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Tine Hansen Turton

Pennsylvania must make it easier for providers to join Medicaid

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 6:00 AM
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the most significant piece of healthcare legislation in a generation. Its central role was reinforced by the Supreme Court’s decision last month to uphold subsidies on the federal insurance exchange. Equally important is Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to... Read more

Philadelphia needs more behavioral health providers to bring care for body and mind together

Friday, February 27, 2015, 9:00 AM
How different are your mind and your body? For centuries, health care has treated them separately both in philosophy and practice. Physical ailments were considered different from mental ailments, and they were treated in different ways and by different kinds of practitioners. And just as important... Read more

Coming soon to a drug store near you – retail health care

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:00 AM
It’s hard to miss the signs on chain drug stores around the region. Fast, efficient, quality health care services are available within – the same place where you buy your drugs and other health care supplies. This new kind of venture is known as a retail clinic, where you can see a health... Read more

Health Care Holds Lessons That Can Heal Education

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 6:00 AM
America’s education system can learn a lot from health care. Our students might have a brighter future if we diagnosed and treated educational illnesses the way we diagnose medical ones - by using evidence-based methods. What are some symptoms of our educational illnesses? To start with, close... Read more

Fostering Innovation: What can Health Care Teach Education?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 6:00 AM
Disruptive innovations have transformed health care in recent years and brought about the greatest transformation of the system in a generation. Education’s turn could be next. The most obvious change is the Affordable Care Act, which brings coverage to millions of previously uninsured Americans... Read more

Retail-based Convenient Care Clinics Bring Quality Care to a Location Near You

Monday, January 27, 2014, 6:00 AM
Where can you find the accessible, affordable, quality healthcare that the Affordable Care Act promises to provide? One of the best places, and one you may have overlooked, is a local retail-based convenient care clinic. There are over 1,600 clinics in 39 states today. Their growth is expected to... Read more

Nurse-Led Primary Care is the Real Key to Obamacare’s Success

Friday, November 29, 2013, 6:00 AM
There is a lot of confusion and misinformation about how the world of health care is changing around us. Today’s concern might be a website that does not work for enrollment, but tomorrow’s real issue is the lack of an adequate primary care workforce to meet the needs of the newly insured... Read more
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Robert I. Field, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H. Professor, School of Law & Drexel School of Public Health
Jeffrey Brenner, MD Founder of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, Medical Director of the Urban Health Institute at Cooper University Healthcare
Andy Carter President & CEO, The Hospital & Healthsystem Assoc. of Pa.
Robert B. Doherty Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs & Public Policy American College of Physicians
David Grande, MD, MPA Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Tine Hansen-Turton Chief Strategy Officer of Public Health Management Corporation
Drew A. Harris, DPM, MPH Director of Health Policy Program at the Jefferson College of Population Health
Antoinette Kraus Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network
Laval Miller-Wilson Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Health Law Project
David B. Nash, MD, MBA Founding Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health
Mark V. Pauly, Ph.D. Professor of Health Care Management, Business Economics and Public Policy at The Wharton School
Howard J. Peterson, MHA Managing Partner of TRG Healthcare, a national healthcare consulting firm
Paula L. Stillman, MD, MBA Healthcare consultant with special expertise in population health and disease management
Elizabeth A. W. Williams Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer for Independence Blue Cross
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