It’s too soon to say, but Accountable Care Organizations appear to be on the right side of several key health care trends. CareMore's Chief Medical Officer Ken Kim talks to the 2012 National Health Journalism Fellows.
For the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2011 was the year of infant mortality. An enterprise reporting project of impressive dimensions, the paper drilled down by zip code looking for the cause of high infant deaths rates and how they could be stemmed.
If you could do one thing to ensure that you had a long, healthy life, what would you do? If you have less than a high school degree at 25, you can expect to live another 44 years, on average. Those with a graduate degree, however, can expect to live another 60 years, on average.
How can a reporter make those urgent stories on complicated health care topics feel urgent to the uninitiated? A compelling personal story isn't always enough to help the audience understand the deeper trend or causes. Sometimes the best solution is to find unusual sources or framing devices.