Blog post by Brian Castrucci Brian Castrucci is the Chief Program and Strategy Officer at the de Beaumont Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Brian spent a decade working in state and local health departments. Brian is pursuing his doctorate in public health leadership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School […]

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.”  – (credited to, but not said by  W. Edwards Deming) Introduction If you are 50 years of age or older you are a Baby Boomer. By 2030, there will be 77 million people over the age of 65 in the U.S. alone.  The […]

Blog post by Joe Babaian Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood – Steven Covey Is your doctor really present during your visit? – Suzanne Koven M.D. We’ve all been there. At the bank, the grocery store, the mall, the clinic, and the hospital: We spend a few minutes explaining what we want and we get […]

Blog post by Colin Hung Over the past several weeks on #hcldr we have tackled a number of important and “deep” subjects: Interoperability Population Health ACSO Framework on the value of cancer care Privacy Sugar and it’s impact on health and health care Since this the final holiday long weekend of the summer here in […]

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD We need to start talking about how our food supply is making many of us sick. “Sugar high” is the term used to describe the cascade of responses after eating high sugar foods. High sugar loads, especially of pure sugar, trigger a rapid release of insulin to counteract the […]

Blog post by Pam Ressler, Jodi Sperber, Wendy Sue Swanson and Colleen Young In health, do our assumptions and experience regarding privacy prevent harm or impede innovation? This is what we will address at Stanford Medicine X in September during our panel discussion with Susannah Fox, Pam Ressler, Wendy Sue Swanson, Jodi Sperber and Colleen […]

Blog post by Stacey Tinianov and Janet Freeman-Daily On June 22nd, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) published a conceptual framework for assessing the value of new cancer treatment options based on clinical benefit, toxicities/side effects, and cost. The document is incredibly significant for patients in that the framework allows for a person-centered patient-provider discussion […]


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