Population Health Colloquium–MARCH 2011

As the nation comes to grip with all the implications of Health Reform, and a renewed interest in work site wellness, prevention, care coordination and value based purchasing, the School of Population Health is presenting a forum to explore all of these issues. The Population Health Colloquium is a three day event co-located with two more »


Academy Health Annual Policy Meeting

Despite a record snowfall, the Academy Health Annual Policy Meeting this past week in Washington DC was chock full of news about prospects for real reform of the health system, new payment schemes, and states that are making progress. The Secretary of HHS made it pretty clear that the Administration still will fight for some more »


We Are Back and Ready to Go !!!!

This coming Wednesday is a watershed day for Thomas Jefferson University and the new Jefferson School of Population Health. The date is 9–9–09 !! and the significance is the first day of school for all of our students across our three degree programs—Public Health, Health Policy and Quality and Safety. As the founding Dean I more »


The Non Stop Conversation

I feel as though we are in a non stop conversation about reforming our broken health care system and frankly, I think we might be generating more heat than light in the process!! Right now, the process has me perplexed. What is the best way to reach out to the broadest possible audience in order more »


The Benevolent Perfect Storm

David Ellwood, the Dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard has it right!! We are facing a potential benevolent perfect storm, which is steering students back to public service and to health care specifically. With billions of dollars in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Stimulus Bill, headed to health care, smart more »


NCQA Quality Awards

Every year, the NCQA hosts a major event in Washington D.C. called the Quality Awards Dinner. Typically, the NCQA gives out multiple awards to deserving politicians, providers, and others, who have contributed to the quality agenda at the national level. This year, the dinner was held on Wednesday night March 18th and I attended along more »


Population Health Colloquium and then some!!

This past week our team from the Jefferson School of Population Health hosted the ninth annual Population Health and Disease Management Colloquium at a beautiful hotel on the river front in Philadelphia. Despite the worst winter storm of the season, and nearly eight inches of snow, we had a full house for three days of more »



I hope you have had an opportunity to view some of my new posts including recent interviews that I have given regarding the health care system and possible reforms, especially in light of the economic crisis. Today, I am very proud to report that I received the Wharton School of Business Alumni Achievement Award from more »


A new type of Physician leader

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!! I am just back from a week of teaching for the American College of Physician Executives in Orlando FL. Two other faculty members and I ran our two courses–the Three Faces of Quality and the Advanced Applications in Quality. We had nearly 140 docs total in the classrooms. It was an more »


The Jefferson School of Health Policy and Population Health

I wanted to give our readers an update on the progress of the new Jefferson School of Health Policy and Population Health. I am happy to report that we have successfully brought on board a great leader for the Masters Program in Health Care Quality and Safety, namely Dr Susan DesHarnais from Penn State Medical more »

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