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A few things to know about the new head of the Moore Foundation

By David Callahan Inside Philanthropy October 13, 2014
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Intel co-founder Gordon Moore has given away a fortune through the foundation named after him and his wife Betty, but he still has vast wealth sitting on the sidelines, estimated at $6.5 billion. And given that he and Betty have signed the Giving Pledge, we expect that much of that ...

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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation names new president

By Chris Rauber San Francisco Business Times October 13, 2014
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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has named Harvey Fineberg, M.D., as its new president, beginning Jan. 1.

Fineberg is currently a visiting professor at UC San Francisco, but until recently was president of the prestigious Institute of Medicine, serving two consecutive terms from 2002 through 2014. Before that, he ...

Data-Driven Discovery

CMU professor part of $21M Moore prize to support data-driven discoveries

By Justine Coyne Pittsburgh Business Times October 3, 2014
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Scientists are generating data at an unprecedented rate, but in many fields, the information hasn't accelerated the pace of discovery.

Carl Kingsford, associate professor at the Ray and Stephanie Lane Center for Computational Biology at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, is among a group of researchers from across ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Changing the conversation about patient-centered care

By Peter Pronovost Points from Pronovost October 3, 2014
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Earlier this year, our hospital staff was weighing a new 24/7 family presence policy to allow immediate family members to stay with patients 24 hours a day. We knew this was a step in the direction of delivering patient- and family-centered care.

We presented the proposal at a meeting of ...

Patient and Family Engagement

A road map to patient engagement

By Dan Verel Medcity News October 3, 2014
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With patient engagement becoming a central theme in the shifting consumer-driven world of healthcare delivery, providers, payers and patients alike are still in the midst of figuring what, exactly, that means.

How much engagement is enough from the provider? What sort of technological tools can assist in the process? How ...

Data-Driven Discovery

Trifacta’s Jeffrey Heer selected as a recipient of a Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery Award

Trifacta October 2, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA –Trifacta, a Data Transformation Platform provider, today announced that Trifacta CXO, Jeffrey Heer, was selected as a recipient of a Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery award presented by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The foundation will provide 14 select scientists from academic institutions each ...

Data-Driven Discovery

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation selects awardees for $21 million in grants to stimulate data-driven discovery

October 2, 2014
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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced the selection of 14 Moore Investigators in Data-Driven Discovery. These scientists will catalyze new data-driven scientific discoveries through grants to their academic institutions totaling $21 million over five years. These unrestricted awards will enable the recipients to make a profound impact on ...

Patient and Family Engagement

A roadmap for patient and family engagement

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It’s a sign of progress that so many of us in the healthcare field are talking about and addressing issues related to patient and family engagement: what it means, why it matters, and how it can positively affect experiences of care, health outcomes, and healthcare costs. Now is the time ...

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Equator Prize 2014 Winners

Equator Initiative September 30, 2014
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The Equator Initiative is pleased to announce today the winners of the Equator Prize 2014. Each of these thirty-five initiatives represents outstanding local achievement in advancing sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.

Following a global call for nominations, the Equator Initiative received a record-setting 1,234 nominations from ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Involving patients and their families in health care delivery key to increasing quality of care, preventing harms and reducing costs

September 23, 2014
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Improving health care delivery requires that all stakeholders within the delivery system actively partner with patients and families – central to the concept of patient and family engagement – to create change in how care is received. Yet meaningful patient and family engagement remains the exception not ...

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