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Senator Green: Improve Obamacare, don’t repeal it

| Jul 18, 2017 | Hawaii

Hawaii has long been a health care leader. In 1974 the landmark Prepaid Healthcare Act was passed by the Hawaii Legislature enabled us to insure most of our citizens by mandating that any working individual (more than 20 hours per week) received employer-sponsored health insurance. Since that time, Hawaii has...[ Read More ]

In Qliance's Wake: Lessons for DPC

| Jul 5, 2017 | Washington

Last month, DJ Wilson reflected on the announced closure of Qliance with general conclusions about the healthcare industry. However, some of his comments about primary care were inaccurate as they relate to the current market. One of the major issues regarding the Qliance experience is that the reasons for their...[ Read More ]

Guest column: Independence and free market under attack in Texas

| Mar 23, 2017 | Texas

Editor's note: Dr. de Moor contacted us after our recent coverage of the freestanding ER issue in the Texas legislature. We invited her to submit a column to provide additional perspective from freestanding ER practitioners. State of Reform strives to be a neutral venue -- both at our conferences and our...[ Read More ]

Looking beyond medical claims data to understand the social determinants of health

| Aug 25, 2016

Ralph Perfetto, Chief Analytics Officer at Eliza Corporation, joins State of Reform's Executive Outlook to talk about how our health systems rely too much on medical claims data to understand the health habits of their population. He proposes that it is time for leaders to be more innovative in their...[ Read More ]

Executive Outlook: Rhonda Medows, M.D., on expanding the reach of meaningful use data

| May 3, 2016 | California, Oregon, Washington

Rhonda Medows, M.D., and executive vice president of Population Health for Providence Health & Services joins State of Reform’s Executive Outlook guest column. The not-for-profit Catholic health care organization has 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, a health plan and more than 83,000 employees across five states – Alaska, California, Montana,...[ Read More ]

Executive Outlook: Becky Hultberg on the questions that arise as Alaska implements SB 74

| Apr 18, 2016 | Alaska

Becky Hultberg, President & CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA), joins State of Reform to talk about next steps for SB 74, the omnibus health care reform bill. Hultberg considers the sections of this bill that may raise questions for agencies and providers as they...[ Read More ]

Executive Outlook: Stephen Rose & Barbra Nault on complying with Alaska's Medicaid False Claims Act

, | Apr 18, 2016 | Alaska

Stephen Rose, Managing Partner of Hall, Render, Killian, Health & Lyman, P.C. Seattle area office and Barbra Nault, Managing Partner of its Anchorage Office join State of Reform to talk about the changes that providers will experience with the implementation of Alaska’s historic Medicaid Reform bill SB 74.  Rose and...[ Read More ]

Executive Outlook: Mudit Garg, technology has "utterly failed" our clinicians

JJ Lee | Feb 15, 2016 | California

Mudit Garg joins State of Reform’s Executive Outlook as a guest columnist. He serves as the CEO and Founder of analyticsMD, an early stage prescriptive analytics firm based in Silicon Valley. Backed by premier investors such as YCombinator, Mudit and his team build closed-loop solutions that can prescribe actions from...[ Read More ]

Executive Outlook: Bills supporting DSOs will address dental access issues

| Jan 20, 2016 | Washington

Jeffrey Sulitzer, DMD, joins us as an Executive Outlook guest columnist. Dr. Sulitzer has been a licensed, practicing dentist since 1985 and is currently the Chief Clinical Officer for Gentle Dental, a DSO which has been serving dental patients in Washington State for over 30 years. The State Legislature is...[ Read More ]

Executive Outlook: Corporate influence in delivery of dental care

| Jan 12, 2016 | Washington

Bryan Edgar, DDS, joins State of Reform's Executive Outlook as a guest columnist. Dr. Edgar has been practicing dentistry in Federal Way for more than 30 years. He holds the rank of colonel (retired) in the U.S. Army Reserve and serves as president of the Washington State Dental Association.  ...[ Read More ]