Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Professor Gil Welch
reviews the history of thyroid cancer diagnosis and mortality in light of the latest USPSTF recommendation against screening for the disease.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Health Economics and Policy professor Ellen Meara
takes a closer look at the ways in which forces shaping health and health care have more to do with economics and social policy than with any particular medical treatment or procedure.
Monday, April 03, 2017
In this article, Health Economics and Policy professor Jon Skinner
, uses behavioral economics to propose four general principles for health insurance reform to help ensure that the currently insured will not lose their coverage.
Friday, August 12, 2016
The Thankyou team traveled to Nepal with One Heart World-Wide to see the incredible work they do, and also see first-hand the situation and solution. They interviewed MHCDS current student Surya Bhatta
'18 who is the Program Director for One Heart World-Wide.
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
MHCDS alum Jean Pierre Nyemazi'14
, contributed to the writing of this article lead by Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health, Rwanda.
Sunday, August 07, 2016
Professor Ellen Meara
co-writes an article describing the governments efforts and outcomes to combat the growing prescription painkiller addiction crisis.
Friday, July 08, 2016
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Professor Dale Vidal
, who will continue her work with MHCDS, has left DHMC and joined Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital as executive director of its new multi-specialty clinic and a member of the hospital’s senior leadership team.
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Professor Jeff Weiss will step down from teaching Negotiations with the MHCDS Program so he may focus on his newest endeavor as President of Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
As a guest on NPR's "The Diane Rehm Show," Ellen Meara, associate professor of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and adjunct associate professor of economics, discusses the recent study by two Princeton economists that analyzed health and mortality data, and concluded that death rates for white men and women aged 45 to 54 have been climbing. (Audio begins at approximately 13:16.)
Friday, October 23, 2015
Recognized by Apple as a distinguished program for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Professor Gil Welch
discusses how DCIS (the earliest form of breast cancer) is the poster child of the need for a new research agenda in American medicine -- research on when it's safe, even beneficial, to have less medical care.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Professors Elizabeth Teisberg and Scott Wallace team up again to discuss that while the goal of higher value is now widely accepted, a persistent question arises: “Value for whom?” The unequivocal answer is value for patients.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
This Focus on Faculty Q&A
is part of an ongoing series of interviews exploring what keeps Dartmouth professors busy inside—and outside—the classroom.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The Supreme Court’s pending decision in the King v. Burwell case will answer whether millions of people will keep their insurance subsidies, but it’s likely that no patient in America can answer the simple question, “Is my doctor good?”
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Punam Anand Keller
, the Charles Henry Jones Third Century Professor of Management, will assume the new role of associate dean for innovation and growth.
Monday, June 08, 2015
Two Dartmouth College alumni are each giving $10 million to the Ivy League school to create ‘‘academic clusters’’ aimed at addressing global challenges.
Friday, May 29, 2015
helps University of Iowa Health Care launch a new virtual clinic service that allows Iowans to check in with health care providers through their computer, tablet or smartphone.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
The work of Professors Gil Welch
(overdiagnosis) and Jon Skinner
(analysis of Medicare data) are featured in Atul Gawande's newest article about the unnecessary medical care that is harming patients physically and financially and what can be done to fix it.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Professors Elizabeth Teisberg
and Scott Wallace
bring to light the results of a recent study analyzing National Hospital Ratings Systems and how the current metrics being used are actually blocking improvements and confusing patients.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Professor Scott Wallace
is interviewed by Erinn Hutkins about the the causes of lengthy patient waiting room times and how hospitals and clinics are strategizing to reduce it without reducing satisfaction. “Patients need to recognize that the ‘right’ practitioner doesn’t always have M.D. after her name.”
Friday, March 06, 2015
How much medical care is too much medical care? It's a personal decision, of course. But as physician H. Gilbert Welch
writes in his new book, the more scans, biopsies, and genetic tests you get, the higher the odds that doctors will discover something abnormal about you. Listen to more...
Friday, February 20, 2015
Professor Gil Welch
shares his thoughts on the question "Will globalization and technological innovation fix medical care?"
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Professors Scott Wallace
and Elizabeth Teisberg
breakdown the three most incorrect assumptions that continue to mislead HR Executives when it comes to healthcare.
