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Articles by Megan Douglas, JD

Megan Douglas, JD
About Megan Douglas, JD

Megan Douglas is the Associate Director of Health Information Technology Policy in the National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. She is a licensed attorney and focuses on health policy and its impact on individuals from underserved communities. She was a 2012-13 Health Policy Leadership Fellow under Dr. David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States. Megan has worked on health policy issues related to neurodevelopmental disabilities, HIV and AIDS discrimination, racial and ethnic health disparities, and individuals identifying as LGBTQ. In her current role, she is looking at the impact of Health Information Technology (HIT) policies on healthcare providers who serve underserved communities and is identifying ways to leverage HIT to improve health outcomes for the underserved. Contact: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | More Posts

Don’t Be a Blockhead

Medicaid is the largest single health insurance program in the nation, spending more than $500 billion to serve the most vulnerable people with some of the highest need, including children, pregnant mothers, people with disabilities, the poor and [...]

June 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

How 19 Republican-Led States Trap People in Poverty

People with disabilities make up approximately 20% of the U.S. population and are subject to significant employment, income, housing, and health disparities. Many disabled Americans have health insurance through Medicaid as their disability [...]

January 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Problem with ACOs & Vulnerable Patients

Growing evidence suggests that (ACOs), which are networks of health care providers (including both physicians and hospitals) with shared financial and medical responsibility for coordinated patient care, are improving health outcomes. For this [...]

September 5, 2016 // 1 Comment

Medical Homes Improve Outcomes for Underserved

Healthcare finance and delivery policies are shifting from volume to value, placing the burden on physicians, hospitals,  and administrators to identify and implement models that improve quality while also reducing cost. New evidence supports [...]

July 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

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