Health Care Delivery

  • The People-Centered Research Foundation (PCRF) Announces New Executive Director!

    I am honored to be a Board Member of the People-Centered Research Foundation (PCRF). In March 2017, Dr. Robert Califf, Chairman of the Board of Directors, released a letter announcing the establishment of the Foundation. Recently, the Foundation announced the appointment of our new Executive Director, Kathy Hudson, PhD. The Foundation is “committed to accelerating people-driven research that is faster, […]
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  • Join Me At The Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit On October 23rd-25th!

    I am excited to participate in the upcoming Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit – Genomics & Precision Medicine being held on October 23-25, 2017, in Cleveland, OH. As shared on the Summit’s website: “Cleveland Clinic Innovations hosts the Medical Innovation Summit as a way to bring together all stakeholders in healthcare to advance the conversation of medical innovation. The Summit […]
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  • Stop Smoking Today … Visit the CDC’s “I’m Ready to Quit” Resources … Free to Everyone!

    Everyone is aware of the devastating health effects of smoking … both personally and for those individuals and pets around a smoker who inhale second hand smoke. Make a personal choice today to STOP smoking … take a look at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “I’m Ready to Quit!” resources available for free to everyone online! The CDC features […]
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  • Join Us At The American Telemedicine Association’s EDGE 2017!

    Mark your calendars to attend the American Telemedicine Association’s EDGE 2017 in Washington, DC on October 3-4, 2017, and be prepared to find your EDGE in telemedicine policy, strategy, and action. EDGE 2017 is the foremost access point for healthcare leaders and innovators focused on accelerating real-world solutions to real-world challenges in telemedicine EDGE 2017 will focus on the following […]
  • A Great Organization To Learn More About: The Genetic Alliance

    Take a minute to learn more about a vital advocacy organization, the Genetic Alliance, which was founded by my colleague and friend, Sharon Terry, their President and CEO. Sharon and her staff have been doing great work for years with their assistance in providing awareness to individuals, families and communities to transform health and provide access to quality genetic services that can […]
  • 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 improve […]
  • 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 Academy […]
  • 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 an […]
  • 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 the […]
  • 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 from […]