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Health Journalism 2013

03/14/13 - 03/17/13     Boston, MA

Record turnout for Boston conference

A record crowd of more than 750 attended Health Journalism 2013 in Boston. Journalists from across the United States and eight other nations took part in skill-building workshops, panel discussions and field trips to area research sites. The conference, produced by the association’s Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, featured world-class speakers, and helpful sessions aimed at aiding reporters, editors and news producers in better covering the latest health issues. AHCJ used a news briefing to unveil its news app hospitalinspections.org.

Spotlight speakers included:

  • Donald M. Berwick, M.D., former president and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; former administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

  • David Goldhill, president and CEO of GSN (formerly the Game Show Network), and author of “Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father – And How We Can Fix It”

  • Jerome Groopman, M.D., the Dina and Raphael Recanati Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and chief of experimental medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

  • Pamela Hartzband, M.D., an attending physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and assistant professor at the Harvard Medical School

  • Farzad Mostashari, M.D., Sc.M., national coordinator for health information technology

  • Deval Patrick, now in his second term as governor of Massachusetts

See more conference highlights.

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