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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Molly Castaldo, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at MHCDS, collaborated with Glyn Elwyn and Paul Barr, both Professors at TDI, on this JAMA publication.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Luminita Enache, MHCDS Curriculum Specialist and Research Scholar at Tuck School, collaborated with Anup Srivastava, professor at Tuck School, to write and publish this article.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Professor Gil Welch was interviewed about a study he conducted with Professor and TDI Director Elliott Fisher that found wealthy Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with some types of cancer than poor people.

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.
Professor and MHCDS Faculty Director Ellen Meara was interviewed to discuss the many possible factors that are impacting the recently reported drop in life expectancy.

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

Professor Gil Welch's article, "Colorectal Cancer on the Decline — Why Screening Can’t Explain It All", was recently cited by Gina Kolata to support the basis of her article that "major diseases, like colon cancer, dementia and heart disease, are waning in wealthy countries."

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

Patrick Brophy'13 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

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.
Geoffrey McCullen MHCDS'13 is a founding member of a new affiliation of independent doctors in Lincoln called OneHealth Nebraska.

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

Jonathan Skinner, Elliott Fisher, and James Weinstein have come together to propose a short-term stabilizing solution to the erratic consumer pricing structure within health care.
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.
This article by Peter R. Orszag, uses Professor Jon Skinner's study on "Physician Beliefs and Patient Preferences: A New Look At Regional Variation In Health Care Spending" to help support his notion that there is "a growing body of evidence suggesting that big changes are happening in health care -- and that there is ample scope for them to continue."

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 gives a nice shout out to the MHCDS Class of 2013 on the eve of its Investiture ceremony. Read the full article here.
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.

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.