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Audio Interview: Professor Gil Welch
and Jose Montero MHCDS'13
discuss how some in the medical field worry about the potential for over-diagnosis and overtreatment, while others feel that if widespread testing can save even one life, it's worth it.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
In this post Professor Scott Wallace
look at how rethinking the design of EHRs can better balance the different strategic needs within care delivery organizations.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Geoffrey McCullen MHCDS'13 is a founding member of a new affiliation of independent doctors in Lincoln called OneHealth Nebraska.
Professor Scott Wallace
's commentary focuses on how EHRs are mostly designed for volume-based reimbursement, ensuring that information needed to bill for appointments and procedures is collected; despite claims about how they improve safety and efficiency.
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
The setting is South Korea, where, over the last two decades, the incidence of thyroid cancer has increased fifteenfold. Nowhere in the world is the rate of any cancer growing faster. An Op-Ed written by Professor Gil Welch
, based on his newest research published in The New England Journal of Medicine
this week (Vol. 371 No. 19).
Monday, October 27, 2014
As accountable care organizations and providers start to absorb population health risks, chronic disease remains a daunting challenge. Typically lifelong and often lifestyle-affected, chronic diseases drive more than 75 percent of all healthcare spending. While success in this space is key to bending the cost curve, healthcare is failing at the task. Co-written by Professors Scott Wallace
and Elizabeth Teisberg
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
In this blog, Professor Scott Wallace
discusses the pitfalls of narrow networks, how Intel harnessed high-value care, and possible guidelines for optimizing your network.
Friday, September 19, 2014
When Benjamin Anderson MHCDS'16 took over as CEO of Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kan., last June, he saw a lot of room for growth, particularly in the obstetrics department. (article begins on page 7)
Monday, September 15, 2014
With websites such as TripAdvisor and Expedia, where personal travel experiences help you improve your own travels, becoming more and more popular, Professor Punam Keller
suggests that hospitals get on board and take note of what's happening because the world of transparency and competition has arrived at your door.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
This article discusses the benefits of the Master of Health Care Delivery Science run jointly by the Tuck School and The Dartmouth Institute. Some participants "were so enthused by the skills and knowledge they learnt on their programme, and the interaction between the participants, that they have gone on to establish an independent consultancy practice."
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Greg Makoul MHCDS'13 discusses the details of a recently developed pilot program supported by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and a non-profit called Community Solutions and inspired by his Action Learning Project. This pilot program focuses on reducing emergency-department visits.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Features a new Dartmouth study that examined the painkillers prescribed to Americans who are too disabled to work. "Almost half - over 40% - filled a prescription for opiates in a year and one in five was filling six or more prescriptions per year," says Ellen Meara
, an associate professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Today you’d be hard pressed to find many normal children who have had their tonsils removed. That’s not because we cured tonsillitis in some way. It’s because, in large part, Jack Wennberg brought data to the fight.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Professor Punam Keller
, who has been at Dartmouth since 1998, recently spoke with Dartmouth Now about her work in social marketing, her family, which TV series she watches when she’s working out, and the best piece of advice she’s ever heard.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Professor Jeff Weiss
has posted a new blog on Harvard Business Review. "There’s a popular misconception that in a negotiation you can either “win” or preserve your relationship with your counterpart — your boss, a customer, a business partner — but you can’t do both."
Saturday, June 07, 2014
Kevin Bock'14 was interviewed by Modern Healthcare to discuss North-Shore LIJ's High Potential Development Program.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Joshua Kim, Director of Digital Learning Initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning, shares his opinion after reading NYT article Business School Disrupted.
