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Mar 30, 2010 What We Really Do – and Don’t – Know About Health in This Nation What do we know about the levels of population health and the state of medical care and the many other determinants of health across the United States? Despite years of data collection, it has been difficult to gain a comprehensive view of population health. Health Policy | Public Health
Mar 23, 2010 Can the First Lady Solve the Childhood Obesity Epidemic? There’s no doubt Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move campaign has re-energized public health officials, community health workers, and advocates who have been fighting the childhood obesity epidemic for years. But the latest numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show just what a challenge solving the problem will be Health Policy | Obesity
Mar 9, 2010 Seeking Solutions From IT Instead of From People When I first came to “Health 2.0” and joined ranks with folks who were leading this charge, it was because I was so thoroughly discouraged by the realm of health information technology for physicians and hospitals and disappointed with both the vendors of electronic health record technology and most of their customers. Information Technology
Mar 2, 2010 Complexity in Health Care Can’t Be a Vice Health care reform is testing the United State’s capacity to address big issues and has highlighted glaring flaws in the legislative process. What’s clear by now is that it’s tough to boil health care policy down into concise talking points and it’s nearly impossible to sell sensible reforms politically. Health Policy | Health Reform | Insurance