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December 15, 2015

Health Care Research Can Be Patient-Centric Too

When we think about the health care research process, we usually think about scientists and other research-related professionals. PCORI is changing that dynamic. PCORI was created in 2010, through the Affordable Care Act, “to improve the quality and relevance of evidence available to help patients, caregivers, clinicians, employers, insurers, and policy-makers to make informed health decisions”.

May 14, 2015

Jobs That Pay Off in More Ways Than One

Pennsylvania hospitals are proud of the part they play in providing “#JobsThatPay,” to borrow Governor Wolf’s apt phrase (and hashtag) and important goal.

August 15, 2014

Brave Hospitals

HAP recently stepped out of its comfort zone, and took a journey in to unchartered territory when we adopted our new strategic plan. The plan is different, bold, and I believe, brave as well.

May 09, 2014

Keys to Successful Hospital-Community Health Center Partnerships

The new world of health care into which we have all been thrust is forcing providers across the continuum to learn how to better work with one another. The incentives aren’t yet totally aligned, but are moving in the right direction. Hospitals and community health centers, both critical resources in the community, need to move in the right direction as well.

January 10, 2014

New Future for Behavioral Health Care—Where Are We Headed?

The health care community has long-struggled to find the best way to effectively care for behavioral health patients. Early in my tenure, I spoke with hospital leaders who were providing extensive uncompensated care to patients with mental illness.

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