A Call to Action

by Hank A. McKinnell (Author)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com :
"...an important read for anyone who strives to understand healthcare.” Jeffrey
R. Immelt, Chairman and CEO, GE

"...“Healthcare in America is so expensive that businesses have often focused
only on the cost of sickness, not on the value of health. Hank McKinnell
deserves a lot of credit for starting the discussion.” --Mark R. Warner,
Governor of Virginia

“Over three decades on the front lines of modern medicine have given Hank
McKinnell a unique perspective on one of our nation’s greatest challenges.” Mitt
Romney, Governor of Massachusetts

“In this book, Hank McKinnell calls for more investment in prevention, greater
individual responsibility for one’s health, and deeper compassion for the
poorest and sickest among us should be heard by everyone concerned with the
world we’ll hand over to the next generation.” Tommy G. Thompson, Former
Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services

“In A Call to Action, Hank McKinnell offers a particularly compelling and
provocative perspective on this vital subject. Policymakers and lay readers
alike will be grateful for its many insights.” Kenneth I. Chenault, Chairman and

“Hank McKinnell has written a compelling, comprehensive and definitive strategy
on how we can maximize individual and public health and spend our scarce
resources far more wisely than we do today." Michael J. Critelli, Chairman and
CEO, Pitney Bowes

Product Description

Groundbreaking and provocative, A Call to Action reframes the dialogue on
healthcare and offers people a way out of the zero-sum, win-or-lose game they
now encounter. Distilling more than 30 years of experience in global healthcare,
McKinnell provides concrete action steps to build cost-effective, inclusive
healthcare that he believes can extend millions of lives and save billions of
dollars over the next generation. He addresses:

A new, prevention-based approach to employee healthcare
Why pharmaceutical companies have lost trust, and what they must do to regain
Why Americans pay more for prescription drugs than people in Canada and Europe

How competition can spur the healthcare industry to improve services and
contain prices
How new technologies can reduce medical errors and improve the dialogues
between patient and doctor
How we might lose the race between the world’s most insidious virus and the
world’s best researchers
How we can take more responsibility for our health

McKinnell also assesses the global challenge of infectious disease, particularly
the pandemic of HIV. He demonstrates why this pandemic –the worst in human
history –is beyond the scope of governments acting alone —and how, even in the
face of devastating global catastrophes, public-private partnerships can deliver
real hope.

The healthcare crisis can be brought under control. Sick-care systems can be
changed to put patiens over payers. In this book, McKinnell offers a compelling
case for change, and a plan of action to make healthcare systems work for us and
our children.

Product Details

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (April 21, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 007144808X



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