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2016, A Pivotal Year For Accreditation

Judith S. Eaton, President of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), wrote an article in which she stated that for accreditation, 2016 will be remembered as an inflection point, a pivotal moment, a culmination of a multiyear revamping, which means this space is now dominated by two features. One is strengthened federal oversight and...
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Costs Of Student Loan Programs

For the FY 2017 budget, the U.S. Department of Education estimates that all federally issued Direct Loans in Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) plans will have government costs of $74 billion, higher than previous budget estimates. The plans are designed to help ease student debt burden by setting loan payments as a percentage of borrower income, extending repayment...
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Ensuring Access To Care In Vulnerable Communities

The American Hospital Association released a report offering hospital leaders nine innovative ways to preserve access to essential health services in vulnerable rural and urban communities. Strategies range from integrating rural hospitals with health clinics in the community to using technology to provide 24/7 care in isolated areas. The report can be obtained at http://www.aha.org/content/16/ensuring-accdss-taskforce-report.pdf...
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Graduate Student Stress Over Finances And Long-Term Financial Security

Research conducted by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) in conjunction with TIAA, a leading financial services provider, found that 60% of master’s students and 55% of doctoral students report feeling stressed about their finances. The majority of students surveyed reported having no exposure to financial education, and fewer than one-third are aware of any...
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Postsecondary Institutions Attendance Prices; Degrees And Other Awards Conferred; And 12-Month Enrollment

This First Look from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is a revised version of the preliminary report released on July 14, 2016. It includes fully edited and imputed data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2015 collection, which included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2015-16 academic year, Completions...
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Access To And Affordability Of Health Care

A Web First study released by the journal Health Affairs found that 28% of US adults reported having at least two chronic health conditions, a higher percentage than in any other country. The survey examined the health and health care experiences of adults in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the...
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The Future Of Artificial Intelligence: Applications For Health Care

The National Science and Technology Council, together with its Subcommittee on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, released a report that discusses how progress in artificial intelligence (AI) technology has created new markets and new opportunities in health care, as well as education, energy, and the environment. It contains recommendations for federal agencies and others to...
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What The Presidential Election Results Mean For Health Care

A PwC Health Research Institute Spotlight report examines what the results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election mean for health care. The document is based on health care advisors and association executives who were interviewed to gain a clearer understanding of how President-Elect Trump’s presidency will likely affect the industry. The report can be accessed...
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