Focus on Policy

David Nash, MD, MBA, FACP, on the intersection of health and policy

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Shameful Outcomes

Abortion is today's hot topic in women's health, but we're overlooking an equally important one

April 28, 2023
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Primary Care -- Past, Present, and Future

Massive change is happening in the primary care marketplace, It's worth checking out

April 2, 2023
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Hospitals Bear Brunt of Financial Fallout From COVID

But there is an opportunity here to try new strategies to cope

February 27, 2023
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'Can You Hear Me Now?'

New rules allowing for over-the-counter hearing aid sales are a step in the right direction

January 30, 2023
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Who's At the Helm? The Evolving Role of the Physician Executive

Today's physician leaders need to focus attention on performance improvement

January 3, 2023
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You Can't Have One Without the Other!

Healthcare quality means nothing if equity isn't included

November 29, 2022
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The Opioid Crisis Is Still a National Threat

Its shape is changing slightly, but we must continue to battle this scourge

October 31, 2022
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Regulatory Policy for Biomedical Technologies: Time to Reboot!

Rapid development risks getting ahead of governance structures

September 26, 2022
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The Power of Data: Time to Use and Share It!

Strategic partnerships can help lead the way

August 29, 2022
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Hospital Monopoly: Changing the Game

Are hospital consolidations inherently bad for consumers?

July 29, 2022
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Academic Detailing: A Welcome Alternative to Pharma Marketing

This form of drug detailing is relatively unknown, but that's about to change

June 27, 2022
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Health Value: It Takes a Skilled Workforce

A new online institute works to hasten the movement to value-based healthcare

May 31, 2022
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Social Determinants of Health: Measuring What Matters

The pandemic shed light on the importance of addressing health equity in a variety of ways

April 29, 2022
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Managed Care Rediscovered

It could be part of the solution to many problems in the healthcare system

March 28, 2022
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