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The missed opportunity of Medicaid innovation

29 June 2015, 5:52 amWhen CMS released a proposed rule to make significant changes to Medicaid last month, it was the first major change in 12 years. The proposed rule addresses a sweeping range of program goals, includin...

Reactions to King v. Burwell: Healthcare leaders back ruling

26 June 2015, 5:58 amPrimary Topic:  Policy & Legislation...

Price transparency full of challenges for health systems

25 June 2015, 7:03 amPrimary Topic:  Medicare & Medicaid...

Iowa court OKs abortion by telemedicine

24 June 2015, 5:26 amPrimary Topic:  Telehealth...

Auditor slams California's oversight of Medicaid managed care

23 June 2015, 7:22 amPrimary Topic:  Medicare & Medicaid...

House draft budget would eliminate AHRQ

22 June 2015, 6:22 amPrimary Topic:  Electronic Health Records...

5 tips for becoming a big data superstar

22 June 2015, 5:25 amPrimary Topic:  Population Health...

How much will retail clinics change care delivery?

17 June 2015, 5:18 amThink disruptive retailers, and you’re likely to pick names like Amazon and the increasingly ubiquitous Uber. But if you don’t include the likes of CVS, RiteAid and Target, then add in the...

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PSR Data Pulse

30 June 2015, 8:45 amReleased on the 16th of every month, this report offers a snapshot of PSR events reported. This one page document should give a quick reference on the level of reporting in PSR. Access the Patient Saf...

Military Health System Health Innovations Webinar

29 June 2015, 9:00 pmTRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to discuss new health innovations developed to enhance the lives of service members and their families. Join us Wednesday, July 8 at noon EST.Re...

DHA Health IT uses the Internet of Things to monitor health, improve readiness

28 June 2015, 9:00 pmImagine if a military doctor could know what kind of injury a warfighter had sustained in combat, the severity of the injury, and what kind of surgeon was needed, before the soldier reached the hospit...

2nd CAB medics use teamwork to thrive

28 June 2015, 9:00 pmCAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea – Teamwork stems from trust, and trust is born from a bond that is built through shared experiences and hardships. A hardship can be mental, physical or both. Whether...

Monday Motivational Message: The Green Tomato

28 June 2015, 9:00 pmMy great-grandfather, the late Eugene Jordan, was a Mississippi share-cropper, farmer, businessman and pastor whose wisdom far exceeded any education he ever could have obtained. I remember one time w...

Sport psychologists help athletes stay on track at Warrior Games and in life

28 June 2015, 9:00 pmIt’s just minutes before a crucial wheelchair basketball seeding game at the 2015 DoD Warrior Games, and Army Sgt. Nicholas Titman is not with his team. A personal crisis back home with his part...

Warrior Games Conclude, Athletes Exemplified ‘Can Do’ Spirit and Inspire All

27 June 2015, 9:00 pmTheir journeys began long ago on the battlefields abroad and duty stations at home where the athletes for 2015 Warrior Games were injured while serving their countries. Over the last week and a half,...

DoD Observes National PTSD Awareness Day

26 June 2015, 9:00 pmWASHINGTON, June 27, 2015 – Today’s National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day observance reflects how PTSD became known as an “invisible wound of war” during more t...

Army Health News

FDA clears new traumatic brain injury assessment device

24 June 2015, 9:00 pmA new handheld medical device for analyzing brain injuries has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA. In May 2015, the Ahead 200 was cleared by the FDA to help clinicians asses...

Nursing team first to take part in national program

9 June 2015, 9:00 pmFour junior nurses here are trying to make a big difference in how doctors, nurses, and other medical staff talk to each other and to patients.

Healing waters help Soldier cope with cancer

6 June 2015, 9:00 pm"It's cancer." Two words people hope to never hear. And as Sgt. Kawaiola Nahale, an Army Reserve budget analyst with the 311th Signal Company at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, faced the diagnosis and associate...

