Sparking the health care conversation from Trenton to Washington.

This will be my last blog posting as president of the Quality Institute. I want to thank you all for taking this four-year writing journey with me as I shared my thoughts, frustrations, hopes and opinions about health care in this space. Many of you responded by expressing your views and perspective. I may not […]

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One of the Quality Institute’s most innovative and exciting initiatives is Conversation of a Lifetime, a part of our Mayors Wellness Campaign.  I’ve asked our Director of Community Health, Janan Dave, to take over my blog today to report on this effort. Janan has been engaging New Jersey mayors to encourage important end-of-life discussions among […]

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Last week I turned my blog over to Linda Schwimmer, Vice President of the Quality Institute. Linda was injured recently in a bicycle accident and she described her experience at the doctor’s office and at the hospital in last week’s fascinating blog. I have asked Linda to update us. My experience in the health care […]

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No one today writes more passionately and more insightfully about health care in America than Atul Gawande, the New Yorker staff writer who also is a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. In his books and articles, Dr. Gawande looks unflinchingly at his own profession, always with the impulse to make health care […]

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This spring and summer people will be out hiking, gardening, walking their dogs and enjoying the outdoors — but also putting themselves at risk for tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme Disease. The CDC estimates that as many as 300,000 Americans contract Lyme disease each year. Some get diagnosed and treated quickly, usually with good outcomes. Yet […]

Published in Access to care , Symptoms & Cures

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