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Author Archives: Daniel Leaderman

Daniel Leaderman covers health care, higher education, and technology.

For rural populations, growing the workforce is key to improving health care

Janet Maldonado, care transition nurse, trains Frank Adams how to use the Union Hospital telehealth system, which remotely monitors the health of about 70 patients.   (The Daily Record/ Maximilian Franz)

Rural areas throughout the United States often have trouble recruiting and retaining physicians due to their low populations. Opinions vary on whether Maryland has a true shortage of primary-care physicians of if they’re just not well-distributed; but the effect on ...

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Q&A: LifeBridge’s Neil Meltzer

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Neil Meltzer became president and CEO of LifeBridge Health in 2013, just as the Affordable Care Act was kicking in and a few months before Maryland changed its hospital payment system. The Daily Record recently spoke with Meltzer about the ...

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Baltimore to become case study in ‘urban manufacturing’

Under Armour's UA Lighthouse manufacturing and design center at Sagamore Development's City Garage facility in Port Covington is one of several hubs for light manufacturing in the city. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Conventional wisdom is that manufacturing vanished from Baltimore years ago, leaving a hole in the city’s economy that lingers to this day. But the growing number of makerspaces — many of which allow businesses and community members to use fabrication ...

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New P.G. hospital moves closer to approval

A rendering of Prince George's County Regional Medical Center. (Courtesy Dimensions Healthcare System)

The proposed new Prince George’s Regional Medical Center earned the support of a crucial state regulator last week, moving the long-gestating project even closer to final approval. Commissioner Robert E. Moffit, who is reviewing the project for the Maryland Health Care Commission, recommended in a ...

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Evergreen Health co-op moves to become for-profit company

Peter Beilenson, founder of Evergreen Health Cooperative, says his company is seeing higher enrollment on the state's exchange than last year. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Maryland’s Evergreen Health, one of the few remaining non-profit health insurance co-ops created under the federal Affordable Care Act, is moving to become a for-profit company. Evergreen’s board of directors approved a bid — one of two submitted — for the co-op’s purchase ...

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Sen. Bernie Sanders to speak at JHU in Nov.

In a Wednesday, May 27, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, speaks at a town hall style meeting, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Still feeling the Bern? Expect to be feeling the Bern even after Election Day?  Have no fear. U.S. Senator and recent presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will speak at Johns Hopkins University Nov. 17, according to the university’s ...

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Baltimore area colleges share $750K grant to fight sexual assault

(Loyola University Maryland submitted photo)

A $750,000 federal grant will help 10 Baltimore area colleges and universities beef up their response to — and efforts to prevent — sexual violence, officials announced Friday. The group of schools is known as the Baltimore Area Higher Education Coalition ...

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