Joanne Conroy, MD

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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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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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Inspired by an Astronaut

I was invited to speak recently at a CME session at Community Medical Centers, a three-hospital system in Fresno, California, that commits a lot of resources to graduated medical education. In their large teaching hospital, close to 30 percent of patients are uninsured/charity care; CMC is the safety-net provider for the community. The organization has a very ...

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