Canary in the Coal Mine

The State of Maryland has been on a unique journey for the last two years as the only state in the nation where healthcare is currently delivered under a population-based budget.  Maryland “promised” the federal government that by the end of 2018, 80% of hospital revenue in the state, for state residents, would shift away more »


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 »


Engaging an Entire State

Imagine if your delivery system had the capability to truly change the health of a population across an entire state.  When you live in the tiny state of Delaware, this is a real possibility!  The Christiana Care Health System (CCHS) is perfectly situated to capitalize on a public/private partnership called The State Innovation Models Initiative  (SIM). more »