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6 hrs ago | Circulation

Trends in Hospitalizations and Outcomes for Acute Cardiovascular...

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.


Related Topix: Yale University, Health, New Haven, CT, Heart Attack

11 hrs ago |

Is The Variation In Health Care Spending Among The States A Myth?

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.


Related Topix: Health, US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Publishing, Media, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, Fox Filmed Entertainment, FOX News Network

11 hrs ago | Insight News

Poll finds health most common source of stress

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.


Related Topix: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Charitable Organizations, Health

12 hrs ago | Business Journal

Colorado advocacy group hoping to bring down healthcare costs

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.


Related Topix: Colorado, Health, Health Insurance

14 hrs ago | Health Data Management

National Health IT Week to Tout HIT Benefits

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.


Related Topix: Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Health

18 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Study of 67 Countries Shows Government Is Way Off Target With...

New research published by the Canadian Health Policy Institute shows that when compared to most other countries, medical device expenditures are a much smaller burden on health spending in Canada and are much more affordable relative to the size of the economy. The CHPI study found that on average from 2008 to 2013, of the 67 countries for which data were available, Canada ranked 56th when measuring medical device spending as a percentage of total health spending.


Related Topix: Health

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Obamacare Has Failed To Collapse -- But That Doesn't Make It A Success

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.


Related Topix: Health, Publishing, Media, National Review, Duke University, North Carolina, McKinsey, Consulting

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Canada NewsWire

Addressing dementia research and care: Can big data help?

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.


Related Topix: Dementia, Medicine, Health, Genetics, Alzheimer's

Lowell Sun

Business group urges Coakley to reconsider Partners deal

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.


Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Health Insurance, Health

European Public Health Alliance

[Press release] Juncker puts Europe's security at risk by promoting profit over public health

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.


Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Health


Cleaning out bureaucratic arteries of the health system

"ACT is the only party that believes that you should make the choice about something as serious as your health not a state bureaucrat", said ACT leader Dr Jamie Whyte. "For that reason ACT's health policy will enable families and individuals to choose a health insurance policy paid for by the government that meets their needs."


Related Topix: Health, Health Insurance, Medicine

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Western News

Student entrepreneurs: Why not build your own experience?

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.


Financial Times

Performance the key to NHS - not devolution

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.


Related Topix: Health, Nursing, Medicine

Health Care Renewal

Higher Authorities? - Pharmaceutical Companies, Addiction Experts, and Marijuana Policy

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.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Health, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse)

A bad start for the new Commission

The directorate for public health took over the lead role for medicines and medical devices, only some years ago. Mr Juncker's announcement that these units will be moved back to DG Enterprise, is a step backwards, writes Jim Murray.


Related Topix: Blog News, Pharmaceuticals, Health

Arkansas Governor Leaks Premature ObamaCare Expansion Rates, Misleads Taxpayers

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.


Related Topix: Health, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Duke University, North Carolina, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid


Cost-Benefit Analysis of Home Blood Pressure Monitoring in...

From the Department of Health Policy and Management, Florida International University, Miami ; Indiana University Health Methodist Research Institute , Indiana University School of Medicine , and Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health , Indianapolis; and Department of Economics, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis . Correspondence to Alejandro Arrieta, Department of Health Policy and Management, Florida International University, 11299 S.W. 8th St, Miami, FL 33199.


Related Topix: Health, Florida International University, Miami, FL, Medicine, Hypertension

Wed Sep 10, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

One in 15 FPs Spends Considerable Time in ER, Urgent Care

Family physicians are expected to provide comprehensive care while also accommodating the diverse care needs of their particular patient populations. In the nation's rural areas, that can mean spending more time in emergency care settings, a recent data analysis Overall, about one out of every 15 family physicians devotes at least 80 percent of his or her time to emergency or urgent care, according to researchers at the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, with those in remote areas taking on a higher percentage of these patients compared with their urban peers.


Related Topix: Family Practice, Health

Marin Independent Journal

Judge rejects Marin General Hospital ballot measure challenge

A Marin Superior Court judge Wednesday rejected a last-minute bid by opponents of Measure R to keep it off the Nov. 4 ballot or require changes in the text and its supporting arguments. The 11th-hour challenge was filed by Greenbrae lawyer Nancy McCarthy, a former Marin Healthcare District board member, on behalf of Linda Remy, also a former district board member, who has worked as a health policy analyst for the University of California at San Francisco.


Related Topix: Marin General Hospital, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Greenbrae, CA, Linda, CA, Health, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA


Uninsured Children Yet To Benefit From New Health Care Law

The Affordable Care Act has yet to make a dent in the number of uninsured children in the country, according to a new report from the Urban Institute. In its study, conducted in partnership with the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University, the Urban Institute said that the rate of uninsured people under the age of 18 has remained at about 7 percent for the last several years, thanks in part to previous coverage expansions under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program .


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Georgetown University, Health Insurance, Medicaid, Health, Texas