Articles by: Geisel Communications

Medicare Should End Penalty for High-Performing Systems Under ACO Model

Modern Healthcare – In this article, James Weinstein, CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and professor of orthopaedics, the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and community and family medicine at Geisel, and William Weeks, professor of psychiatry, community and family medicine, and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Geisel, discuss how Dartmouth-Hitchcock and other leading academic health systems in Medicare’s Pioneer accountable care organization program face a payment conundrum.

The First Black Female Astronaut on Fear, Audacity, and the Importance of Inclusion

Fast Company – A profile piece on Mae Jemison, adjunct professor of community and family medicine, who was an astronaut on the space shuttle Endeavor and was the first woman of color to go into space. In the article, Jemison states that one of the ways she has become so successful is learning her strengths and working on weaknesses, and that she believes “the key is more an issue of balance than to focus on one in hopes the other will disappear.”

Immunotherapy: the Big New Hope for Cancer Treatment

The Guardian – This article mentions Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine in an article about the overall impact of a cancer immunotherapy clinical trial on melanoma patients, and that the two drugs used in the trial, ipilimumab and nivolumab, were created by the biotech firm called Medarex founded by immunologists from Geisel.

Telehealth: a Primer for Pediatricians

Contemporary Pediatrics – This article written by Andrew Schuman, clinical assistant professor in pediatrics, discusses the differences between telehealth and telemedicine, the origins of telehealth, and telehealth’s capabilities for providing remote health care by utilizing telecommunication technologies.