October 1st: A Date to Show That Everyone Matters
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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October 1st: A Date to Show That Everyone Matters

Joanne Conroy - October 3, 2013

If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.― Warren…

Changing the Way We Think
Business
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Business
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Changing the Way We Think

Joanne Conroy - September 4, 2013

“We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” ― Albert Einstein “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking…

A “Bundle” of New Learning Resources for Health Care Providers
Business
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Business
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A “Bundle” of New Learning Resources for Health Care Providers

Joanne Conroy - July 3, 2013

For many practitioners, a bundle is either:One set price for cable, phone, and TVA myocardial conduction systemA software program that automatically handles formatting, paginating, indexing, and collating…

Data Alone Does Not Make Health Care Pricing Meaningful
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Data Alone Does Not Make Health Care Pricing Meaningful

Joanne Conroy - May 10, 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released new data this week, showing significant variation in what hospitals charge for inpatient services. The Department of Health and Human…

Can We Put the Hospital Marketing Genie Back in the Bottle?
Business
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Business
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Can We Put the Hospital Marketing Genie Back in the Bottle?

Joanne Conroy - April 3, 2013

I am old enough to remember when physicians did not advertise. It was considered a professional ethical issue. Hospital advertising consisted of institutional “We’re here” ads.  Anything…

The Complicated Issue of Medical Poverty
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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The Complicated Issue of Medical Poverty

Joanne Conroy - March 6, 2013

Medical poverty was the cause célèbre of 2010 midterm elections, the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and an important contributor to the…

Time’s Brill Persuasive but “Bitter Pill” Misdiagnoses Health Care Ills
Business
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Business
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Time’s Brill Persuasive but “Bitter Pill” Misdiagnoses Health Care Ills

Joanne Conroy - February 28, 2013

The Feb. 20 Time magazine article by Steve Brill highlights the very real challenges people have navigating our health system. Specifically, it highlights individuals who have no…

Medical Education
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Teaching Hospital Comparisons Benefit from Context

Joanne Conroy - November 17, 2012

The Dartmouth Atlas Project released a study on October 30, 2012, entitled, “What Kind of Physician Will You Be? Variation in Health Care and Its Importance for…

Policy & Law
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The Future of Health Care in Obama’s Second Term

Joanne Conroy - November 8, 2012

Although members of the Obama team are now celebrating their election victory, the next four years will not be smooth sailing. Ignoring the campaign rhetoric, there is…