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

Game Changer: Former ONC Chief David Blumenthal discusses lessons learned, the Commonwealth Fund, and advice for healthcare innovators
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Game Changer: Former ONC Chief David Blumenthal discusses lessons learned, the Commonwealth Fund, and advice for healthcare innovators

Earlier last year, David Blumenthal, President of The Commonwealth Fund and former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (2009-2011), was interviewed by Vivek Garg of One Medical Group and Khin-Kyemon Aung of Harvard Medical School. We have chosen to reproduce this interview as it holds important messages for all physicians and health services researchers who are … Continue reading

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Shares Wisdom for New Health Care Professionals
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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Shares Wisdom for New Health Care Professionals

Earlier this year, Vivek Murthy, United States Surgeon General and Co-Founder of Doctors for America, delivered the commencement address at Harvard Medical School. In his speech he challenged the graduates to stand up for their values and vision and to be leaders in improving our health care system. During the next two weeks, the newest … Continue reading