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Transforming The Health Care Industry

As a means of exploring the most prominent policies under consideration by the Trump Administration regarding the transformation of the health care industry, the consulting firm Wakely developed a White Paper to discuss major issues.  The White Paper can be obtained at http://www.wakely.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Wakely-Whitepaper-Healthcare-Reform-2.0.pdf.  ...
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Social Determinants Of Health

An essay from the RAND Corporation discusses how health care alone can only go so far to promote health. Reference is made to a RAND study that shows that the U.S. spends more on health care than any other nation in the world, yet Americans live shorter, sicker lives than individuals in most other wealthy...
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Increasing Electronic Health Information Exchange In Post-Acute Care Settings

A report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) discusses how electronic health records can help providers know what patient needs are when these individuals leave hospitals and move to post-acute care settings. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) needs to improve planning and evaluation of its efforts to increase information exchange in post-acute...
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ASAHP Joins Letter to Apropriators

ASAHP was among 55 members of the Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition that wrote to congressional appropriators to encourage the support of the coalition’s Fiscal Year 2017 request of $524 million for HRSA’s Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing workforce development programs. The letter may be accessed here: http://www.asahp.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/HPNEC-Letter-to-Appropriators.pdf...
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Role Of Businesses In Promoting Health And Controlling Health Spending

American businesses play a significant role in U.S. health care. Approximately 177 million Americans (61% of those covered) have their health insurance coverage through an employer, which is  nearly 16 times the number of individuals who have it through the ACA federal or state exchanges. A new report from Marsh and McLennan Companies describes how...
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