Category Announcements and Updates


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 »


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 »


Lucky Thirteen

I started off the New Year with one of my favorite events…no, not the Mummers parade…but a unique program on our center city campus. This past Monday I got to meet with over 260 third year medical students for a special annual ritual we call “Interclerkship Day.” 2016 marks the 13th time that my colleagues more »


Working with a Healthcare Leader to Spread the Word on Population Health

We’re especially excited at the School of Population Health to be working with our colleagues at HealthLeaders Media. If you’re a working healthcare professional, you’re familiar with HealthLeaders Media, a multi-platform media company dedicated to meeting the business information needs of healthcare executives and professionals. The current issue of HealthLeaders magazine, winner of the 2010 more »


Lower Premiums a Good Sign, but More Work Needed on Health Reform

There was good news last week for President Obama. The Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – may not be the train wreck that critics have painted it since being signed into law over three years ago. Last week, The New York Times reported that individuals buying health insurance on their own will pay significantly lower more »


Meeting the Challenges of Transitioning to Accountable Care

Accountable Care Organizations have been attracting a lot of attention lately, with the recent article in The New York Times and Don Berwick reportedly advising some Pioneer ACOs in their dispute with CMS about how to measure quality. Here on the TJU campus, Jonathan M. Niloff, MD, spoke at the JSPH Forum on ACOs and more »


Checking in on the ACA, Three Years Down the Road

We may be a little late to the dance on this, but it needs to be acknowledged that the Affordable Care Act marked its third anniversary in March…despite 39 (unsuccessful) attempts to have it repealed. So, three years down the road, the question, with a nod to the late Ed Koch, needs to be asked: more »


Let’s not jeopardize higher education at the cost of Medicaid

As a Dean, I am committed to higher education, both in the public and private sectors. As a parent, I have spent a small fortune on tuition to educate my three children at “elite” private universities. I understand the cost structure of higher education, both as a provider and a consumer. Perhaps this is why more »


With new year, push for ACOs is in full swing

The new year is barely weeks old and already the rush to create Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) is in full swing. By the end of this month, the nation will be sporting upwards of 300 such organizations. Some estimates put the total number of covered lives at 30 million, split equally between Medicare and commercial more »


Why we cannot get there from here!

Our best wishes during this season of Thanksgiving to all of our students, faculty, colleagues, and followers. I myself am in a right handed cast following wrist arthroscopy for SLAC (scaphoid lunate advanced collapse). More on SLAC at a later date. Today the urgent topic is why we cannot get there from here! I am speaking more »

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