Tripler doctor uses military medicine to build Pacific partnerships

19 May 2015, 9:00 pmCol. Jeffery Greene, a medical doctor and adolescent pediatrician at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, discusses his three-month medical mission in Palau. For Greene, it's about influencing and...

Fast: Outmaneuver enemies physically, cognitively

19 May 2015, 9:00 pmManeuver Soldiers, leaders, and formations that are "fast" have the ability to outmaneuver their enemies - physically and cognitively. The Maneuver Center of Excellence is working hard to develop mane...

Southern Command partners with El Salvador and Columbia for Beyond the Horizon

19 May 2015, 9:00 pmProviding assistance after a natural disaster or distributing essentials for the homeless are just two factors that could pose the need for humanitarian aid. Other factors include alleviating sufferin...

Army researchers look for permanent end to Ebola virus

18 May 2015, 9:00 pmThe U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases are partnering to help expedite progress in the global fight against Ebola.

Tiny device could save lives on battlefield

14 May 2015, 9:00 pmGetting rapid treatment for wounds or injuries suffered on the battlefield can mean the difference between life and death. Army medical researchers recently developed "a device that will revolutionize...

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HHS study finds early dialysis saved lives following Hurricane Sandy

28 June 2015, 10:01 pmHHS study finds early dialysis saved lives following Hurricane Sandy...

Statement by HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell on the Affordable Care Act

24 June 2015, 10:01 pm...

HHS announces and celebrates innovation award winners across the department

23 June 2015, 10:01 pmHHS announces and celebrates innovation award winners across the department...

HHS launches GIS-based tool for health disaster readiness

22 June 2015, 10:01 pmHHS launches GIS-based tool for health disaster readiness...

National Medicare fraud takedown results in charges against 243 individuals for approximately $712 million in false billing

17 June 2015, 10:01 pmWASHINGTON – Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell and Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced today a nationwide sweep led by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force...

HHS Proposes Vision for the Future of Head Start, Releases New Performance Standards

15 June 2015, 10:01 pmHHS Proposes Vision for the Future of Head Start, Releases New Performance Standards...

HHS pursues fast, easy test to detect Ebola virus infections

11 June 2015, 10:01 pmHHS pursues fast, easy test to detect Ebola virus infections...

HHS selects nine regional Ebola and other special pathogen treatment centers

11 June 2015, 10:01 pmHHS selects nine regional Ebola and other special pathogen treatment centers...

Health.Com

California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Mandatory Vaccine Law

30 June 2015, 12:38 pmCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown signed a mandatory school vaccination bill into law Tuesday, abolishing the “personal belief” exemption that many parents use as a loophole to avoid vaccinating the...

Why Is It So Hard to Get a Lyme Disease Diagnosis?

30 June 2015, 11:18 amAvril Lavigne opened up again this week about her struggle with Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness she says left her bedridden for months and desperate for answers. Why did it take so long for her to...

Women’s Faces Are Redder During Ovulation, Study Says

30 June 2015, 10:37 amTUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women’s faces are redder than usual during ovulation, but this subtle change isn’t detectable to the human eye, new research shows. This cha...

Did One Gene Mutation Launch the Black Death?

30 June 2015, 10:37 amTUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — One small genetic change may have transformed Yersinia pestis — the plague bacteria — from a relatively mild germ into the deadly bug that k...

Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills Offer Little Benefit: Study

30 June 2015, 10:37 amBy Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Under-the-tongue pills for hay fever sufferers provide little symptom relief and often come with bothersome side ef...

The Strange Link Between Junk Food and Depression

30 June 2015, 9:24 amSome—but not all—sugars were associated with depressive disorders.

Umbilical Cord ‘Milking’ May Help Preemies Delivered by C-Section

30 June 2015, 8:37 amTUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Gently massaging the umbilical cords of preterm infants delivered by C-section may improve their blood pressure, boost blood flow and increase levels of...

Too Few Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancers Get ‘Watch and Wait’ Approach

30 June 2015, 8:37 amBy Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A wide majority of U.S. men with low-risk prostate cancer are being treated for the disease even though “active...