“Timeless in Tacoma”

Yes, that’s me sitting behind the wheel of a real 1923 Ford Convertible, part of the amazing 300-car collection at the LeMay Car Museum in downtown Tacoma.  I sneaked out for an hour prior to my presentation to Tacoma-based MultiCare, an amazing system in its own right.  MultiCare, led by Bill Robertson (formerly of Adventist in more »


“Start Me Up!”

It’s not often that a speaker is given the opportunity to pick the music to be playing as he ascends the podium to speak. But then again, very few programs attract an audience of 3,500. It was truly an honor to deliver the opening plenary at ACE, the 2014 Allscripts Client Experience conference, in Chicago. more »


Montgomery “Biscuits” vs. “Mobile Baybears”

A beautiful summer evening minor league baseball game served as the kick-off point for my return visit to Baptist Health in Montgomery, AL. Having first worked with them in February of 2013, it was a pleasure to return when the ambient temperature pushed 97 degrees. After the game, I spent a Saturday helping the medical more »


On the Road: Population Health and NY’s Hospital Leaders

I am fresh from a beautiful fall weekend at the venerable Sagamore Hotel on Lake George in upstate New York. This was, however, not a typical getaway to enjoy the fall foliage.For this first official weekend of fall, I had the privilege of opening the annual leadership meeting of the Hospital Association of NY State, more »


A Lesson in Physician Empathy from Parma, Italy

Patrick Monaghan JSPH Director of Communications This morning’s Jefferson School of Population Health Forum was notable on two fronts: a presentation on findings from a highly publicized study on empathy in patient care, and a first-ever workshop with the researchers for members of the Grandon Society. Formed earlier this year, the Grandon Society serves as more »


Improving Public Health in Colombia – Fulbright Specialist Program Experience

Rob Simmons, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, CPH MPH Program Director Jefferson School of Population Health The country of Colombia, located in the Northwest section of South America, has gone through an incredible transition over the past 15 years.  Once known for international drug cartels, major political corruption, and armed revolutionary guerillas holding the country hostage, the more »


Follow the LEADER… the JSPH

I sense a trend and I can’t wait to point it out!! Four years ago this week the Trustees of Thomas Jefferson University voted unanimously to create the first and only school of population health in the nation, aptly named the Jefferson School of Population Health. We now have more than 320 students, taking at more »


Guest Commentary: A Different Perspective on Patient-Centeredness

Stephen Wilkins, MPH Running concurrently with the recent Population Health & Care Coordination Colloquium in Philadelphia was the Fourth National Medical Home Summit, at which I was privileged to speak. Patrick Monaghan of the Jefferson School of Population Health noted in his recent post that “patient-centered care appears to finally be at the heart of more »


Colloquium Offers Introduction to Concepts of Population Health

Tamar Klaiman, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor Jefferson School of Population Health On February 27-29, the Jefferson School of Population Health will be hosting the “Population Health and Care Coordination Colloquium” in Philadelphia, PA. I have the privilege of speaking during the pre-conference symposium “Introduction to Population Health.” We are hopeful that many of our blog more »


Population Health Colloquium 2012 in Philadelphia

The 2012 Population Health Colloquium will be the biggest and the best ever!! All of the major policy leaders in our field will be coming to Philadelphia from February 27through the 29th at the Marriott Convention Center Hotel. Outstanding speakers including Mike McCallister from Humana, Peggy O Kane from the NCQA, Richard Baron from the more »

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