Monday, May 19, 2014
As voted on by Tuck School's graduating Class of 2014, Professor Chris Trimble will be presented with a Teaching Excellence award during commencement weekend.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
In this NY Times op-ed, MHCDS faculty member, Gil Welch, MD, describes the misalignment of incentives for screening test versus diagnosis test embedded in the Affordable Care Act.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
“This case shows that for hospitals, there is a real tension between the benefits of consolidation—better integration of care—and the costs related to market power,” said Professor Bob Hansen
when discussing the ProMedica case.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Dean Paul Danos, who led the launch of the MHCDS Program, will not seek reappointment for a sixth term in June 2015. By the end of his fifth term, nearly 50 percent of Tuck’s 10,000-plus living alumni will have graduated under his deanship.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
U.S. Biathlon team physician Ed Merrens ’88, MED ’94, MHCDS ’13, will more likely be out skiing with a wax technician to determine course conditions before a race than tending to medical emergencies at the Sochi Olympic Games.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Publicity surrounding the implementation of patient decision support interventions (DESIs) traditionally focuses on two areas of improvement: helping patients make better decisions AND lowering health care spending. The use of patient decision support interventions as a means
Monday, November 04, 2013
In this op-ed, Vijay Govindarajan, the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business, and a colleague use nine private hospitals in India as a model for how U.S. hospitals can reduce cost and improve quality.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
MHCDS Class of 2013 graduates Gregory Makoul and Kevin Curtis will be presenting on "Delivering Value Through Emergency Department—Medical Home Coordination" at the 25th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. Their session is scheduled on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 9:30 AM.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
In this op-ed, H. Gilbert Welch discusses a concept first introduced by TDI emeritus professor John Wennberg in the 1960s that he says is still relevant today: variations in medical care across different regions of the United States. According to Welch, as a result of Wennberg's efforts to catalog medical care patterns in the 1990s, the Dartmouth Atlas was born.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Determined to improve the lives of the sickest residents of Camden, New Jersey—one of America’s poorest cities—Brenner constructed a searchable database and geographic mapping of discharge data from all patients at Camden’s hospitals and discovered that a very small number of patients...
Monday, August 26, 2013
Modern Healthcare's annual ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare honors individuals in healthcare who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential individuals in the industry, in terms of leadership and impact. This year's 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare will be honored in a special feature in Modern Healthcare's August 26, 2013 edition.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Dr. Jeff Brenner
(Population Health Professor) discusses how Camden, the poorest and most violent city in America, is surprisingly ahead of the curve in Healthcare.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Rafael Barrera '14 and Tara Laumenede '13 are featured prominently in this Newsday article on robotics in patient care.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Two years from now, what will doctors be saying about the Affordable Care Act?
Friday, June 21, 2013
The inaugural class of the Master of Health Care Delivery Science received their degrees on June 9, 2013. Michael Lachenmayer and Barbara Barnett weigh in, along with Katy Milligan and George Newcomb.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Joshua Kim, Director of Learning & Technology, writes about higher education, MOOCs, and what faculty should worry about.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Our own Kathryn Duevel, MD, MHCDS '13, has been appointed to the seven-member MNSure board, charged with operating Minnesota's health insurance exchange.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Former New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg believes that TDI holds the key to solving the Medicare conundrum.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth has named Elliott S. Fisher
as the director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Elliott Fisher co-authors this WSJ opinion piece on ACOs, noting that they provide a "flexible, evolving approach to payment reform that is creating a market for creative approaches to health care."
Friday, March 01, 2013
Elliott Fisher joins the debate about how and when to pay for retirement health care for the baby boom generation.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
ACHE, the American College of Healthcare Executives, has selected William A. Nelson, PhD, as an Honorary Fellow. Nelson will receive his honorary fellowship on March 10, 2013, during the ACHE's 56th Congress on Healthcare Leadership.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Kevin Curtis '13, Robin Lunge '13, Bret Anderson '13 and Vicki Loner '14 are featured in this Valley News article about MHCDS' first graduating class.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Wall Street Journal
turns to several leaders in the health care industry—including Dartmouth’s H. Gilbert Welch
and Elliott Fisher
—with the following question: “What single change could be made to the current health-care reimbursement system to help bring down costs?”
Friday, February 22, 2013
Tuck and MHCDS professor Punam Anand Keller delivers the 25th Presidential Lecture on “Building Theory by Breaking Boundaries: Health and Wealth Choice-Making.” Keller explains how social marketing in efforts such as employee wellness programs or retirement benefit enrollment can reduce functional helplessness and help people make active positive choices. View Keller's lecture here
Friday, February 15, 2013
Responding to a Valley News editorial
faculty directors Bob Hansen and Eric Wadsworth have no reservations about applying the principles of management to the problems of health care delivery.
