The British are Coming!

From the drama and grandeur of Downton Abbey, to the obsession with the Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton), to the fantastic London 2012 Olympic Games, the US has great affinity and affection for all things British.  And that feeling is reciprocal when it comes to healthcare.  Yes, I’ll admit, there’s the odd little difference in the way healthcare is structured, provided and paid for, but England’s National Health Service (NHS) often looks across the Atlantic when looking for solutions to the very similar challenges they face in providing 21st Century healthcare:   Pressures on healthcare funding in a predominantly state-funded delivery system … consolidation of the management of healthcare delivery across the continuum of care for improved disease management … the ongoing drive to embrace and systematize evidence based care to improve outcomes …  and the ever present and ongoing need  […]