Category Archives: Health Policy and Management

Wonderful Guest EMPH Lecturer This Weekend

One of the best aspects of the EMPH program is that it provides us with the opportunity to have industry leading guest lecturers.  This weekend we were fortunate to have Richard A. Barasch the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal American Corp.  who lead … Continue reading

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Working to Improve Health, from Haiti to Greece

Jason Friesen, EMT-P, is a student in the Executive MPH class at Mailman (’12), and lives in Port-au-Prince where he is the Country Representative for Project HOPE, an international health aid organization. He can be contacted at jfriesen@projecthope.org The Pandemic … Continue reading

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The Future is Now: One Hospital’s Response to the Imperatives of Health Reform.

Guest Lecturer: Art Gianelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of NuHealth System Date: 1/9/11 . 1-4pm Location: 8th floor auditorium of the ARB (722 W 168th St.). Arthur A. Gianelli is a graduate of Columbia University Mailman School of Public … Continue reading

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Columbia MPH Professors Identify Reasons For Poor Life-Expectancy Rankings For Americans

LIFE EXPECTANCY In an article published in the November issue of Health Affairs and featured in the New York Times this week, Columbia University professors in the School of Public Health discuss their findings for the cause of the low life-expectancy … Continue reading

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Professor Michael Sparer Discusses Health Care Reform

Do you miss taking a class with Professor Sparer?  You always wanted to extend the core and get more hours of lecture.  Well, now you can. Listen to this Q&A with Professor Michael Sparer, Chair of the Department of Health … Continue reading

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Geiger Published in Pharmaceutical Representative

Michael Geiger’s  (EMPH 2010) Issues & Approaches to Health Policy paper focused on the ramifications of a National Healthcare system (defined as a government run, single payer, tax financed system without third party payer involvement) on the pharmaceutical industry. Subsequent … Continue reading

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Medicaid and the U.S. Path to National Health Insurance

The following appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Great Expectations – The Obama Administration and Health Care Reform Health Care 2009: Medicaid and the U.S. Path to National Health Insurance Michael Sparer, Ph.D., J.D. The 2008 presidential election has … Continue reading

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Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

For those of you who would like to read the White House  memoradum, which is pretty much a cease and desist order, you can click here for a copy of it. Depending on your political leaning, this is either the beginning … Continue reading

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Legislative and Activism Notes From Around the Horn

MObama Wants Journalist Gupta for Surgeon General AARP officials today touted healthcare reform as the key to resolving the nation’s economic crisis and urged prompt congressional action to rein in the soaring costs of Medicare and other government programs as … Continue reading

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Boston Globe: Lobbies backing health reforms

The Boston Globe is reporting that the very groups that helped to thwart health care reform 16 years ago, are now pushing for some of the very reforms they were against. WASHINGTON – Powerful special interest groups that helped torpedo … Continue reading

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