‘CMO Perspective’ Goes Online

July 7, 2022

You may recall our former CMO Perspective article series in the Blue Review provider newsletter. We’ve transitioned this column to an online, blog-style format. We’ll use this forum to feature insights on timely topics from our vice president and chief medical officer, Derek Robinson. 

We invite you to view Dr. Robinson’s first entry from June 24, 2022 – Chronic Kidney Disease: Examining Health Disparities in Communities of Color. This post re-caps a panel discussion on the outdated use of race modifiers in determining patient risk and treatment for chronic kidney disease. 

Also see Dr. Robinson’s post on July 1, 2022Pediatric Vaccines: A Call to Action to Help Protect Illinois Children and Teens. This entry includes quick links to information and resources from the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

You’ll find a link to the CMO Perspective on our Provider website homepage, under the Related Resources. Or you can access it by going to the Clinical Resources (just hover your mouse over the tab name for a list of pages within the section).

Each time there’s a new entry from Dr. Robinson, we’ll alert you via the News and Updates. We hope you find this new online forum interesting and useful.


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