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  1. Benefits of health information exchanges still unclearRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    Health information exchanges - the communications systems that allow patient records to be shared among doctors, insurers and pharmacies - may someday yield the benefits and savings that have been promised for years. But so far, there's little evidence of that, according to a new paper published in this month's Health Affairs journal.


  2. New national education policy expensive - " Kitila.Read the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | IPPMEDIA

    Tanzania government and education stakeholders in general will face a hard time implementing the newly introduced national education policy which was launched by President Jakaya Kikwete about three weeks ago, a University don has said. Associate Professor of the school of education at the University of Dar es Salaam Kitila Mkumbo said yesterday in Dar es Salaam that, switching to Kiswahili language as a medium of instruction for higher learning institutions as stipulated in a new policy will need a lot of money and time.


  3. Mental health disorders complicate standards used by ACA to penalize hospitals for readmissionRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | Medical News Today

    Co-existing psychiatric illness should be considered in assessing hospital readmissions for three common medical conditions used by Medicare and Medicaid to penalize hospitals with "excessive" readmission rates. That was the conclusion of a newly published collaborative study by 11 major U.S. healthcare providers - including Henry Ford Health System - affiliated with the nationwide Mental Health Research Network .


  4. Studies of health information exchanges yet to show strong evidence of benefits, IU paper saysRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | Medical News Today

    Health information exchanges are supposed to improve the speed, quality, safety and cost of patient care, but there is little evidence of that in existing health information exchange benefit studies, according to a research paper published this month in the prestigious journal Health Affairs . Researchers synthesized and quantitatively assessed 27 health information exchange benefit studies, said Nir Menachemi, a professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and one of the authors of the paper.


  5. Committee Considers More Options for 2016 Health BenefitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Harvard Crimson

    The University Benefits Committee is actively considering offering an increased number and variety of health benefits options for non-union employees next year, including a plan that looks similar to the one offered in 2014 with increased premiums, according to committee members. According to UBC Chair Michael E. Chernew, who is also a professor of health care policy at the Medical School, the UBC might "look at reoffering the 2014 benefits package" with a few alterations involving copay rates and deductible.


  6. Patient awareness of health care report cards gradually increasesRead the original story

    Yesterday | PressReleasePoint

    A recently published study indicates chronically ill patients are becoming more aware of comparative doctor and hospital performance reports though growth is slower than expected. Dennis Scanlon, professor health policy and administration and director of the Center for Health Care and Policy Research at Penn State, and co-authors said their study shows there was no significant change in public awareness of hospital quality reports between 2008 and 2012 among chronically ill patients.


  7. Maine Nutrition Council holds Annual ConferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Bangor Daily News

    The Maine Nutrition Council will be hosting our annual conference with Dr. Ronald E. Kleinman, MD as our keynote speaker. His major areas of research interest include gastro- intestinal immunology, nutrition support of infants and children, and nutrition and public health policy at the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children.


  8. Medicaid is a very good investment even if it does not lower...Read the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Science Daily

    Researchers analyzed the results of the Oregon Health Experiment, where eligible uninsured individuals were randomly assigned Medicaid or to stay with their current care. Considered controversial because the experiment found no measurable gains for physical health, it did reveal benefits for mental health, financial wellbeing, and preventive screening.


  9. Health Information Exchanges Show Little Evidence of BenefitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Health Data Management

    Though health information exchanges are supposed to improve the speed, quality, safety and cost of patient care, there is little evidence of these benefits in existing HIE studies. That is the conclusion of a research paper , published in this month's issue of the journal Health Affairs , in which researchers reviewed 27 studies looking for evidence that HIEs increased efficiency, reduced healthcare costs or improved outcomes.


  10. Many People Entitled To Hefty Subsidies Still Opt Against CoverageRead the original story

    Friday | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    The good news: Three-quarters of people who were eligible for the most generous financial subsidies on the federal health insurance exchange this year signed up for coverage, according to a new analysis by Avalere Health . The puzzler: Enrollment dropped off substantially for people with only slightly higher incomes who would also have qualified for significant subsidies.


