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What They’re Watching: Crystal Wong, MD, UW Medicine

| Nov 14, 2022 | Washington

In this edition of our “What They’re Watching” series, Crystal Wong, MD, Associate Chief Digital Health Officer at University of Washington (UW) Medicine, discussed UW’s efforts to boost its digital footprint. That includes increased development of its direct patient service delivery, telemedicine programs, and virtual care services, she said.  UW...[ Read More ]

Q&A: UH Hilo’s Karen Pellegrin discusses efforts to correct medication use health disparities among Hawaii’s indigenous populations

| Nov 3, 2022 | Hawaii

Faculty at the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s (UH Hilo) Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) were recently awarded a $333,000 grant to develop a statewide infrastructure that identifies and works to correct existing medication use health disparities among Hawaii’s indigenous populations. The grant was administered through the CMS’...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Joe DeMattos, Health Facilities Association of Maryland

| Sep 13, 2022 | Maryland

As President of the Health Facilities Association of Maryland, Joe DeMattos is focused on improving care integration for the state’s long-term care settings, including skilled nursing, assisted living programs, and continuing care retirement communities. At our 2022 Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference, DeMattos said Maryland already has relatively...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Legal Aid Society of Hawaii’s Connie Liu on increasing health insurance navigation services

| Sep 7, 2022 | Hawaii

Connie Liu is the Community Engagement Managing Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, one of Hawaii’s oldest nonprofit civil law firms. With 11 offices statewide, the Legal Aid Society provides comprehensive services including legal aid, financial assistance, and health insurance navigation. The Legal Aid Society was recently awarded...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Adrienne Breidenstine, Behavioral Health System of Baltimore on 988 rollout

| Jul 25, 2022 | Maryland

Adrienne Breidenstine, MSW, is the Vice President of Policy and Communications at the Behavioral Health System of Baltimore (BHSB), a nonprofit organization that manages Baltimore City’s care system for individuals with substance use and mental health disorders.  In this Q&A, Breidenstine discusses the recent launch of the 988 Suicide and...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Dominick Pallone, Michigan Association of Health Plans

| Jul 21, 2022 | Michigan

Dominick Pallone, Executive Director of the Michigan Association of Health Plans (MAHP), is mainly focused on behavioral health and Medicaid reform at the legislative level through specialty integrated plans (SIPs).  We sat down with Pallone at our 2022 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference to discuss MAHP’s work in...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Jonathan Dayton, Maryland Rural Health Association

| Jul 21, 2022 | Maryland

Jonathan Dayton is the Executive Director of the Maryland Rural Health Association (MRHA). In this “What They’re Watching” video, Dayton highlights MRHA’s priorities for ensuring rural Marylanders have access to health services.      Telehealth has helped break down barriers to care for Maryland’s 18 rural counties. Dayton says MRHA...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Dulce Diez, Department of Health and Human Services

| Jul 12, 2022 | Utah

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Health Equity Director, Dulce Diez, said lowering the cost of primary care is the most important way to bridge the equity gap for underserved Utahns.  At our 2022 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Diez sat down with us to...[ Read More ]