I am honored to be invited to participate with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a First Friday Google+ Hangout on Friday, December 4th, from 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm EST, titled “From Preparation to Recovery: A Focus on Health” to learn how communities can engage in cross-sector collaboration to incorporate health into disaster planning and recovery. Susan Dentzer, senior policy adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson...November 27, 2015
During a recent business trip to Kentucky, I was honored to be interviewed by “my mother’s youngest son, Wayne Tuckson, MD, (therefore, my brother)”, on behalf of PBS’s Kentucky Educational Television. During my interview on the PBS show, Kentucky Health, titled, “Telemedicine: Extending The Reach of Providers”, Dr. Wayne Tuckson and I discussed elements of telehealth that are relevant to...November 17, 2015
In late September, The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Medicine, released their most recent report in the “Quality Chasm Series”. “Improving Diagnosis in Health Care”, is an important sequel to To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System (2000) and Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century (2001). It is important that all stakeholders...November 9, 2015
The 2015-2016 Influenza Season is Approaching … A Reminder to Get Your Flu Shot and to Recruit Others!
It’s that time of year again when we are reminded of the importance of getting our influenza vaccination, as it is the best defense against contracting the flu and suffering from its health consequences. However, our nation continues to fall short in reaching its immunization goals. Therefore, I am reaching out to all of my contacts to urge each...October 23, 2015
Future Healthcare Today were sponsors for the ATA Fall Forum, held in Washington, DC on September 16-18, 2015. I had the pleasure of sitting down with them for an interview, ATA Fall Forum: Q&A With Dr. Reed Tuckson, to share my perspectives regarding the big trends in telemedicine, current challenges and what the ATA expects to see in the near...October 7, 2015
Population Health Promotion Advocates Should Take Note of New HHS Resources System To Improve Disaster Preparedness
As the Chair of the National Academy of Medicine’s Committee on Post-Disaster Recovery of a Community’s Public Health, Medical and Social Services, which just released a major report entitled, “Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters: Strategies, Opportunities, and Planning for Recovery”, I am pleased to note that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has announced the launch of their resources system to improve...October 2, 2015