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Emergency Room Visits On the Rise

Emergency-room visits continued to climb in the second year of the Affordable Care Act, contradicting a predicted decline as more patients gained access to doctors and other health-care providers. A survey of 2,098 emergency-room doctors was conducted in March and the results became available on May 4. One explanation may be that as Medicaid recipients...
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21st Century Cures Initiative Moves Forward

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on April 30 in conjunction with the first anniversary of the 21st Century Cures initiative to obtain views from witnesses regarding a revised discussion draft.  Kathy Hudson, Deputy Director for Science, Outreach, and Policy at the National Institutes of Health described key developments at...
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ASAHP Sends State Authorization Letter to Congress

This week ASAHP and six other national postsecondary health education associations sent a joint letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House Education and the Workforce and Senate HELP Committees concerning the deleterious impact of state authorization on out-of-state clinical education placements. The letter outlines our concerns and provides potential remedies to the situation...
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Delivering Interprofessional Education And Teaching Teamwork

A new Issue Brief from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation outlines how to overcome some of the emerging challenges health professions schools face in providing and expanding IPE, and shares promising models for learning purposes.  The Issue Brief can be accessed at http://macyfoundation.org/docs/macy_pubs/Macy_Brief_IPE.pdf?utm_source=Macy+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=daf6bd678a-Issue_Brief_4_Promotion_IPE4_29_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bb739c7123-daf6bd678a-336687629...
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White House Job Upskill Initiative

Many health organizations, including hospitals, are committed to increasing access to training opportunities for front-line workers through a presidential initiative to help workers advance their skills and wages, according to an announcement from the White House on April 24 at a summit on the Upskill Initiative. This initiative is focused on realizing the full potential...
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Student Debt: Who Borrows Most And What Lies Ahead ?

A new report from the Urban Institute describes the levels of cumulative education debt among students with different levels of educational attainment and examines factors associated with high borrowing levels. Students with the most debt tend to be among those who have pursued graduate study. Among undergraduate borrowers, students enrolled in for-profit institutions, those who are...
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