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Press Releases

National Minority Quality Forum Announces Addition of PhRMA to Collaboration to Increase Diversity in Clinical Trials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gretchen C. Wartman Monday, July 08, 2013 Telephone: 202-223-7560   The National Minority Quality Forum (The Forum) announces that…

Statements

September 30, 2013   Leon Rodriguez, Director Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Room 509F, HHH Building Washington, D.C.…

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

Abuse and Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Among Midlife Women

Abuse and Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Among Midlife Women

STROKEAHA: July 17, 2014 Abstract Background and Purpose—Some evidence suggests that abuse may be related to…

Clinical Trial News

Join the ‘I’m In’ campaign

Join the ‘I’m In’ campaign

AJC: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 By Gary Puckrein Whether you’ve taken a medication today to manage…

Diabetes News

Effectiveness and Safety of Patient Activation Interventions for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis, and Meta-regression

Effectiveness and Safety of Patient Activation Interventions for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis, and Meta-regression

Springer: Journal of General Internal Medicine - August 2014 BACKGROUND Patient activation interventions (PAIs) engage patients in care by…

Medicare News

Medicare Part B Intensity and Volume Offset

Medicare Part B Intensity and Volume Offset

Wiley: 22 JUL 2014 SUMMARY Under Medicare Part B, adjustments to the fee schedule are made…