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February 2019

THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS

Suggests a link between chemical elements and the provision of health care services in the context of social determinants. Read More

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PRESIDENT’S CORNER—ASAHP MEMBER FOCUS

Gregory Frazer, Dean and Professor, Covey College of Allied Health Professions at the University of South Alabama, is featured in this issue of TRENDS. Read More

 

OPEN SEASON FOR LEGISLATION

The 116th Congress is faced with the challenge of identifying areas of bipartisan agreement in order to pass meaningful health legislation. Read More

 

HEALTH REFORM DEVELOPMENTS

Discusses the fate of the Cadillac tax in the Affordable Care Act, short-term Association Health Plans in relation to state regulations, and the impact of primary care on reducing health care costs and patient outcomes. Read More

 

DEVELOPMENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Indicates a mechanism for reducing college student debt and the results of a request for comments on a proposed rule involving Title IX provisions for campus sexual assault allegations. Read More

QUICK STAT (SHORT, TIMELY, AND TOPICAL)

  • Record Number Of Novel Medical Devices Approved By The FDA In 2018  

  • Nearly One-Quarter Of Antibiotic Prescriptions Filled Are Unnecessary 

  • Enhanced Toy Dog Robot Includes An Ability To Learn From Its Owners

  • Electrical Stimulation Of The Brain During Surgery Produces Immediate Laughter And Calm Read More

 

AVAILABLE RESOURCES ACCESSIBLE ELECTRONICALLY 

  • Adoption Of A National System For Electronic Use And Exchange Of Health Information

  • Current Status And Response To The Global Obesity Pandemic

  • How Innovation Will Blur Traditional Health Care Boundaries Read More

 

IDENTIFICATION, EVALUATION, AND COMPARISON OF HEALTH DEVICES

Provides information about the explosion of health devices in the marketplace aimed at consumers and challenges that confront health professionals attempting to select appropriate technologies that meet the requirements of specific applications for a clinical trial, research study, or a digital health service. Read More

 

PUTTING PATIENTS FIRST AND DISPARITIES RESEARCH

Refers to disparities in language‐appropriate services in the in-patient hospital setting.  Read More

2019-2020 ASSOCIATION CALENDAR OF EVENTS

February 2019Institutional Profile Survey Launched

February 2019—Higher Logic Communication Tool Provided to Institutional Members

October 16-18, 2019—ASAHP Annual Conference in Charleston, SC

October 26-30, 2020—ASAHP Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA


TRENDS is the official newsletter of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (122 C St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C., 20001. Tel: 202-237-6481) Trends is published 10 times each year and is available on the Association’s website at www.asahp.org. For more information, contact the editor, Thomas W. Elwood, Dr.PH.


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