• Home
  • /
  • Category Archives: "Asahp Newswire Archives"

2014 Health Care Changes Ahead

Towers Watson’s 2014 Health Care Changes Ahead Survey yields insight into how companies are changing their health care strategies to comply with health care reform, combat escalating costs, avoid the business risks associated with the 2018 excise tax, and improve employee engagement. The responses of 379 midsize to large U.S. organizations point to five primary...
Read more

Implementation Of The Affordable Care Act: Cross-Cutting Issues

During the transition to new health insurance marketplaces, insurers revamped their approach to network design and many now offer narrower provider networks. According to a new report from the Urban Institute, insurers made significant changes to the networks of their individual market plans. Insurers and state officials reported confusion about which plan networks included which...
Read more

Healthy People webinar on prevention, treatment, and care of diabetes and chronic kidney disease

On Monday, September 29 at 12:30 p.m. ET, the Healthy People 2020 Progress Review will hold a  webinar on Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease. This webinar will feature: Wanda Jones, DrPH, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Rebecca Hines, MHS, Chief, Health Promotion Statistics Branch, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for...
Read more

Health Care: Necessary But Not Sufficient

Will improved access to health care remove the health disadvantages faced by individuals with less education? Will health care reform make high school dropouts as healthy as college graduates? Not necessarily, according to a report from the Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health.Having access to good doctors and medicines is certainly important, but access...
Read more

The State Of Health Equity Research

Until now, no effort has been made to conduct a comprehensive portfolio analysis of health disparities – or health equity-focused research with the goal of understanding whether these targeted investments are addressing key health disparities and all priority populations. This understanding is needed to support the type of solutions-focused research that will enable society to...
Read more

Integrating Health Research And Practice

In April and June 2014 the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care convened two workshops aimed at accelerating progress toward real-time knowledge generation through the seamless integration of clinical practice and research, one of the fundamental concepts of a continuously learning health system. A new publication summarizes the presentations and...
Read more

Building Better Health: Innovative Strategies from America’s Business Leaders

Improving the nation’s health must be a national imperative and it cannot be viewed simply as the responsibility of the health care system. It is a job that requires innovation, collaboration, and leadership from all sectors. The CEO Council on Health and Innovation came together to lead the U.S. business community in this work. Together,...
Read more

End-Of-Life Care

A substantial body of evidence shows that broad improvements to end-of-life care are within reach. In Dying in America, a consensus report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a committee of experts finds that improving the quality and availability of medical and social services for patients and their families could not only enhance quality of...
Read more

The Rise Of Retail Health Insurance Exchanges

PricewaterhouseCoopers released a new report detailing how retail health insurance marketplaces, known as exchanges, are dramatically changing both the employer benefits environment and the health insurance business. Employers faced with rising costs and regulatory demands are moving away from the benefit business, pushing individual consumers to take on new responsibility for their own health insurance...
Read more