Saira A. Jan, M.S., Pharm.D, is a clinical professor at Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. Dr. Jan recently presented the Pharmacy School’s ‘Opioid Abuse Toolkit: Resources for New Jersey Communities’ to community and provider representatives from Jersey City, Trenton, and Cumberland County, three regions involved in the Quality Institute’s Healthy Communities create Healthy […]

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Paul G. Vidal, PT, DPT, is president of the American Physical Therapy Association of New Jersey, APTANJ. You have said we are experiencing an epidemic of chronic pain. How do you see the connection to the current opioid crisis? Almost nine in 10 Americans suffer from pain at some point in their lives. About 50 million […]

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Ana Lòpez-DeFede, PhD, is Director of the Division of Medicaid Policy Research at the University of South Carolina Institute for Families in Society. Dr. Lopez-DeFede, at a recent Medicaid 2.0 work group, explained how her state uses Medicaid data to improve health quality. Your organization is contracted by South Carolina’s Medicaid program to produce a […]

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Arturo Brito, MD, MPH, is the new CEO of The Nicholson Foundation. A community pediatrician with a background in public health, Brito formerly worked as Medical Director and Senior Vice President of the Children’s Health Fund in New York City and, most recently, Deputy Commissioner of Health in New Jersey. When did you decide that […]

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Adrian Diogo is a new Community Health Associate at the Quality Institute, where he works on the Mayors Wellness Campaign, and the Healthy Communities Create Healthy Citizens project. You were in the first graduating class of Public Health at The College of New Jersey. What do you know about how and why that program got […]

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Don McDaniel, Chief Executive Officer, Continuum Health. Continuum Health is a member of the Quality Institute’s Leadership Council. What is the role of Continuum Health in today’s quickly changing health care landscape? Continuum Health has a legacy of supporting and working with physician organizations. That’s the reason we get up in the morning. Physicians should […]

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Despite the law taking effect on January 1, many clinicians and physician office managers still don’t know all they need to about MACRA – the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. Here are five fast facts anyone working in health care needs to know about MACRA: MACRA, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, is federal […]

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