  11. New model for predicting cardiovascular disease risk worldwideRead the original story

    Friday | Medical News Today

    Researchers have developed the first global model for predicting cardiovascular disease risk. The model -developed by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Imperial College London, and colleagues - will be of particular help to public health professionals, clinicians, and patients in developing countries for prevention of CVD.


  12. Another View -- Wendy L. Wright: NH needs an immunization registry to protect our children 0Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday |

    UNLIKE MANY other states, including some of our neighbors, New Hampshire can be proud of its immunization rates.


  13. SoundsLikeIBS Nominated For 3rd Annual Scattergood Innovation AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | PRWeb

    SoundsLikeIBS, is a mobile health application which delivers a proven behavioral management program to patients diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, an embarrassing digestive disorder. App and protocol are a researcher's "Go To Tool" providing patients with ongoing information viewed in real time and utilized in data formats The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation is a Quaker-based, philanthropic, grant-making foundation committed to raising its voice to improve the system through which behavioral healthcare is delivered.


  14. Special Enrollment for Obamacare AnnouncedRead the original story

    Thursday | The Heartland Institute

    ... the administration is extending the sign-up period to get more people enrolled, says Dr. Roger Stark, a health care policy analyst at the Washington Policy Center and a retired physician. "They tried to set up a defined enrollment period, but didn't ...


  15. Fracture liaison services prevent fractures and save livesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | EurekAlert!

    Swedish study shows that broader implementation of coordinated services to identify and treat fracture patients for osteoporosis would prevent costly and potentially disabling and life-threatening fractures Using a simulation model, Swedish researchers have shown that the implementation of Fracture Liaison Services could considerably reduce the human and healthcare costs associated with osteoporotic fractures. The results from the model were presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases in Milan.


  16. Leaked TPP plan raises health, environment concerns AustraliaRead the original story

    Thursday | ABC News

    KIM LANDERS: The threat of multinational corporations suing the Australian Government for billions of dollars in secret courts has fired up the debate about a massive new trade deal. Led by the US, Australia and 10 other nations are still negotiating the Trans Pacific Partnership in secret.


  17. LUGPA Applauds House SGR Reform Bill Passage and Urges Quick Senate ActionRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 26 | Sys-Con Media

    ... cumulative and have ballooned over time from just five percent to over 21 percent - leading nearly every health care policy expert and patient group to believe it will undermine both access to and quality of care, and support this bill to repeal it. ...


  18. Korea pledges sh25b to reduce maternal mortalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | New Vision

    THE Government of South Korea and UNICEF Uganda have signed an agreement that will see the former give $8,552,020 to the latter for taming the high maternal and new-born mortality in Karamoja and Acholi. The Agreement was signed on Thirsday at UNICEF Uganda Country office on George Street in Kampala.


  19. Connecticut-Based Community Health Center, Inc. Helps Colorado...Read the original story

    Thursday Mar 26 | Freshnews

    Community Health Center, Inc. , Connecticut's largest federally qualified health center, has been chosen by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing's Accountable Care Collaborative to develop and deliver the Chronic Pain Disease Management Program, which leverages cutting edge telehealth technologies to assist Colorado primary care providers in treating chronic pain and reducing opioid abuse among Medicaid clients. Colorado selected CHC based on its expertise in quality improvement and the use of telehealth to transform primary care and help primary care providers to treat patients with chronic pain and opioid dependency.


  20. Medicaid Increases Quality-Life Year by $62,000Read the original story

    Thursday Mar 26 | Surgical Products

    Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health analyzed the results of the Oregon Health Experiment, where eligible uninsured individuals were randomly assigned Medicaid or to stay with their current care. Considered controversial because the experiment found no measurable gains for physical health, it did reveal benefits for mental health, financial wellbeing and preventive screening.