Category Archives: Care Delivery Innovations

Rebooting Primary Care from the Bottom Up

Originally posted on April 16, 2014 By ZDOGG MD For the better part of a decade, I practiced inpatient hospital medicine at a large academic center (the name isn’t important, but it rhymes with Afghanistan…ford). I used to play a game with … Continue reading

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Rice Students Refine Their Design Solutions to Health Care Problems

Second in a series By Jennifer J. Salopek Last month, I reported on an innovative undergraduate English course at Rice University that introduces medical students to design thinking and inspires them to apply its principles to health care problems. I … Continue reading

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Medical–Legal Partnership Builds a Culture of Upstream Advocacy

Originally posted on March 13, 2014 By Elizabeth Tobin Tyler, JD and Edward Paul, MD Sometimes the screening questions a doctor most needs to ask her patients are not the ones she has traditionally been taught to use. During a recent visit, Dr. … Continue reading

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“Practical Playbook” Initiative Heralds A New Era for Population Health

By Jennifer J. Salopek A new initiative being launched today will usher in a new era for population health, whose progress historically has been stymied by multiple stakeholders who don’t communicate, using a variety of unvalidated models. This initiative, A … Continue reading

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A System for Health

By Lieutenant General Patricia D. Horoho Picture: An AED in every room. A cardiac catheterization lab in every mall. And 200,000 more gastric bypass surgeons practicing in the United States. Absurd? Maybe. But if we continue down our current path … Continue reading

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NYU Launches Institute for Innovations in Medical Education

By Jennifer J. Salopek NYU School of Medicine, in collaboration with NYU Langone Medical Center, has launched the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education. A virtual construct at this time, the Institute leverages an interdisciplinary team approach to address the … Continue reading

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Hot Spotting: Innovative Approaches to Caring for the Very Ill

By Melinda Rogers Could incorporating the philosophy of “hot spotting”—taking the time to better understand what’s going on in the lives of patients who chronically end up in the hospital and frequently access health care—cut overall health care costs while … Continue reading

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Academic Medicine is Vital in the Fight Against PTSD, Suicide Among Members of the Military

By Dustin Gabus A recurring scene plays out in airports around the country: American troops returning home from Afghanistan step off a plane and anxiously look into a crowd. A soldier spots her family, and her husband, son, and daughter … Continue reading

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Improving Care for Our Veterans and Military Service Members by Asking the “Unasked Question”

By Kevin Parks Returning home from the military and from combat was the most challenging situation I have faced in my life. Overnight, I changed from a decorated combat medic in a storied infantry division to an unemployed college student … Continue reading

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Health Care and the American Soldier

By Stacie Pankow As a former Army wife, I have seen firsthand the toll that military service takes on service members’ health. During my two years as an Army wife, I watched every morning as my husband rolled out of … Continue reading

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