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Driving Change by Leveraging the Workforce

Author: Sunita Mutha

Today’s health care delivery systems face increasing costs, an aging population, changing consumer expectations, and a greater demand for demonstrating performance. All of these factors create an urgent need for new models of care delivery—including alternate delivery sites and new roles for caregivers, improved processes, and enabling technology. This month we highlight several efforts to gather evidence to inform decision-making. Learn More »

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Blazing the Trail with Health IT


Dr. Peter Alperin reflects on his leadership journey into what was previously uncharted territory, first as a hospitalist, and then as a leader in health IT..."Sometimes you have to realize that 'no' just means they can't see it yet."

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Shaking up the dental safety-net: elimination of optional adult dental Medicaid benefits in California

Author: Elizabeth Mertz, Sonia Rab Alam, Cynthia Wides

In July 2009, California eliminated funding for most adult non-emergency Medicaid dental benefits (Denti-Cal). This paper presents the findings from a qualitative assessment of the impacts of the Denti-Cal cuts on California's oral health safety-net.