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Overuse conference to inspire change toward the right care for patients

October 2, 2014 (Boston, MA)—Lown Institute will hold its third annual conference, titled Road to RightCare: Engage, Organize, Transform, on March 8-11, 2015 at the Omni San Diego Hotel. The conference will bring together physicians, nurses, community leaders, patient advocates, students and others who are prepared to address the widespread overuse of unnecessary care and the underuse of needed care. In addition to offering health care professionals concrete tools for changing their own practices, this meeting will inspire all to advocate for transformative change in the healthcare system.

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Young Innovator Grants – What a response!

We’re thrilled at the response we received to the Call for Proposals for our Young Innovator Grants. 80 applications came in from all over the country, totaling more than 200 team members. The projects ranged from quality improvement, to discussion groups, to service learning opportunities. A huge thank you to all of the applicants, to their […]

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New Thinking About Treating Cancer

September 18, 2014

“Advances in research are leading doctors to rethink how to treat cancer—and in some cases of early detection, whether to treat it at all. [The Diane Rehm Show] explores new ideas in the approach to cancer treatment.”

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Mild hypertension doesn’t always need treatment, concerns about the doc-in-the-box, and who’s your doctor, really?: RightCare Weekly

September 18, 2014 In order to bring you more of the news you want to read, RightCare Weekly summarizes and interprets three important articles and provides headlines linking to the many other articles and editorials you’ll find interesting. As always, RightCare Weekly presents articles related to moving our healthcare system toward the right care for […]

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Guest post: Door-to-balloon time

September 18, 2014 By Aaron Segal, MD, and Richard Young, MD. The doctor in this story was Dr. Segal, who was in private practice in Plano, TX at the time of the incident. Dr. Segal now works for United Healthcare. The corresponding author is Dr. Young. I was four miles from home on a Saturday […]

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Shannon Brownlee: CVS clinics hurt America’s health care

September 17, 2014
By Shannon Brownlee, MSc

You know there’s a lot of money to be made in health care when a company voluntarily gives up peddling cigarettes — a $2-billion product line — to better market itself as a health-care-focused company. This month, all 7,700 CVS drugstores removed tobacco products from their shelves, and the company announced it was changing its name to CVS Health. Like Walmart and several other retailers, CVS is hoping to cash in on “retail medicine.”

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