Archive for August, 2013

  • New Report Provides Practical Steps to Improve the Health of America’s Children

    A new report released on August 28, 2013, titled “100 Percent of Our Future: Improving the Health of America’s Children,” points to several practical steps to address the unmet health needs of children.    These practical steps include: expanding proven group prenatal support for pregnant women to cut preterm births and reduce health disparities; scaling-up new lifestyle/behavioral interventions that successfully […]
  • I’m Working with Abby Cadabby to “Eat a Rainbow” of Healthy Fruits and Vegetables!

    Sesame Street, and Abby Cadabby, are helping kids to make healthy food choices. We made a PSA called “Eat a Rainbow”, which you might enjoy!  During the PSA, Abby and I talk about how children can remember to eat healthy by eating a rainbow of colors found in fruits and vegetables like oranges, bananas, blueberries, green beans and tomatoes as part […]
  • iHT2 Interview on Innovations in Health Information Technology

    As a faculty member for the Institute’s Health IT Summit in Seattle, on August 21-22, 2013, I had the opportunity to share my thoughts on how Health IT can improve the quality and cost effectiveness of care delivery.  Click here to read the full interview.  
  • Recognizing National Health Center Week

    Our country and our neediest citizens rely on our health centers for life saving care:  let’s give them some applause during National Health Center Week! Volunteerism and philanthropy are privileges that make our lives complete. Too often we take our Community Health Centers for granted, assuming that they will always be there to meet the most challenging needs.  On this, […]
  • Innovation in Healthcare is Critical: Here’s an Opportunity to Support Federally Funded Research!

    Recently, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reclassified R&D costs from an “expense” to an “investment” when calculating GDP.  Innovators in the private sector understand that R&D is an investment and it’s time that it gets accounted as such by the federal government in its budgeting priorities. 165 University Presidents and Chancellors have now called for the President and Congress to […]
  • I Co-Authored an Article on Consumer Engagement in the August Edition of Health Affairs

    Those interested in engaging consumers to improve health and lower costs might be interested in an article just published in Health Affairs that I co-wrote entitled “UnitedHealthcare Experience Illustrates How Payers Can Enable Patient Engagement”, click here for the abstract. The article describes how patient-engagement strategies and incentives contributed to improved workforce health and $107 million in health care cost-savings […]