- Crazy Quilt — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of March 10, 2014)
- From the Mouths of the Youth: Why Register for Obamacare?
- Future Day — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of March 3, 2014)
- Up and Coming: Google Glass Used in Autopsies?
- “Smoking & Health” Turns 50 — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of February 24, 2014)
Category Archives: Law & public policy
From the Health Affairs Blog: In the United States, value is the new health care imperative – improving quality while controlling costs. We spend nearly twice the rate of comparable nations, yet have poorer health outcomes. In 2010, President Obama … Continue reading
From the Health Affairs Blog: On January 13, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services released a report on the Health Insurance Marketplace covering the first three months of open enrollment, October 1 through December 28, 2013. The data … Continue reading
From the Health Affairs Blog: In early December, the New York State Health Foundation and the New York State Department of Health cosponsored a summit focused on improving population health, with the title, “Making New York the Healthiest State: Achieving the Triple Aim.” We … Continue reading
From the Commonwealth Fund: Evidence continues to pour in that America’s sky-high health care spending is not only unsustainable, it isn’t making us any healthier either—especially compared with other advanced countries. But what are we to do about it? In Better … Continue reading
From Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Specialty pharmaceuticals–drugs and biologics used to treat chronic, serious, or life-threatening diseases–are complex to manufacture and distribute, often difficult to administer, and may require special patient monitoring. They are a rapidly … Continue reading
Ten University of Michigan School of Public Health graduate students are once again blogging at Mind the Science Gap. Here’s a recent post on a ruling by the Food & Drug Adminstration on trans fats. Enjoy–& comment!
From the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ): As a new way to measure health care disparities, a new AHRQ study proposes analyzing health insurance status and medical need over a typical lifetime by ethnic group. This life expectancy approach can … Continue reading
Jason Fletcher, associate professor of public affairs at the University of Wisconsin, will present the first seminar of the 2013-2014 invited speaker series on population health issues sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program (http://www.sph.umich.edu/rwjhssp/) and … Continue reading
There is a new issue brief available from the Commonwealth Fund: State Innovation Models: Early Experiences and Challenges of an Initiative to Advance Broad Health System Reform. Since July 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded 25 … Continue reading
From the Health Affairs Blog and Boston Health News: Health data is a theme of this edition of the Health Wonk Review because it is also the focus of the current Knight News Challenge. That contest rewards media innovation with … Continue reading