Author Archives: Richard

Live Blogging: HIT Policy Committee

I am at the HIT Policy Committee Certification / Adoption Workgroup in Washington DC, blogging from my iPhone. This two day workgroup meeting is going to discuss the certification process for federal HIT policy. If you’d like to join, please … Continue reading

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Physician Heal Thyself?

The following appeared in The Washington Post Online. As both a physician and ordained minister, I am often called upon to heal. Whether hearts or bodies, minds or souls, healing is central to both professions. Surprisingly, I heard my President … Continue reading

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Introducing Max Nathan Sale

Max Nathan Sale born June 18th around 2 pm. 8lbs 11oz a little over 20 inches. Mom, baby…Chris, Darby and Emily are all doing superb

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Glied nominated to Federal Post

From Sherry Glied, Nominee for Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services Sherry Glied is Professor and Chair in the Department of Health Policy and Management of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. … Continue reading

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Alumni Summit for Public Health Leadership: June 3rd

Click here for more information about the Alumni Summit for Public Health Leadership.

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Thoughts from ISPOR conference (D. Frame EMPH ’09)

Comparative effectiveness research was the big topic at this meeting of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes researchers ( Speakers at a Tuesday plenary session included Hal Sox, Annals of Internal Medicine editor and chair of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) panel charged … Continue reading

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New Blogs Added to the Blog Roll, Twitter Feed Added

Just wanted to let you know about a new addition to the Blog Roll* courtesy of Kate Garrett.  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has created a blog to track health care reform.  They have also created a new Twitter account … Continue reading

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Dr. Craig: AmeriCares expanding domestic programs

For the  past two years, Dr. Edward V. Craig ( contributor and EMPH Class of 2007) has served on the Board of Global Medical Advisers for AmeriCares, an organization that works to channel donated medical supplies and medicines both internationally … Continue reading

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New Blogger

Just wanted to welcome a new blogger to the mix, Ali Attaie EMPH class of 2010. He join Kavita Kewalramani and I, both from the EMPH class of 2009. Ali’s first post was regarding the appointment of two Columbia Alumni … Continue reading

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Sherry Glied on Mental Illness in Health Affairs, MSNBC

Professor Sherry Glied has published the findings of a study in Health Affairs; also reported on the report’s findings.  From Health Affairs: Mental illness and its treatment are largely invisible. We use multiple publicly available data sources to evaluate … Continue reading

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