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Enhancing Health Professions Education Through Technology

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation issued a series of recommendations for health professions schools and healthcare organizations around the use of existing and emerging technologies to enhance health professions education and build a “continuously learning health system.”  A report, “Enhancing Health Professions Education through Technology: Building a Continuously Learning Health System,” stems from an April...
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ASAHP Sends State Authorization Letter to the U.S. Department of Education

This week ASAHP and seven other national postsecondary health education associations sent a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Education 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, as did another joint letter that ASAHP sent to Congress on April...
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U.S. Department of Education Regulations Take Effect

In a press release, the U.S. Department of Education addresses state authorization and gainful employment regulations, which took effect on July 1, 2015, as well as the publishing of its annual College Affordability and Transparency lists. The press release can be accessed at http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/fact-sheet-obama-administration-increases-accountability-low-performing-profit-institutions.  ...
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New Era In Medicaid Managed Care

The proposed federal regulation on June 1 on Medicaid managed care represents a regulatory milestone in the life of Medicaid, an acknowledgement of the program’s evolution over the past 25 years, and an exemplar of the reforms and the tradeoffs that will determine Medicaid’s transformation from a welfare program into a pillar of national health...
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Timely Scheduling And Access To Health Care

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report “Crossing the Quality Chasm” identified six fundamental aims for health care—that it be safe, effective, patient-centered, efficient, equitable, and timely. Of these fundamental aims, timeliness is in some ways the least well studied and understood. How can timely care be ensured in various health care settings and what are...
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Population Dynamics And Health Care

The changing face of the population of the U.S. has important implications for patients, health providers of today, and the individuals who will become the providers of the future. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shed light on this matter. For example, Millennials (born between 1982 and 2000) now number 83.1 million and represent more than...
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New Traditions For “Traditional” Undergraduate Education

Several factors will influence which innovations take root to shape the next generation experience for traditional-age (18-24-year-old) students. Chief among these is the increasing importance of perceived value, as students and their parents consider their options more carefully. Results from the Eduventures 2015 Prospective Student Survey demonstrate that students and their families are balancing the...
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Supreme Court sides with Administration in King v. Burwell

A 6-3 majority opinion written by led Chief Justice John Roberts upheld the ACA’s provision of subsidies for health insurance policies purchased in states with exchanges operated by the federal government, along with those policies purchased on exchanges created only by states. Chief Justice Roberts holding stated: “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets,...
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