Joanne Conroy, MD

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August 10, 2016


October First: A Date to Show that Everyone Matters

If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.― Warren Buffett My friend Barb is 58 years old. She was laid off last December by the bank in New York City where she worked. Barb lives in northern New Jersey and has been unable to find full-time work in the 10 months since. She works in ...

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Changing the Way We Think

“We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” ―Albert Einstein Academic medicine and, frankly, most of medicine is changing how we think about delivering care. The effective, integrated application of knowledge, science, and technology will allow us to finally deliver on the promise of personalized medicine within a framework ...

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Data Alone Does Not Make Health Care Pricing Meaningful

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released new data on May 8, showing significant variation in what hospitals charge for inpatient services. The release is part of a health care transparency initiative designed to help patients compare charges for common procedures. Increasing transparency is an important step toward effective health care reform, ...

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