Blog Posts

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Jul

Listening to Population Health at Jefferson

We recently  hosted a luncheon on our campus for everyone across the Jefferson enterprise – clinicians, administrators, and others – who have participated in any of our educational programs… the week-long Population Health Academy, our online transcriptable certificates, and of course, our Master’s degrees.  The luncheon gave us an informal, social opportunity to listen to more »

4
May

AMIA Comes to Philly

Avid readers of this blog recognize that I’m not an expert in health information technology at the individual operator level.  I see myself as an interpreter, someone who is able to span the bridge between the software writers and users of clinical information.  Therefore, I was particularly pleased to deliver the opening plenary at the AMIA more »

2
Feb

Razor Blades, Toothbrushes, and Population Health

I’m confident most of our readers have heard of the Philips Corporation – a gigantic global, publically held company, headquartered in the Netherlands.  In addition to making more light bulbs than any other company on Earth, they are a household name in the personal products field, as they market razor blades and toothbrushes!  What is more »

26
Jan

Report Cards for Quality

That handsome guy on the right is Mr. Scott Becker, former CEO of  Conemaugh Health System and Chair-Elect of the Board of the 1889 Foundation, both in Johnstown, PA.  He was in the audience during my plenary presentation, “Measuring Quality: Do Metrics Really Bring Transformation?” at The Governance Institute’s (TGI) January Leadership Conference in Naples, FL. more »

6
Dec

Policy Experts Take a Look at the Future: Highlights from Pop Health Colloquium Special Edition

Reflecting on when we first decided to plan a special post-election edition of the Population Health Colloquium with a focus on Population Health Strategy Under the New Administration, I could not have predicted just how “new” our future administration might be. As the election results unfolded, it dawned on me that we had this incredible more »

15
Sep

A Platinum Anniversary

I recently participated in the 20th Anniversary celebration of Independent Hospital Network (IHN), a consortium of five hospitals spread across four counties in Central Ohio at their celebratory meeting in Columbus.  The IHN is composed of five independent not-for-profit hospitals who realized, more than 20 years ago, that only by standing together can they survive the more »

25
Aug

Summer in Steamboat Springs

I had the good fortune of spending two beautiful summer days meeting with the governance and medical staff of Yampa Valley Medical Center as they contemplate their role in a future characterized by delivering population health. They  recognize that they’re practicing in a state that is, generally speaking, quite healthy.  Picture a cloudless sky, 85°F more »

22
Jul

California Dreaming

The address read, “Scenic Drive, Pebble Beach, California,” and when I arrived at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP), nestled along the Pacific Coast, I was not disappointed!  In my 25 years of traveling back and forth across our great country, I don’t think I’ve ever been in a more serene and beautiful hospital more »

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