Federally Qualified Health Centers have seen much health IT progress, but could benefit from advanced functionalities as they prepare for Medicaid expansions, say researchers writing in the journal BMC Health Services.
PwC US today announced the expansion of its health industry research arm to include a new team focused on healthcare policy and regulatory issues. The team, which joins PwC's Health Research Institute (HRI), tracks and analyzes legislative and regulatory issues across the U.S. health landscape, delivering timely business insights to help executive decision makers navigate rapid change.
Susan W. Berson, Managing Member of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.’s Washington, D.C. office and a Member of the firm’s Health Law Section, has received the 2012 International Law Office (ILO) “Client Choice Award” for Healthcare and Life Sciences.
Health care professionals require specific training if they are to successfully treat veterans who have experienced the unique physical and psychological traumas of war. In an effort to increase the satisfaction of veterans and their families with the care they receive at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and clinics, Columbia University Medical Center's (CUMC) Program in Narrative Medicine is hosting a first-of-its-kind three-day workshop, "Challenges in VA Health Care: A Narrative Response," from March 9-11, 2012.
The National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF) highlights the fact that "patients and their families need to be at the center of efforts to modernize health care's information infrastructure," according to national coordinator Farzad Mostashari, MD.