National Health Index

Statements

Comments by Dr. Gary A. Puckrein on the Food and Drug Administration’s FDASIA Section 907 Action Plan October 20, 2014

The National Minority Quality Forum (The Forum) commends the Food and Drug Administration upon the release of the FDA Action Plan to Enhance…

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…

Initiatives

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

Fetal Exposure to Parental Smoking and the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Adult Women

Fetal Exposure to Parental Smoking and the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Adult Women

Diabetes Care August 4, 2014 OBJECTIVE We evaluated the associations of both maternal and paternal smoking during pregnancy…

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…