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  • ACC

    The Role of Specialty Societies in Population Health

    The American College of Cardiology (ACC), headquartered in Heart House in central Washington, DC, is arguably one of the most important and  powerful subspecialty societies worldwide.  I appreciated being asked to  open their 2-day Population Health Retreat, which included other speakers from academia, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control more »

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    The Governor

    Yes, that’s me standing next to Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania.  After only five months in office, Governor Wolf is demonstrating his commitment to improving the health of the population in our Commonwealth.  I was privileged to be part of a small group of outsiders with expertise in health care issues who were invited to more »

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    Governance Under Health Reform

    Yes, that’s me wearing my Jefferson shirt, hiking in Park City, Utah.  I had just finished working with colleagues at the Northern Region of Intermountain Healthcare, a sprawling integrated delivery system, with headquarters in Salt Lake City. The Northern region of Intermountain is facing challenges that resonate with many other systems in their attempt to more »

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Jul

The Role of Specialty Societies in Population Health

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), headquartered in Heart House in central Washington, DC, is arguably one of the most important and  powerful subspecialty societies worldwide.  I appreciated being...
21
Jul

The Governor

Yes, that’s me standing next to Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania.  After only five months in office, Governor Wolf is demonstrating his commitment to improving the health of the...
24
Jun

Governance Under Health Reform

Yes, that’s me wearing my Jefferson shirt, hiking in Park City, Utah.  I had just finished working with colleagues at the Northern Region of Intermountain Healthcare, a sprawling integrated...
16
Jun

The “Batting King” of Big Data

Have you read the great book, Moneyball or seen the movie starring Brad Pitt?  This photograph is not Brad Pitt, but it is Billy Beane, the general manager of...
16
Jun

Mentoring for Quality and Safety

Can you believe this tabletop sign? This photo was taken at the 7th Annual AAMC-Integrating Quality (IQ) Meeting in Chicago, IL, which is the top inter-professional development conference for...
12
Jun

Blooming in the Desert

It was 104 degrees Fahrenheit when I visited Scottsdale, AZ and our colleagues at the Mediware Corporation.  Perhaps you’ve never heard of them, but I’m confident that you will!  Mediware...

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