Category Announcements and Updates


The Catholic Healthcare West Annual Quality meeting

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The American College of Physician Executives

I am in Weston FL, just outside of Ft. Lauderdale teaching for the American College of Physician Executives, the ACPE—-this is the premier group for senior physician executives interested in the quality and safety agenda. This year is the 15th anniversary on the launch of my course entitled, THE THREE FACES OF QUALITY and my more »


Impact of Medication Adherence


Interclerkship Day number FIVE

Happy New Year and let’s make it a great 08!!On January 7th our Department will sponsor the Fifth Annual Jefferson Medical College Interclerkship Day on Patient Safety. This is a unique program in the nation where we bring the entire Third Year Medical College Class, all 255 students, to an offsite hotel and spend the more »


Follow up on Mevacor and Holiday Wishes

Good evening and Happy Holidays from the Department of Health Policy. I wanted to let our readers know that my comments at the recent FDA Advisory Board Public Hearing were picked up by the wire services and appeared in literally hundreds of media outlets, including scores of newspapers across the nation. I tongue in cheek more »


Cholesterol Drugs Over the Counter (OTC)

Good morning!! I am sitting in an FDA hearing in Washington D.C., ready to testify later this afternoon regarding making MEVCOR an OTC drug. Mevacor, a statin, helps to lower cholesterol and a low dose, available OTC, would go a long way to improve the health of the public. I have been involved with this more »


Jefferson School of Health Policy and Population Health

Good afternoon.The blog is picking up some speed!! I wanted to let everyone know about some new plans we have afoot on campus. We have been asked by the university President to begin the planning for a possible new school–that’s right,a new school to join the other Health Care Colleges on the campus of Jefferson more »


Disease Management, prevention and wellness

Good morning and happy Friday. I have been thinking a good deal about the convergence of several seemingly disparate areas—namely, disease management, wellness and prevention. I am privileged to serve on the board of a company called ITRAX or you may know them as CHD. In any event, they are practicing worksite wellness and prevention more »


Here we go for the Health Policy conversation.

Good afternoon and welcome to my blog. After much to do, we are ready to bring you the most cutting edge conversation about Health Policy in the nation. We are going to be talking about everything–the failed national quality agenda, the silliness of our presidential candidates, the need for CMS to practice what is preaches, more »


David B. Nash, MD, MBA explains Hospital Acquired Infections

Watch this video of Dr. David B. Nash explaining Hospital Acquired Infections.

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