Joanne Conroy, MD

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Pay-for-Performance Programs Ignore True Human Motivators

I often listen to books on CD during long trips in the car. They’re a great way to catch up on reading and provide the added bonus of letting me avoid the mind-numbing “hit list” of pop tunes on the radio. After a trip that flew by while I laughed to Tina Fey’s Bossypants (worthy of a future post if I can figure out to link it to health care), I tried another ...

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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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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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