Mobile health clinics enable underserved patients to access and consult with specialists at the University of Miami Health System. Participants are hoping the effort will tap IT to "transform care in an organized way."
In the wake of the 2012 U.S. presidential and congressional elections, the University of Miami School of Business Administration will bring together some of the nation's top health care policy and industry leaders for The Business of Health Care Post-Election, a conference focused on the future of health care reform and what it means for health care organizations and business in general (www.bus.miami.edu/healthcare2013)
Healthcare IT News' top 10 list of the largest healthcare data breaches of 2012 should send a blaring message: Healthcare organizations are not taking the steps necessary to protect patients' personal health information.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a $7.6 million grant to the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) over the next five years for their Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research: El Centro.
The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) proudly named Senator Luz Arce Ferrer (PR) as Chair and Senator Rene Garcia (FL) as Vice Chair of the organization's Health Care Task Force. NHCSL has a long history of advocating for policies to enhance the quality of life and health care afforded to the Hispanic community, with a focus on subjects such as combating childhood obesity; ensuring patient protections under new federal legislation; eliminate restrictions and barriers to health care; and promoting education and training in schools. In addition, NHCSL and the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) have convened an annual Promoting Healthy Lifestyles Conference to educate legislators on policy innovation and other issues at the forefront of health care.
When the Ford Motor Company announced plans in mid-May to partner with at least three companies to develop healthcare apps for the company's car-based platform, telemedicine experts around the country offered a hesitant smile. Could this be the big break they've been waiting for?