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David Nash

Open enrollment in the year 2020

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:00 AM
During this open enrollment season, working families receive in the mail a set of instructions enabling them to select their health insurance carrier and make some important family decisions regarding anticipated spending for healthcare services in the coming year. I’d like to make some predictions... Read more

Obamacare or Not, American Health Care Is About to Be Transformed

Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 6:00 AM
Our nation stands at a population health crossroad, exemplified in part by a new law. Whatever your politics, healthcare delivery in our country will never be the same. We have a lot of work to do. We must work hard to reduce the unexplained variation in health care services. We must reduce disparities... Read more

Population Health is the Future of Health Care and Here is How You Can Learn About It

Monday, March 3, 2014, 6:00 AM
Health reform means, in part, practicing a different kind of medical care. This new care will focus on the care of entire populations that we serve, not just on individual patients. While every individual is, of course, important, the healthcare system will soon be held accountable for outcomes of... Read more

We Need a Revolution in Physician Training to Promote Efficient Care

Monday, February 10, 2014, 6:00 AM
After four years of medical school, physicians enter that “twilight zone” known as residency training. This intensive, hazing-like program of on-the-job training is characterized by very long hours and increasing levels of responsibility. I’m sure many readers have been in the great... Read more

Why Pennsylvania Business Needs Health Reform

Monday, November 18, 2013, 6:00 AM
A delivery truck carrying your company’s goods is detoured more than 100 miles around a closed bridge, causing it to be late in getting key parts to a supplier, not to mention wasting gasoline and incurring extra labor costs. The decaying bridge could not be repaired because the annual budget... Read more

A shift toward improving patient safety in medical education

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 6:00 AM
In recent months, I have been witness to a genuine groundswell of interest in improving the methods in which patient safety measures are taught, across the board, in medical education. In January, there was the release by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) of “Teaching for Quality... Read more

Prix fixe menu offers more value for health care payments

Friday, March 1, 2013, 6:00 AM
The Field Clinic is pleased to present the inaugural guest blog by Dr. David Nash, the Founding Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health where he is the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy. My mother prefers restaurants that offer a complete meal for a set price... 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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