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In health care reform, art keeps patients in the picture

The conversation about health care can get pretty wonky: global payments, aligned incentives, health-data solutions, profit potential, and all sorts of other impersonal industry jargon. Washington, D.C., artist Regina Holliday wants to make sure that in all that talk, the most important part of health care reform — the patient — isn’t forgotten.

Holliday knows what it’s like to feel lost.

She can still see the oncologist who stayed back just outside her husband’s hospital room door several years ago.