Healthcare quality Press Release
|09/19/2016 - 11:05||
Fostering Change Opportunities In Transition Report
Our new report – by SFU economist Marvin Shaffer and Family Policy Researcher, Lynell Anderson – is the first to estimate the costs associated with the adverse outcomes that many youth aging out of foster care in BC each year experience.
|09/17/2016 - 07:32||
Newton Medical Center Awards & Recognition
Newton Medical Center has been providing care since 1932, serving the communities of Sussex and Warren counties in New Jersey, Pike County in Pennsylvania and southern Orange County in New York.
|09/16/2016 - 11:12||
Health Care Leaders Meet, Address Health Care Disparity
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. – September 16, 2016) An inaugural Health Equity Forum was convened today by The Joint Commission and American Hospital Association.
|09/16/2016 - 07:56||
U.S. Department of Education Releases New Guidance on Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments During Back to School Bus Tour
The U.S. Department of Education today released new guidance, Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments, to support evidence-based decision-making by states, districts, schools, educators and partners. This non-regulatory guidance is intended to help stakeholders make more effective education investments by leveraging rigorous, relevant evidence to improve outcomes for kids under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
|09/16/2016 - 00:23||
Physician Quality Reporting System
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has continued the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) since its enactment in the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA). PQRS was the first CMS national program to link the reporting of quality data to physician payment. There are no longer incentive payments being offered for those eligible professionals who successfully participate and the program has now moved into a penalty-only phase.
|09/15/2016 - 13:04||
Tennessee Deems Health System Merger Application Complete
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, in consultation with Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today announced the Certificate of Public Advantage, or COPA application from Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System is now complete.
|09/15/2016 - 00:46||
Public hospital privatisation a sad day for NSW
The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is appalled at today’s announcement by the NSW Coalition Government to privatise five major regional public hospitals: Maitland, Wyong, Goulburn, Shellharbour and Bowral.
|09/14/2016 - 15:07||
Ob-Gyns Stress Importance of Clear Patient-Provider Communication
September 22, 2016Washington, DC – Nearly one half of the people in the United States have difficulty understanding health information while there is a growing body of evidence demonstrating that health literacy has a direct impact on patient outcomes. For instance, adults with low health literacy are at increased risk of hospitalizations; they encounter more barriers to getting necessary health care services; and they are less likely to understand their doctor's medical advice which can lead to poor outcomes, including death.
|09/14/2016 - 07:22||
Report: 11 innovations could save more than six million mothers and children by 2030
Washington, DC, September 14, 2016—The PATH-led Innovation Countdown 2030 Initiative (IC2030) today launched a new report, Harnessing the Power of Innovation to Save Mothers and Children, that estimates more than six million mother and child lives could be saved by 2030 if just 11 emerging innovations are advanced and scaled up in 24 countries. The results are further evidence of the power of innovation to help reach global targets to end preventable mother and child deaths.
|09/14/2016 - 07:18||
Foundation supports program to train future community health advocates
A grant from the Baxter International Foundation will support a new program that trains high school juniors and seniors to be health advocates in their own communities.
|09/14/2016 - 04:56||
McKesson a Finalist for PM360 Trailblazer Awards 2016
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., September 14, 2016 – McKesson has been named a 2016 Trailblazer Initiative finalist in the Persistence/Adherence Program Category by PM360. McKesson is receiving this recognition for its work with Allergan’s “At Your Service” Glaucoma Support Program.
|09/13/2016 - 10:50||
UIC graduate student named national health policy scholar
University of Illinois at Chicago graduate student Jenny Guadamuz is one of 40 doctoral students from across the nation selected to explore how a more equitable U.S. health care system can be developed.
|09/13/2016 - 08:56||
American Heart Association Comments on New CDC Medication Adherence Report
This new CDC report confirms what we have known for some time: while access and affordability have an impact on whether Americans take their high blood pressure medications, there are many other reasons that patients don’t take their prescriptions.
