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CALL FOR COMMENTS: Quality Measure for African Americans with Heart Failure

Dear Colleagues As I highlighted in my note last week (appended below), the National Quality Forum (NQF) is currently considering an important quality…

Commentary

The Democratization of Health Care: The Specialty Tier Example

The Democratization of Health Care: The Specialty Tier Example

Huffington Post: 12/18/2013 If I mentioned “specialty tier” to you, would you have any idea what I was talking about? Specialty tiers are seldom considered in everyday conversation, but…

The Democratization of Health Care: The Quest for Sustainability

The Democratization of Health Care: The Quest for Sustainability

Huffington Post: 11/05/2013 Google has announced another moon-shot project: Calico — setting a course to solve the riddles of aging and death. Whether Calico succeeds in its quest or not, it…

The Democratization of Health Care: Advancing the Analog to Digital Medicine Evolution

The Democratization of Health Care: Advancing the Analog to Digital Medicine Evolution

The Huffington Post:  07/11/2013 pm Imagine the upheaval in our economy — on manufacturers, on jobs, on wages, on the availability of consumable goods — if, with the…

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The Clinical Trial Engagement Network

The Clinical Trial Engagement Network

The Clinical Trial Engagement Network will serve as the healthcare industry resource addressing a critical need in drug research – improving the representation of diverse populations,…

General News

The Changing Burden of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in the United States: Model-Based Predictions

The Changing Burden of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in the United States: Model-Based Predictions

Ann Intern Med.: 5 August 2014 Background: Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection causes a substantial health and economic burden…

Clinical Trial News

Clinical Research Versus Medical Treatment

Clinical Research Versus Medical Treatment

FDA: 8/5/14 What is clinical research? Clinical research refers to studies in which people participate as patients…

Diabetes News

CMS Competitive Bidding Hurts Medicare Beneficiaries With Diabetes

EndocrinologyAdvisor, 18 June 2015 BOSTON — The competitive bidding program implemented by the Centers for Medicare…

Medicare News

Fact sheets: Fiscal Year 2015 Payment and Policy Changes for Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

Fact sheets: Fiscal Year 2015 Payment and Policy Changes for Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

CMS: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Fiscal Year 2015 Payment and Policy Changes for Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation…