Spotlight Health: Improving Doctors

May 21, 2014

Dr. Brent James is Executive Director of the Institute for Health Care Delivery Research in Salt Lake City.
Dr. Brent James is Executive Director of the Institute for Health Care Delivery Research in Salt Lake City.
Credit Brent James/ Institute for Health Care Delivery Research

The Affordable Care Act has changed a lot for doctors and other medical professionals. There are new insurance requirements, potentially lots more patients and the logistics of switching to digital medical records. Doctor Brent James is right in the middle of all of this, fine tuning the answer to an age old problem: how do you take care of patients in a way that’s really effective, but not overwhelmingly expensive? Dr. James is Executive Director of the Institute for Health Care Delivery Research in Salt Lake City. As part of our spring series on key health issues, James talks with APR’s Elise Thatcher.

Editor's note:  You can hear more of our conversation with Dr. Brent James -- and other health experts -- on our series Spotlight Health. That’s in partnership with the Aspen Ideas Festival. You can see all of our programs on this page (click here).