How is Medicaid approaching care for complex populations, particularly children?   I’m really proud of the number of important investments that we’re making to modernize Medicaid in the governor’s budget. That includes investing $17 million in new state and federal funds that are going to help us expand autism spectrum disorder benefits for children. There are […]

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Suzanne Delbanco is Executive Director of Catalyst for Payment Reform, a non-profit corporation working to catalyze employers, public purchasers, and others to implement strategies that produce higher value health care. Delbanco will be the keynote speaker of the Quality Institute’s All Council Conference: Power of the Purchaser, on May 16. For large employers that self-fund […]

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Shereef M. Elnahal, M.D., M.B.A. The son of physicians who grew up in Atlantic County, Dr. Elnahal became Acting Health Commissioner in January after serving in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Quality, Safety, and Value. He received a dual-degree M.D. and M.B.A. with Distinction from Harvard […]

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Virginia Tesser has joined the Quality Institute as Membership Coordinator Can you describe your new role at the Quality Institute?    I support Tyla Housman, the Vice President of External Affairs, to develop and engage our membership. That means reaching out to potential new members and strengthening our engagement with existing members. I also will […]

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Kevin Kelleher, Director of Research and Economic Services at New Jersey Education Association, the union representing New Jersey’s professional educators. As a member of the School Employee Health Benefits Design Committee, can you tell us how you tried to make the health care benefits program more effective and efficient? The charge of the committee is […]

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Stacey Flanagan, Director of the Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services, will be a panelist at the Quality Institute’s Breakfast on Population Health on February 27.    Jersey City is one of three New Jersey communities working with the Healthy Communities create Healthy Citizens (HCHC) initiative, funded by the United Health Foundation and the […]

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Dr. Richard J. Baron, President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation, will deliver the Keynote Address at “Innovation Showcase: Technology Tools for the Medical Neighborhood,” on March 15. Dr. Baron will discuss the origins of the Choosing Wisely campaign, a nationwide effort to reduce waste and overuse in […]

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Sajid Syed is the Founder and Chairman of Medina Community Clinic, which provides specialty medical care to people in the Trenton area who are uninsured and under-insured. Can you tell us the origins of Medina Community Clinic? My background is as an entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical industry, and I was fortunate to have had a […]

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Rob Robinson is the former Senior Director of Global Learning and Development at Johnson & Johnson Worldwide Government Affairs & Policy. He is a founder of Health Care Policy 360, an executive training program organized for businesses developed by the Quality Institute and run in partnership with the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor […]

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