The Rocky Road of EMR Adoption in the U.S.

Both Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have become standard practice for individual offices and health care systems across the United States. Though the adoption of these systems has been rapid, it has not been without its challenges. Guest Contributor Amit Chitre looks into the adoption and use of EMRs, challenges, and areas of potential improvement.

Understanding Medicare for All

Since Senator Bernie Sanders proposed his plan for Medicare for All in mid-September, more than 16 Democrat senators have voiced their support for a single-payer system. Professor Sara Rosenbaum discusses what “single-payer” actually means, and the questions we should be asking about it.

How Medical-Legal Partnerships Create Health Care Efficiencies

On its surface, the idea of lawyers working with medical professionals to drive patient health seems incongruous. Medical malpractice lawsuits often pit legal and medical professionals on opposite sides of the patient advocate debate. However, guest contributor Amit Chitre takes a closer look at the increasingly important role that legal professionals play in health care as patient advocates within the context of medical-legal partnerships.

Preventive Health Coverage Under Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid became law in 1965, and has since evolved to provide coverage for much needed preventive health services. Guest contributor Amit Chitre weighs in on what could happen if Congress decides to eliminate or reduce federal funding for states that chose to expand Medicaid programs.

MHA@GW Student Making Her Mark on Health Care Leadership

MHA@GW student Nancy Edwards recently participated in ACHE’s 2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership. We caught up with her to learn more about her experience, as well as what motivated her to enroll in the online Master of Health Administration (MHA) program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.