Focus on Policy

David Nash, MD, MBA, FACP, on the intersection of health and policy

Focus on Policy
Disruption: Problem and Potential

The healthcare industry must learn to cope with demographic decline and other rapid changes

August 30, 2023
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Multi-Cancer Early Detection: 20th-Century Fiction Becomes Reality

These tests could soon become a valuable addition to current cancer screening tools

August 1, 2023
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Time to Incorporate Quality Measures Into Telemedicine

Now that it's so popular, we need to know how good the care is in this setting

June 30, 2023
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Supply Chain Problem for Primary Care

Action is needed to prevent a looming physician shortage

May 30, 2023
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Shameful Outcomes

Abortion is today's hot topic in women's health, but we're overlooking an equally important one

April 28, 2023
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Primary Care -- Past, Present, and Future

Massive change is happening in the primary care marketplace, It's worth checking out

April 2, 2023
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Hospitals Bear Brunt of Financial Fallout From COVID

But there is an opportunity here to try new strategies to cope

February 27, 2023
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'Can You Hear Me Now?'

New rules allowing for over-the-counter hearing aid sales are a step in the right direction

January 30, 2023
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Who's At the Helm? The Evolving Role of the Physician Executive

Today's physician leaders need to focus attention on performance improvement

January 3, 2023
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You Can't Have One Without the Other!

Healthcare quality means nothing if equity isn't included

November 29, 2022
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The Opioid Crisis Is Still a National Threat

Its shape is changing slightly, but we must continue to battle this scourge

October 31, 2022
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Regulatory Policy for Biomedical Technologies: Time to Reboot!

Rapid development risks getting ahead of governance structures

September 26, 2022
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The Power of Data: Time to Use and Share It!

Strategic partnerships can help lead the way

August 29, 2022
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Hospital Monopoly: Changing the Game

Are hospital consolidations inherently bad for consumers?

July 29, 2022
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