Read article – Features the research of Jay Buckey, professor of medicine and adjunct professor of engineering, in an article exploring online self-help programs. Buckey’s PATH research program saw an increase in usage during COVID-19 lockdowns. “I was really surprised about how international it became,” Buckey recalls. “We had people coming in from Poland, Brazil, a lot of English-speaking countries—Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. I guess a lot of problems are the same everywhere.”
Articles by: Geisel Communications
Read article – Features a study conducted by researchers at Dartmouth, the University of California Berkeley, and Tufts Medical Center, examining the effect hospital consolidation has on quality outcomes. “Our findings have important implications for current debates about whether the potential benefits of financial integration are sufficient to outweigh the potential harm of reduced competition,” the researchers concluded. “The finding of dramatic variations in quality scores across hospitals and practices in each ownership category also argues that financial integration might not be needed to improve care delivery.”
Read article – An opinion piece co-authored by Carrie Colla, associate professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and Elliott Fisher, professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in which they discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted issues with the U.S. health care system and is threatening independent primary care practices.
Read article – Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, spoke with Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Geisel School of Medicine employees and students on a Monday Zoom call. Fauci addressed questions related to reopening schools, mask-wearing, and the potential for public acceptance of a COVID-19 vaccine. Joanne Conroy ’77, president and CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock, said Fauci accepted Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s invitation to take part in the conversation because James Strickler, emeritus dean of the Geisel School of Medicine, had previously studied and worked with him.
Read article – Continued coverage of a study led by William Hudenko, clinical assistant professor of psychology, which found that text messaging can be a feasible mental health support tool when used alongside normal care.
Read article – A feature story about Daniel Rifkin, MED ’92, who developed Ognomy, a new app that will allow providers at Sleep Medicine Centers of Western New York to examine patients by computer or smartphone, ship sleep study equipment, and arrange treatment if the study confirms sleep apnea.
Read article – Continued coverage of a study led by William Hudenko, clinical assistant professor of psychology, which found that text messaging, in addition to normal care, can be a feasible mental health support tool.
Read article – Quotes William Hudenko, clinical assistant professor of psychology, in a feature story about a study he led finding that interventions using text messaging can be effective to augment therapy services for patients with severe mental illness.
Read article – Continued coverage of news that Sharon Alroy-Preis, MED ’10 has been appointed head of public health for Israel’s Ministry of Health.