Play by Play

Perspectives from leaders in the field of complex care.


By Corey Waller, Better Care Playbook Faculty and Principal at Health Management Associates

I currently do some work as a locum tenens physician in the emergency department, filling in during staff shortages. In this capacity, I get to work in a few different hospital systems around the country. No matter which one I go to, I can count on the fundamental aspects of basic cardiac care to be delineated no matter where I am.

Addiction is a chronic neurobiological disorder that is predictable, identifiable, and treatable. Dr. Corey Waller explains why evidence-based treatment needs to be in hospitals, primary care, stand-alone rehabs, and throughout the ecosystem of health care.
The Blueprint for Complex Care, a joint project of the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), will act as a strategic plan for the emerging field of complex care.

By Leslie Pelton, Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

It should be great news. The US knows what kind of care to provide for older adults. We have PACE (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) programs in hospitals and communities, ACE (Acute Care of the Elderly) units in hospitals, and GRACE (Geriatric Resources for Assessment and Care of Elders) in hospitals, for example.

Kevin Barnett, PhD, Senior Investigator Public Health Institute, and Catherine Craig, MPA, MSW, Institute for Health Care Improvement, Triple Aim Faculty

More and more, the policy environment is offering opportunities to improve population health, including care for people with complex needs, through cooperative, coordinated efforts.