Hagop M. Kantarjian
Incremental medical advancements over the past few decades have improved cancer survival. Survival rates for five years or longer have increased in many types of cancer and have doubled in our lifetimes, and tumors previously resistant ... read more
In this issue brief, Rice University's Baker Institute and The Episcopal Health Foundation ask, "Were Texans satisfied with the cost of health care and health insurance prior to the Affordable Care Act?" By Vivian Ho, Ph.D.; ... read more
The Health Policy Forum at Rice University’s Baker Institute is a membership-based group whose corporate and private contributors help support the Baker Institute’s health policy research. The Baker Institute is across the street from the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the nation’s largest medical complex. Drawing on the expertise of both Rice University and the TMC, the forum offers a unique setting for medical and policy professionals to discuss issues of growing concern, including options for controlling skyrocketing medical costs, improving access to health care, and managing the growing burden of diseases such as diabetes and obesity. The forum also provides objective analysis of reform proposals.
Heidi I. Wied is a scholar in health policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute. Her research focuses on issues involving care at the end of life, development of patient-reported outcomes and methods of cost accounting for health care organizations and payers.Read more about this expert.