This week, Mark and Margaret speak with David Chase, CEO and Founder of Avado, and former leader of Microsoft’s Health business. He’s created a Patient Portal and Relationship Management system, designed to give the patient a seat on the care team, that will help patients better-manage their chronic disease by fostering better communication between patients and providers.
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. William Newsome, Stanford University neurobiologist and co-chair of the President’s BRAIN Initiative which is seeking map the human brain. Similar to the Human Genome Project, the BRAIN Intiative will require significant collaboration from all varied fields within neuroscience to unravel the secrets of medical science’s “final frontier” – the human brain.
Today, Mark and Margaret sent the following email to staff celebrating Michele Waldner’s Twenty-Fifth Anniversary at CHC: Dear CHC of Middletown and Clinton staff, On this beautiful summer day, we want to share with everyone an appreciation , and offer congratulations, to one of our CHC staff—Michele Waldner. Twenty five years ago—25 years! – On July 18th, 1988, a young, bright, enthusiastic Michele Waldner joined the CHC of Middletown dental practice as our dental office manager. Michele did a great job…
This week Mark and Margaret speak with surgeon, entrepreneur and philanthropist Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong who is Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s new CEO Council on Health and Innovation. Dr. Soon-Shiong discusses the Council’s efforts to construct an information superhighway for healthcare that is poised to revolutionize care delivery, payment models, evidence-based treatments and outcomes in health care.
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Ashish Jha, Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health and Special Adviser for Quality and Safety to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Jha talks about his research into health care systems that are improving quality while containing costs in this country, and the potential for the Affordable Care Act to help achieve these goals.
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with former USDA Secretary Dan Glickman, now a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Mr. Glickman co-chairs the Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative and discusses the Center’s campaign to promote better use of the Farm Bill resources which subsidize farmers as well as those receiving food assistance to more positively impact health costs by targeting drivers of obesity.