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Health Care Quality as a Scientific Endeavor

by Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Excerpted from from the Foreword of Quality Health Care: A Guide to Developing and Using Indicators, Second Edition, by Robert C. Lloyd. (Available Sept. 1, 2017) … Continue reading

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The Effort to Repeal and Replace the ACA Moves to the Senate

By Sara Wilensky, JD, PhD Co-author of Essentials of Health Policy and Law, 3rd Edition In a political surprise (how many have there been?), the House of Representatives passed a modified version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on … Continue reading

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“Delivering Health Care in America” Authors Celebrate 20 Years with New 7th Edition Coming in October

By Leiyu Shi, DrPH, MBA, MPA, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health & Douglas A. Singh, PhD, MBA, Indiana University at South Bend, School of Business and Economics Authors, Delivering Health Care in America, 7th Edition (Available Oct. 13, … Continue reading

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Reducing the Angst of Group Projects

By Sharon Buchbinder, RN, PhD Author of Introduction to Health Care Management, 3rd Edition Does any of this sound familiar? “I hate group projects! This is a waste of my time!” “Why can’t you just give us individual assignments?” “Suzy … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead for the Affordable Care Act?

By Donna K. Hammaker, MGA, JD Author of Health Care Management and the Law, 2nd Edition & Health Care Ethics and the Law, 1st Edition The current political situation makes it probable that changes will be made to the Affordable … Continue reading

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5 Classroom Assignments That Revive the Art of Letter Writing

By Sharon Buchbinder, RN, PhD Author of Introduction to Health Care Management, 3rd Edition Once upon a time, before computers, Internet, email, and texting, there was something known as the “letter.” This ancient form of communication provided people who did … Continue reading

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Now What? A Health Policy Expert’s Analysis on the Demise of the AHCA

By Sara Wilensky, JD, PhD Co-author of Essentials of Health Policy and Law, 3rd Edition After a flurry of behind-the-scenes arm-twisting by President Trump and negotiations with members of their own party, the Republican leadership tabled the American Health Care … Continue reading

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Lots of Focus on the ACA, Meanwhile MACRA Is Here to Stay

While the recent headlines are focused on the potential repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), another health care law is moving forward, unobstructed. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was passed in 2015 with full … Continue reading

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Award Winning Biostatistics Educator Lisa Sullivan Explores the Best Strategies for Getting Students Engaged in Learning

Studies reveal that learners retain only 5% of what they learn from a lecture. That number jumps to 50% when a student is engaged in a group discussion. If the student is teaching someone else, the learning retention rate mushrooms … Continue reading

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Author Bob Friis Reveals His Secrets for Making Epi Fun for Undergrads

In a this webinar recorded on March 24, Bob Friis, author of Epidemiology 101, explores ways to get undergraduate students engaged and interested in learning about epidemiology. “Epidemiology is often a required prerequisite course for non-majors who are not focused … Continue reading

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