George P Valko

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Eczema herpeticum (EH), a form of Kaposi's varicelliform eruption, is the dissemination of herpes simplex virus in the setting of preexisting eczema. We discuss the case of an 18-year-old woman with underlying atopic dermatitis (AD) who presented to an Emergency Department complaining of malaise, fever, and a spreading, burning, vesiculopapular facial rash.(More)
The concept of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) has been widely embraced as a foundation for the transformation of health care delivery. Recent evaluations of PCMH pilots validate the initial hypothesis that care provided in the PCMH has the potential to result in better health outcomes at lower cost. However, earning recognition or certification as(More)
To explore the cost for individual practices to become more patient-centered, we inventoried and calculated the cost of costly activities involved in implementing the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) as defined by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. There were 3 key findings. The cost of each PCMH-related clinical activity can be classified in(More)
The objective was to quantify the activities required for patient-centered medical home (PCMH) transformation in a sample of small to medium-sized National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognized practices, and explore barriers and facilitators to transformation. Eleven small to medium-sized PCMH practices in Southeastern Pennsylvania completed a(More)
Whether as an invited speaker, board member, or expert panelist, my frequent travels afford me excellent opportunities to observe how health care reform is unfolding on the ground in real time. After delivering a favorite lecture – Population Health: Is It the Secret Sauce? – this spring, I had the pleasure of hearing, and seeing first hand, how one midsize(More)
At a time of significant upheaval in American health policy, maintaining a focus on a “North Star” is critical. For implementation science, this star is the knowledge base on how to optimally disseminate evidence related to health and health care, how to implement interventions to improve care within the many settings where people receive health care and(More)
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