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Jun 12, 2015

Transparency: A Path to Defining Quality Health Care

Government regulators monitor it. Insurers have strong opinions about it. Consumers need information about it to guide their medical decisions. But what is quality health care?

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Jun 09, 2015

Final Days, or Dawn of a New Age for Academic Medicine?

A dying beast? Fated for extinction? Dead on arrival? The recent musings of industry analysts about the future of academic medical centers (AMCs) inspire more panic than confidence these days. Long considered the showpiece for American health care, AMCs have also been an important financial anchor for universities. But times are changing.

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Apr 27, 2015

Trending in Health Care: Twitter as a Research Tool

Should patients who develop complications after surgery return to the same hospital?

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Mar 17, 2015

When did computers and engineering become something that men do?

Cynthia Furse’s teenage daughter was skilled in math and science and had voiced an interest in engineering. But based on a career aptitude test that showed she liked helping people, a school counselor insisted nursing was a better fit. Why nursing and not medical school – or engineering, for that matter? And why should engineering be perceived as incompatible with wanting to help people, Furse wondered.

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