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Will value-based payment really improve U.S. health care?

In response to HHS's plan to begin using innovative payment models, Stephen Schimpff asks if actual health care providers will design these models or if the plan just represents more government regulation. 

By Stephen...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Mar 3, 2015 9:34 am EST

Med student assesses leadership skills of her peers (and she needs your input)

Inspired by the first annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit, this medical student is researching the leadership skills and needs of her peers. Read her story and participate!

By Diana Wohler
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Feb 26, 2015 9:38 am EST

Collaborating for the community

Health professions students at Virginia...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Feb 24, 2015 10:32 am EST

Direct primary care: My kind of medicine

A family medicine resident explains how direct primary care will allow her to practice family medicine in the way she'd always envisioned it.

By Loretta Duggan, M.D.

I have always dreamed of talking to my patients and...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Feb 19, 2015 11:55 am EST

Family health strategy: Primary care innovation in Rio de Janeiro

February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Today we share a post from our archives about an innovative primary care model that includes dental...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Feb 17, 2015 12:03 pm EST

Discovering primary care through encounters with the elderly

After serving as a companion to residents of an assisted living facility, this student learned why we need to fight for continuity and quality in primary care.

By James Chin

As a child, I was very close to my grandparents. I spent...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Feb 12, 2015 10:04 am EST
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Leadership skills are crucial to good teaming and therefore providing quality healthcare. Moreover, to continue...
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