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July 2020 Terry Fulmer, Christopher F. Koller, President,
The COVID-19 crisis is driving an all-out call for major public policy changes in nursing homes. In a new blog post copublished with The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF), JAHF President Terry Fulmer and Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller go a step further, envisioning the end of the nursing home industry itself. More
June 2020 Erica Brown,
Incorporating eConsults into programs like Medicaid and government employee health benefit programs could potentially make a difference in a very important, very expensive area: specialty care. More
June 2020 Richard Shonk, MD, PhD,
A recent Milbank Quarterly study by Benjamin F. Crabtree and colleagues about leadership at the primary care practice level identified 11 attributes of leadership within successful primary care practices. In a companion Milbank blog, Richard Shonk, chief medical officer for The Health Collaborative in Cincinnati, Ohio, applies the leadership model proposed to Maslow’s theory of human motivation and his own experience working with primary care teams on practice transformation. More
May 2020 Diane Rittenhouse,
Like New Orleans 15 years ago, the United States has an opportunity in the wake of disaster to prioritize health care services that most benefit population health. More
May 2020 Jennifer Sullivan,
Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration Secretary Jennifer Sullivan never expected to be running the state’s health care and social services from her kitchen table. More
May 2020 Shreya Kangovi, Margaret O'Kane,
One day last month, New York City Health and Hospitals community health worker Kasha Caesar got a call from a distraught older woman named Eleanor.… More
May 2020 Joan Kwiatkowski,
Joan Kwiatkowski, chief executive officer of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly Rhode Island, discusses how competition between health care providers plays a significant role in this paradox and how the COVID pandemic has disrupted this dynamic. More
May 2020 Kody H. Kinsley,
How North Carolina is maintaining community behavioral health services, safeguarding state health care facilities, and more in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. More
April 2020 Deven McGraw,
Ensuring the flow of health information is critical to meeting the challenges of COVID-19 by for example, facilitating telehealth and reporting of data related to the pandemic. More
April 2020 Christopher F. Koller, President, Anthony Shih,
The COVID-19 pandemic poses grave threats to our country’s fragile primary care system. In a new blog post co-published with the United Hospital Fund (UHF), Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller and UHF President Anthony Shih, MD, point out that commercial insurers in many places can do more to protect primary care’s viability. More
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