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16
Jan

Brothers in Arms

No, you’re not seeing double! The other handsome guy in this picture is Ira S. Nash, MD; Executive Director of the North Shore Long Island Jewish (NSHS) Medical Group at the leadership retreat for his team at the Harvard Club in New York City. I had the distinct privilege of being the after dinner speaker. more »

22
Jul

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 »

16
May

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 »

15
Apr

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that the Affordable Care Act marked its third anniversary in March…despite 39 (unsuccessful) attempts to have it repealed.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 »

8
Mar

Join Grandon Society for ‘Brown Bag’ Lunch with Dean

Amanda Solis JSPH Project Director When you join the ranks of JSPH, you quickly learn the unintended consequences of working in an office full of faculty and staff members who are passionate about wellness, health policy, and population health. Most days, this results in a fascinating dialogue on the current state of events. On the more »

29
Jan

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 »

15
May

Guest Commentary: The Many Meanings of Population Health

Tamar Klaiman, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor Jefferson School of Population Health Last month, I attended the 2012 Keeneland Conference for Public Health Systems and Services Research (PHSSR). This growing body of research examines the organization, financing and delivery of public health services within a community and determines the links between the quality and performance of more »

22
Apr

TechSolve in Cincinnati, OHIO

This past week I had the distinct pleasure, and honor, of speaking at the TechSolve series of health policy events, at their headquarters just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. TechSolve is a 25-year-old, not for profit, consulting company that specializes in process improvement in healthcare. According to their own materials, “TechSolve collaborates with healthcare organizations to more »