Philly Health Costs

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Sarah Gantz is a health care reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she leads the paper’s coverage of health care costs. She joined the Inquirer in February 2018 from the Baltimore Sun, where she was a business reporter. She previously wrote about the business of health care for the Baltimore Business Journal and in 2014 was one of six reporters selected nationwide for a reporting fellowship with the Association of Health Care Journalists. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University.

Charlotte Sutton is the Health and Science editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she directs the paper’s award-winning coverage of medical issues for both print and online. She joined the Inquirer in March 2015 from the Tampa Bay Times, where she was health and medicine editor. As a reporter and editor for nearly 30 years, she has covered a wide range of topics, from politics to consumer issues to the arts. She completed her master’s degree in public health at the University of South Florida in 2014, focusing on health management and policy, particularly Medicare. She is a board member of the Association for Health Care Journalists.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Explain why and how the Philly Health Costs and the PriceCheck tools were developed
  2. Describe the impact of these tools to population health in the Greater Philadelphia Region
  3. Describe the role of technology is playing and is forecasted to play for patients in our health care system