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|09/13/2016 - 08:45||
Patient Safety Movement Coalition, UPMC Underscore Commitment to Saving Lives
WHY: More than 3,000,000 people worldwide, including 200,000 people in the U.S., die every year in hospitals in ways that could have been prevented. The Patient Safety Movement Coalition and UPMC are committed to reducing that number to zero and support the Partnership for Patients, an initiative established by the ACA in 2010 to save lives by averting hospital acquired conditions (HACs) and reducing hospital readmissions. At the core of the initiative are 17 Hospital Engagement Networks that partner with more than 3,200 hospitals nationwide to identify best practices and solutions.
|09/12/2016 - 16:17||
CHCF Announces New Telehealth Investment in RubiconMD
Investment supports innovative approach to improve access to specialty care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries through electronic consultationsAccess to specialty care is a critical issue facing safety-net and rural populations. CHCF has invested in RubiconMD to provide eConsults, which connect primary care providers to specialists to Medi-Cal beneficiaries.
|09/12/2016 - 15:11||
Xerox Services Recognized by HfS for Excellence in Population Health Management and Care Management-as-a-Service
Collecting data and managing it effectively is critical to changing the healthcare industry. It’s one of the many reasons Xerox was named a top business services provider in Population Health and Care Management as-a-Service.
|09/12/2016 - 14:55||
BD Announces New Software Release for Pyxis Enterprise Solution
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 12, 2016 – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced general availability of the latest software release of Pyxis™ ES System, delivering patient safety and workflow benefits for health systems’ medication management.
|09/08/2016 - 12:37||
Rice U. study: Insurers and physicians can partner to deliver care more efficiently, save costs
HOUSTON – (Sept. 8, 2016) – Insurers and physicians can partner to help physicians to deliver care more efficiently and save costs, according to a study by researchers at Rice University and Cigna, a global health service company.
|09/08/2016 - 12:30||
Independent Physicians Achieve Patient Care, Income Goals with Innovative Practice Models, Kareo Study Shows
Physicians in practices using innovative care and payment models spend more time with patients and increase their potential to achieve practice income goals; services cost less than most patients expect.
|09/08/2016 - 11:57||
Better Use of Diabetes Medicine: Solving a $4 Billion Problem
CAMBRIDGE, MA (September 8, 2016) – The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) – a nonprofit, non-partisan health policy institute focused on enabling innovations that improve health, boost health care quality and produce smarter spending – released a report today, Better Use of Medicines for Diabetes Patients: Five Critical Ways to Improve Care, that outlines the challenges presented by medication use in diabetes and provides five innovative solutions to improve diabetes care.
|09/08/2016 - 11:31||
Insurers and physicians can partner to deliver care more efficiently, save costs
Insurers and physicians can partner to help physicians to deliver care more efficiently and save costs, according to a study by researchers at Rice University and Cigna, a global health service company.
|09/08/2016 - 03:49||
South Asian patients have worse experiences of GP interactions, study suggests
Communication between doctors and South Asian patients is poor, according to national GP surveys, but a question has been raised about whether this reflects genuinely worse experiences or differences in responding to questionnaires. Now, a new study led by researchers at the University of Cambridge has shown that it is in fact the former – South Asian patients do experience poorer communication with their GP than the White British majority.
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|09/07/2016 - 11:08||
NQF Issues 2016 Recommendations for Medicaid and CHIP Core Measures
Washington, DC—The National Quality Forum (NQF) released three new reports from its Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) that provide recommendations for core measures to improve the quality of care for the more than 87 million adults and children enrolled in Medicaid. The reports continue NQF’s foundational work to help the federal government assist states in improving Medicaid services using select, standardized measures.
|09/06/2016 - 15:04||
AMA Responds to CMS on Fee Schedule, Outpatient Payments
CHICAGO – The American Medical Association (AMA) responded today to two sets of policies proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
|09/06/2016 - 09:44||
White racism linked to fatal heart disease for blacks and whites
Living in unabashedly racist communities can shorten the lives of both blacks and whites, according to new research from UC Berkeley.
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