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Recruit, Reward Clinician–Innovators in Academic Medicine

This post is the first in a series arising from our new partnership with Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science Innovation. Learn more about the partnership here. By Jennifer J. Salopek In their article in the March 2014 issue of … Continue reading

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Wing of Zock Partners with New Journal to Expand Innovation Coverage

Wing of Zock is joining up with Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation! Through our exclusive online content partnership, Wing of Zock will highlight the people and passions behind the ideas that make their way into the journal’s pages. … Continue reading

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VCU Student-Led Hot Spotting Team Chosen for Interprofessional Collaborative

By Sarah L. Sonies Patients who frequent emergency rooms, earning miles as hospital “frequent fliers,” have left care teams looking to better understand the social determinants that cause their frequent hospital admissions. A five-student team from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) … Continue reading

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Of Measures and Men

By Ulfat Shaikh, MD News about the Veterans Affairs (VA) scandal this summer coincided with my being in the midst of reading Daniel Pink’s ‘Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us’. Pink’s chapter on unethical behavior seemed uncannily relevant … Continue reading

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Stanford #MedX to Take On #MedEd with New Academy Initiative

By Jennifer J. Salopek In an announcement at Stanford Medicine X this morning, conference director Larry Chu, MD, revealed his plans to launch The MedX Academy, a multi-prong initiative aimed at disrupting medical education in much the same way that … Continue reading

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Partnering with Patients, Families, and Communities: An Urgent Imperative for Health Care

By George Thibault, MD In 1978, primary care leaders from around the globe met in Alma Alta (now part of Kazakhstan) and declared that all patients should have the “right and duty to participate individually and collectively” in planning and … Continue reading

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Medicine Is an Information Science: We Must Grow with the Pace of Our Data

By Harlan Krumholz,MD Medicine is an information science. The volume, velocity, and variety of data and information that suffuses the medical profession are unprecedented and growing at a rapid pace. The medical landscape is changing from one in which medical … Continue reading

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How Is a GME Director Like a Border Collie?

By Diane Farineau Right before Christmas, I got a border collie puppy. Winter is a terrible time to get a puppy, but she needed a rescue, so here we are. Having been strictly a labrador kind of gal, my introduction … Continue reading

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