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Conversations at the heart of moving health care forward.

Lessons from organized crime for improving health care

When Dr. John Wasson was in medical school, he worked at an east coast resort that hosted well-known members of organized crime families. Reflecting back on this experience after a full career as a primary care physician and geriatrician, and as a member of the faculty at Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Wasson sees lessons from organized crime that can be applied to a disorganized U.S. healthcare system: Don’t damage the host, protect the brand and adapt aggressively. How can we use these lessons to position the patient as the most important part of care delivery?

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Podcast Guest

John Wasson, MD Emeritus Distinguished Professor, Dartmouth Medical School

Podcast Host

L. Gordon Moore, MD Senior Medical Director, Clinical Strategy and Value-based Care

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Making the move from volume to value

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Data analytics: Extracting the signal from the noise

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Physician burnout: How can we improve the work of care?

In this episode, Dr. Gordon Moore talks with Dr. Christine Sinsky, Vice President for Professional Satisfaction with the American Medical Association (AMA) and a national leader in studying the connection […]

Caring for the caregivers

What gets between people and better health outcomes? Many initiatives focus on improving the health of patient populations, but when it comes to the health of the healthcare workforce, are […]

On the frontlines of collaborative care

When a patient’s chronic conditions are compounded by depression, it’s a recipe for adverse outcomes and high healthcare costs. Dr. Paul Ciechanowski, a national leader in developing evidence-based models of collaborative care describes a new way forward.

So many measures

How do we develop quality measures that help improve care outcomes without creating more work for physicians? Dr. Michael Barr of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) discusses the drive to create measures that are timely and relevant.

Telemedicine: Enhancing access to improve outcomes

What happens when you need health care, but the services just aren’t available in your hometown? Telemedicine pioneer Barb Johnston explains how quality suffers when people don’t have easy access to caregivers—and how telemedicine is changing lives.