Thursday, February 07, 2013
In a story about end-of-life care, the Los Angeles Times
details a new study co-authored by Julie Bynum, an associate professor at TDI and an associate professor of medicine and community and family medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine.The study, entitled “Change in End-of-Life Care for Medicare Beneficiaries,” is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
. Read the full story
published 2/5/13 in the Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Brown University's Alpert Medical School is introducing a program meant to teach primary care doctors to think beyond the care of individual patients. MHCDS gets a nice shout out as an alternate model for experienced health care leaders. Read the full article here
Bloomberg.com gives a nice shout out to the MHCDS Class of 2013 on the eve of its Investiture ceremony. Read the full article here
Friday, January 25, 2013
Christiana Care Vice President and Chief Information Officer Randy Gaboriault has been recognized by IDG’s Computerworld
magazine as a 2013 Premier 100 IT Leader honoree. Read Christiana's press release here
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The inaugural Master of Health Care Delivery Science class was celebrated at an Investiture ceremony on January 19, 2013.
Friday, January 04, 2013
VPR commentator Tom Blinkhorn discusses the inaugural MHCDS class and gives a shout-out to Robin Lunge and Jose Montero, who are advancing the cause of health care reform in Vermont and New Hampshire.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Gil Welch's Op-Ed in the New York Times,
based on a study he reported on in the New England Journal of Medicine
, calls into question the efficacy of mammography screening. Click here
to see Gil's illustrated discussion.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
With the threat of repeal gone, Tuck senior associate dean and MHCDS faculty director Robert Hansen considers what’s next for the health care law.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Fletcher Allen Health Care propose a new ACO partnership called OneCare. Elliott Fisher and Jim Weinstein are featured in this Valley News article discussing the challenges and opportunities of launching accountable care organizations.
DHMC launches a new model of coordinated care in Lebanon. In this Valley News article, MHCDS faculty member Ethan Berke MD explains how DHMC's newest facility will transform patient care.
Sunday, July 01, 2012
In the wake of the landmark Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act, professor Robert G. Hansen explains how the law does and doesn’t fix our dysfunctional health care system—and worries about some big unknowns.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Plenty of people disagree sharply about how the United States should overhaul its health care system. Just look at the short, unhappy life of the Affordable Care Act, which will cover tens of millions of previously uninsured Americans. After a year of bitter political infighting, it passed by only the slightest of margins. And this week, almost two years before much of the law takes effect, the Supreme Court will hear three days of oral arguments on the question of its constitutionality. The law might not see its third birthday.
Thursday, February 02, 2012
In this fourth installment of Dartmouth Now’s “Transformational Change: Lessons in Health Care Delivery Science” series, MHCDS student Dr. Bonni Curran talks about wanting to better understand public policy and health policy to apply to her work in developing countries.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
In this third installment of Dartmouth Now’s “Transformational Change: Lessons in Health Care Delivery Science” series, MHCDS student U.S. Navy Commander Matt Grimes says he’ll use lessons from Dartmouth in his work trying to reduce costs as Navy medicine carries out its critical mission.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
In this second installment of Dartmouth Now’s “Transformational Change: Lessons in Health Care Delivery Science” series, MHCDS student Dr. Kenneth Rosenfield ’77 of Massachusetts General Hospital explains how he’s bringing new knowledge to the national cardiology programs he organizes.
Monday, January 30, 2012
In this first installment of a week-long series, Dartmouth Now features stories from the master’s program at the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science. The program, which welcomed its first class of students in July 2011, is committed to the value-based improvement of health care delivery—achieving better outcomes for the same or lower costs—that is scientifically, ethically, and managerially sound.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The Vermont project is one of 10 formed during the first of four residential periods in the Master of Health Care Delivery Science program, which draws on the expertise of Tuck and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
One of the great mysteries of our time is why the United States spends 50 percent more on health care than any other country, yet is ranked 37th among nations in health care system performance. On July 5, 47 health care professionals—doctors, nurses, and senior administrators—will arrive in Hanover to embark on a unique search for clues to this conundrum of value.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
For the last six months, faculty teams from Tuck and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) have been taking part in an intensive series of seminars in preparation for Dartmouth’s new Master of Health Care Delivery Science program.
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Delivering quality health care is one of the greatest challenges facing the next generation of business leaders. Meeting it, says Dartmouth president Jim Yong Kim, means harnessing the college's vast resources—including Tuck's management expertise.