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2 hrs ago | Circulation
From the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics , Department of Medicine , Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC ; and Department of Health Policy and Management, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill . Background- Many multicenter clinical trials use permuted-block randomization to create balanced treatment allocations within clinical centers.
6 hrs ago | Newswise
On the day prior to the UN Secretary General's Climate Summit in New York, the health and public health community are engaging through a civil society event, co-hosted by the American College of Sports Medicine, Public Health Institute, the Global Climate and Health Alliance and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The conference will focus on the tremendous health benefits of climate mitigation and the pathway toward a sustainable and healthy future.
10 hrs ago | JD Supra
National Health IT Week is being held in Washington, DC this week. This is the ninth year that key stakeholders, including the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society , the Institute for e-Health Policy, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and some 400 others, have come together in a "collaborative forum and virtual awareness week that assembles key healthcare constituents dedicated to working together to elevate the necessity of advancing health through the best use of information technology."
15 hrs ago | Forbes.com
The Apothecary, a blog about health care and entitlement reform, is edited by Avik Roy, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and a former health-care policy adviser to Mitt Romney. Avik also writes a weekly column on politics and policy for National Review.
From the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, and the Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT ; Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT ; Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA ; and Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA . Correspondence to Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, Yale University School of Medicine, 1 Church St, Ste 200, New Haven, CT 06510.
John C. Goodman is one of the nation's leading thinkers on health policy. He is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the widely acclaimed book, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis.
A new NPR /Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health poll released that examines the role of stress in Americans' lives finds that about half of the public reported that they had a major stressful event or experience in the past year. Nearly half reported that the most stressful experiences related to health.
Jake Williams is the executive director of Healthier Colorado, a group that launched on Sept. 15, 2014, to advocate for health-care policy changes on the state and local level.
Today marks the start of National Health IT Week , Sept. 15-19, with events and activities in Washington, D.C. and around the country designed to bring attention to the value of health information technology.
Dementia has a large and growing impact on health status and enormous socio-economic consequences. On current estimates, dementia affects more than 35 million people worldwide and the annual costs of dementia, estimated at Leading authorities suggest that a better understanding of prevention, treatment, and care of dementia will require linking data on environmental factors, genetics, brain imaging and other types of information that come from laboratory and clinical research.
Groups representing small businesses and retailers in Massachusetts are calling on Attorney General Martha Coakley to reconsider her settlement with Partners Healthcare, the health-care giant looking to incorporate South Shore Hospital and Hallmark Health into its network. National Federation of Small Business State Director Bill Vernon and Retailers Association of Massachusetts President Jon Hurst said Thursday they believe, as others do, that the merger will lead to higher health-insurance premiums for small businesses and the 1.5 million residents they employ.
In an announcement on Wednesday 10 September, the President-elect revealed that health technology and pharmaceutical policy is being moved from the Health and Food Safety Commissioner to the new Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs . The European Public Health Alliance cannot support this decision which threatens Europe's ability to prepare for major health crises such as outbreaks of infectious diseases and health threats arising from climate change, whilst putting the public interest behind the drive for profits in drug authorisation procedures.
Adela Talbot // Western News As part of their Health Information Management class last year, Bhavin Prajapati and Steve Tailleu created a mobile application that encourages healthy habits and tracks health measures, offering users encouragement and feedback on their journey to a healthy lifestyle. Even though implementation of the app didn't follow through, the pair encourages students to work on and build their ideas and start ups.
The English and Scottish NHS systems both offer universal, free healthcare and deal with broadly similar populations. Yet the claim that the character of Scotland's NHS will be in jeopardy without the supposed greater freedoms of independence has boosted the Yes campaign as few other issues have done.
We have often discussed the web of conflicts of interest that is draped over medicine and health care, and seems responsible for much of our current health care dysfunction. We have discussed examples of conflicts of interest affecting clinical research, clinical teaching, clinical care, and health care policy.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 06:10 pm
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