Connections

Connecting Resources to Optimize Our Health

  • I Look Forward To Seeing You At AcademyHealth’s 2017 Annual Research Meeting On June 25th-27th!

    I am excited to participate in the upcoming AcademyHealth’s 2017 Annual Research Meeting on June 25-27, 2017, in New Orleans, LA. This Annual Research Meeting convenes users and producers of health services research from around the world to improve health and health care. It is an opportunity to share important findings, showcase the latest evidence, and move research into action to...

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  • I Am Very Excited About The National Academy Of Medicine’s “Vital Directions for Health and Health Care”

    The President of the National Academy of Medicine, Victor J. Dzau, MD, recently released his President’s Letter announcing the release of “Vital Directions for Health and Health Care: Priorities from a National Academy of Medicine Initiative,” which is the conclusive final publication in the Vital Directions series. As a member of the Health Sciences Policy Board of the National...

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  • May 31st is World No Tobacco Day!

    I want to share an interesting blog article titled, “World No Tobacco Day: Economic Development is Human Development”, authored by Tom Novotny, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. In his article, Tom shares some key insights regarding the tobacco epidemic and its effects on the United States economy. World No Tobacco Day is...

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  • A Great Experience To Share: My Recent Presentation At TEAMHealth’s National Medical Leadership Conference

    On April 12th, I was privileged to deliver a presentation titled the “Delivery of Value-Based Clinical Care: Present and Future State” at TEAMHealth’s National Medical Leadership Conference held in Dallas, TX. This was an exciting and informative event, which brought together approximately 900 clinicians in Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, and Hospital Medicine. My talk focused primarily on the key contextual forces, and their interrelationship, that determine...

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  • Urgent Need For More Telehealth Research: A Call To Action

    I am pleased to share a commentary/editorial piece titled “An Emergent Research and Policy Framework for Telehealth”, which was published on eGems – Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes. Telehealth has demonstrated its essential opportunity to expand access to care; improve the quality of care; and enhance cost-effectiveness in care delivery. There is, as indicated in this paper...

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  • Imagine: Training Youth Health Journalists To Advance The Health Policy Discourse!

    I am very excited to share more information about a project near and dear to my heart: The Urban Health Media Project.  Jayne O’Donnell, Healthcare Policy Reporter at USA Today, and I are the co-founders of the Project and it was developed as a resource to augment current public discourse on health policy issues with informed perspectives from adolescents. The...

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