jeff Goldsmith envisioned an activist role for physicians in reshaping the care system in the patient’s and society’s interest. Watch a video of this provocative address.

Jeff Goldsmith on the Future of Radiology and Medical Imaging

The March issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology carried Jeff Goldsmith’s Moreton Lecture to ACR in May of 2010. This lecture both celebrates the success of radiologists in leveraging and improving imaging technology, and challenges the profession to innovate in three important areas: making diagnostic imaging more definitive through technological refinement, collaborating more successfully with other disciplines which border radiology and experimenting with new payment models to create value for patients and payers. You can read the article at this link. These issues are explored in depth in Bruce Hillman and Jeff Goldsmith’s new book, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: How Medical Imaging is Reshaping Health Care (Oxford U. Press, 2011). You can purchase this book at Amazon.

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