Category Announcements and Updates


No Silver Bullet Letter

I wanted to give our readers an opportunity to review the open letter I recently submitted to President-elect Barack Obama. Hopefully the President-elect finds this helpful in navigating the healthcare crisis he is about to inherit. As always, I am interested in your views, as well. Click here to view the letter


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 »


Launching a New School

As our regular readers know, Thomas Jefferson University has enthusiastically embraced the creation of a new school on our campus called the Jefferson School of Health Policy and Population Health—-unanimously approved by the Board back on July 28 of this past summer. Our team has been hard at work building the new school and I more »


Jefferson Board Approves a NEW SCHOOL !!!!

On July 28th, the Jefferson University Board of Trustees unanimously approved the creation of a unique new school called the JEFFERSON SCHOOL OF HEALTH POLICY and POPULATION HEALTH after carefully reviewing a proposal created by a task force from our Department of Health Policy. This Task Force met regularly for nearly nine months and presented more »


Eighth Annual DM Colloquium

The Eighth Annual DM Colloquium was held last week in Philadelphia. Nearly 300 persons from all over the country, and overseas, joined us at the Hyatt at Penn’s Landing for three days of presentations, workshops, brainstorming sessions, and some fun too. We heard from leaders in the public and private sectors that there is convergence more »


What a week for Health Policy at Jefferson!!

First, thanks to all those persons who have been viewing our new videos and for your comments. Now I would like to review several key events on our campus here at Jefferson last week. The Chief Health Policy Advisor for the Clinton Campaign was our featured lunch speaker last Monday and Andrea Palm did a more »


Quality & Safety: Beyond the Joint Commission


SEC HHS Leavitt visit to Jefferson

On Wednesday morning, March 19th, Sec of HHS Mike Leavitt spent nearly three hours on our campus at Jefferson in Philadelphia. He came to outline the new CMS national EHR demonstration project. Our department, with help from TJUH and others, put together a group of nearly 40 key stakeholders from across the region to sit more »


Sec of HHS Mike Leavitt and JEFFERSON

I am happy to report that Sec of HHS Mike Leavitt will be our guest, on the campus of Thomas Jefferson University, on Wednesday March 19th and I will have the honor of serving as the convener for a regional meeting on the power of the EHR to improve the quality and safety of medical more »


Health & Human Capital Congress in Washington, DC

David Nash, M.D., chairman of health policy for Thomas Jefferson University’s Jefferson Medical College, discusses the prospects for growth and success of employee health and wellness programs. From the Health & Human Capital Congress in Washington, DC. Original Link: Corporate Research Group (CRG)

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