Back in my MPH student and then hospital CEO days, I loved reading articles from Health Affairs - I always considered it a thoughtful and intelligent journal, not too erudite or stuffy! Some of the foremost thinkers in healthcare have been published over the years, and have grappled with the apparently insoluble problems of healthcare access, quality and affordability.
I was delighted to discover the Health Affairs Blog recently and signed up right away to receive posts. I don't always have time to read them, but when I do, my thoughts usually go to the place of "Which bright mind will be sparked sufficiently by these articles to use his or her creativity and energy to get us out of our healthcare mess?"
To celebrate the start of their 25th year of publication, Health Affairs is offering readers the opportunity to read the top 25 articles of 2006 - or at least the most read - for the next two weeks.
I bring this to your attention in the desperate hope that someone out there reading the articles will be hit with a BFO (blinding flash of the obvious) or an idea so innovative and uncomplicated that they will be forced to drop what they are doing right away, and launch a hugely successful entrepreneurial venture to save us from our own ridiculously complex and broken healthcare system!