Category Archives: Newsroom

University of New Mexico Residents Design #GetCovered App

By Sarah Sonies New Mexico has one of the nation’s highest rates of uninsured. With the expansion of Medicaid and New Mexico’s participation in the federal health insurance exchange, over 300,000 New Mexicans are eligible to enroll in a health … Continue reading

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Fighting Women’s Cancer One Step at a Time

By George “Larry” Maxwell, MD It began in 2009 with a 72-hour run around Washington, DC,’s National Mall in support of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer’s National Race to End Women’s Cancer. It continued in 2011 with a 72-hour relay around the … Continue reading

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Macy Foundation Report Shows Key Challenges, Opportunities New Medical Schools Face

By Sarah Sonies An August report, commissioned by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, details the key challenges, planning strategies, and lessons learned by  15 of the newest U.S. medical schools.  The report provides an update on eight of the new … Continue reading

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Wing of Zock in the “Dog Daze” of Health Wonk Review

A recent post from Wing of Zock discusses rankings and metrics in the context of the health care system’s seismic shift from volume to value in the latest edition of Health Wonk Review posted by David E. Williams of Health Business … Continue reading

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Another Attempt to Show the RUC Behind the Curtain

By Roy Poses, MD Originally posted on Health Care Renewal on Monday, July 8, 2013 In 2007, readers of the Annals of Internal Medicine could read part of the solution to a great medical mystery.(1) For years, health care costs … Continue reading

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Mind the Measures

Editor’s Note: On Monday, the AAMC released the details of a new research evaluation initiative. This blog, originally posted on The Scientist, frames the issues at stake. More information and related reports are available at By Ann C. Bonham, … Continue reading

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Chart Review Blog Carnival July 2013 Edition

Compiled by Jennifer Salopek and Sarah Sonies Welcome to the July edition of Chart Review. This month’s series features a collection of posts on health care transformation, leadership in #meded, and the launch of a new health care innovation journal. … Continue reading

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Project ECHO Aims to Improve Access to Mental Health Services

By Arianna Talaie Mental health treatment need is expanding exponentially, and mental health providers are scrambling to keep up with demand from urban centers to rural communities, from academic medical centers to primary care facilities, across the United States, and … Continue reading

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Wing of Zock to Host Health Wonk Review

Health Bloggers – It’s Health Wonk Review week again — and the Wing of Zock is hosting the June 20 Review! Please send submissions directly to Sarah Sonies, Associate Editor, at Submissions are due on Wednesday, June 19 by 9 … Continue reading

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How Video Game Technologies Are Improving Patient Care

Originally posted April 23, 2013 on Scrubbing In, a site from Baylor Health Care System for “hands-on health care discussions” Everyone knows that misunderstandings can cause trouble. But miscommunication in a health care setting can lead to serious risks. That’s why researchers at Baylor … Continue reading

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