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Linking Professionalism to the Implementation of Choosing Wisely
Quality Improvement

Linking Professionalism to the Implementation of Choosing Wisely

By Daniel Wolfson, MHSA and Anthony Suchman, MD In the paper, Choosing Wisely®: A Case Study of Constructive Engagement in Health Policy, we describe how a constructive engagement approach to the Choosing Wisely campaign helped build strong partnerships with more than 70 specialty societies, Consumer Reports, and a bevy of consumer groups and other stakeholders … Continue reading

Beyond the Dartmouth Atlas – Regional Variation in Private Health Care Spending
Insights

Beyond the Dartmouth Atlas – Regional Variation in Private Health Care Spending

By Gregory Curfman, MD The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, compiled over the past several decades, is a unique data source on geographic variations in health care spending and practices. Such regional variations may be quite marked and present illuminating trends in practice patterns. Conclusions drawn from the Dartmouth Atlas, however, are limited by the fact that the Atlas … Continue reading

Making Law Students Part of the Global Health Team
Global Health

Making Law Students Part of the Global Health Team

By Jennifer Salopek In their paper in the December 2015 issue of Healthcare, Virginia Rowthorn and Jody Olsen discuss the evolution of the Center for Global Education Initiatives (CGEI) at their institution, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). The UMB Faculty and Student Interprofessional Global Health Grant Program provides grants of up to $10,000 for an … Continue reading

Supreme Court Scrutinizes All-Payer Claims Database
Applied Health IT

Supreme Court Scrutinizes All-Payer Claims Database

By Carmel Shachar, J.D., M.D. , Gregory Curfman, M.D. In an era of heightened demand for health care cost-control, transparency, and quality, state all-payer claims databases (APCDs) are uniquely positioned to unlock an array of value. APCDs systematically collect medical and pharmacy claims from public and private payers within a state, offering a comprehensive view … Continue reading