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Hospitals Can Work Together to Detect—and Deter—the Drivers of Poor Health

Originally posted on September 29, 2016 By Joanne Conroy, MD, and Susan Dentzer In a recent post on WBUR’s CommonHealth, two doctoral students pleaded with Boston-area hospitals to collaborate on a joint community health needs assessment, as each is required to do every three years under the Affordable Care Act. As the CEOs of two organizations deeply engaged in ...

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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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Time’s Brill Persuasive but “Bitter Pill” Misdiagnoses Health Care Ills

The Feb. 20 Time magazine article by Steve Brill highlights the very real challenges people have navigating our health system. Specifically, it highlights individuals who have no health insurance or inadequate insurance coverage. One of the primary questions the author poses is, “Why are our prices so high?” Uwe Reinhardt wrote a great 2006 article in Health ...

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