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New, executive-style MSc aims to train next generation of leaders in cardiovascular sciences

New, executive-style MSc aims to train next generation of leaders in cardiovascular sciences

LSE Health and the European Heart Academy of the European Society of Cardiology are pleased to announce the launch of a new, executive-style MSc aimed at professionals working in the field of cardiovascular sciences. [More]
State highlights: Iowa invests in autism program; rural docs feel the pinch of Wisconsin's low Medicaid payments

State highlights: Iowa invests in autism program; rural docs feel the pinch of Wisconsin's low Medicaid payments

A selection of health policy stories from New York, Missouri, Texas, Massachusetts, Maine, Georgia and Pennsylvania. [More]
UC San Diego Health System is among nation's "Most Wired Advanced" hospitals

UC San Diego Health System is among nation's "Most Wired Advanced" hospitals

UC San Diego Health System is among the nation's "Most Wired Advanced" hospitals, according to new findings released by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN), a publication of the American Hospital Association. [More]
EGPAF experts to deliver presentations at AIDS 2014

EGPAF experts to deliver presentations at AIDS 2014

Experts from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) will give oral presentations, moderate conference events, and exhibit a variety of educational posters and abstracts related to ending AIDS in children. [More]
State highlights: Concerns continue about Coakley-partners antitrust settlement; Maine's Lepage announces extra $13.1 million for nursing homes

State highlights: Concerns continue about Coakley-partners antitrust settlement; Maine's Lepage announces extra $13.1 million for nursing homes

Criticism of Attorney General Martha Coakley's antitrust pact with the state's largest health care system mounted Thursday as a watchdog panel warned a judge the proposed deal might not meet its goal of holding down medical expenses. [More]
Weight-gain prevention intervention also reduces depression in black women

Weight-gain prevention intervention also reduces depression in black women

An intervention program aimed at helping obese women maintain their weight without adding pounds also significantly reduced depression in nearly half the participants, according to a new study from Duke University. [More]
Cedars-Sinai named to Honor Roll in America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

Cedars-Sinai named to Honor Roll in America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

With 12 medical specialties rated among the finest in the nation, Cedars-Sinai has been named to the Honor Roll in the 2014-15 issue of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. [More]
States grapple with mental illness issues; Oregon moves closer to limiting Medicaid patients' access to new hepatitis C drugs

States grapple with mental illness issues; Oregon moves closer to limiting Medicaid patients' access to new hepatitis C drugs

The numbers, posted daily on the Cook County sheriff's website, would be alarming at an urgent care clinic, let alone a jail: On a Wednesday, 36 percent of all new arrivals report having a mental illness. On a Friday, it's 54 percent. But inside the razor wire framing the 96-acre compound, the faces and voices of the newly arrested confirm its accidental role as Chicago's treatment center of last resort for people with serious mental illnesses (Geller, 7/14). [More]
Study examines how Twitter can be used to talk about health problems

Study examines how Twitter can be used to talk about health problems

Childhood obesity is one of the top public health concerns in the United States, with 32 percent of youths aged 2-19 classified as obese as of 2012. [More]
Health & Health Networks magazine names CHLA as one of nation's "Most Wired" hospitals

Health & Health Networks magazine names CHLA as one of nation's "Most Wired" hospitals

Children's Hospital Los Angeles has been named one of the nation's "Most Wired" hospitals by Health & Health Networks magazine. The magazine measures the level of health information technology (IT) adoption annually in U.S. hospitals and health systems through an annual survey process. [More]
Charles E. Daniels named recipient of 2014 John W. Webb Lecture Award

Charles E. Daniels named recipient of 2014 John W. Webb Lecture Award

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists has named Charles E. Daniels, PhD, FASHP, as the recipient of the 2014 John W. Webb Lecture Award. [More]
Loyola University Medical Center recognized as one of nation's Most Wired hospitals

Loyola University Medical Center recognized as one of nation's Most Wired hospitals

For the twelfth time in 14 years, Loyola University Medical Center has been named one of the nation's Most Wired hospitals. [More]
Baptist Health, AFC partner to improve patient outcomes throughout Central Alabama

Baptist Health, AFC partner to improve patient outcomes throughout Central Alabama

Today, Baptist Health and American Family Care announced that they have partnered to provide primary and urgent care services throughout Central Alabama. [More]
State highlights: N.Y. legalizes medical marijuana; La. Medicaid paid for ineligible inmate care; Md. checking Medicaid rolls for unqualified

State highlights: N.Y. legalizes medical marijuana; La. Medicaid paid for ineligible inmate care; Md. checking Medicaid rolls for unqualified

New York on Monday became the 23rd state to legalize certain forms of marijuana for medical reasons as Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation into law at an event in Manhattan. The measure, which passed both houses of the legislature during the final moments of the legislative session, in June, is significantly more restrictive than other medical-marijuana laws in the nation (Orden, 7/7). [More]
Lines drawn over San Francisco court-ordered outpatient mental illness treatment

Lines drawn over San Francisco court-ordered outpatient mental illness treatment

Family members of those who have suffered multiple mental health crises and refuse help or fail to stick with it are begging for a Laura's Law program -- which could court-order the intractably ill into outpatient treatment. Police officers and firefighters who see the same people cycle through hospitalizations and jail want it too. Then there are the mental health consumers who are well enough to speak of the trauma inflicted by coercive care. It doesn't work, they say. It drives people from treatment (Romney, 7/6). [More]
Fungus responsible for outbreak of Greek yogurt can threaten health systems

Fungus responsible for outbreak of Greek yogurt can threaten health systems

The fungus responsible for an outbreak of contaminated Greek yogurt last year is not harmless after all but a strain with the ability to cause disease, according to research published in mBio-, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. [More]

GHC begins annual leadership training for next wave of young leaders in global health

Global Health Corps (GHC) welcomed its sixth class of fellows today at Yale University, for the opening of its annual Leadership Training Institute. Selected from a pool of nearly 5,000 applicants, the incoming class of fellows - the largest ever - reflects the growing enthusiasm and commitment of millennials to engage globally and address inequities worldwide. [More]
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act can improve health of the US population

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act can improve health of the US population

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law by US President Barack Obama in 2010, can advance public health in the USA by supporting increased emphasis on prevention, and reversing the historic division between public health and private health care services, according to the authors of new research published in The Lancet as part of a new Series, The health of Americans. [More]

Glenridge HealthCare Solutions acquired by WhiteGlove Health

WhiteGlove Health, Inc., a leading chronic care and population health management provider, announced the acquisition of Glenridge HealthCare Solutions, a premier provider of technology-enabled network development and consulting services. [More]

Conifer Health Solutions: Single-source partners can support transition to value-based care

A host of new surveys released to coincide with Healthcare Financial Management Association's 2014 Annual National Institute (HFMA ANI), confirms that most hospitals, health systems and large physician groups expect the transition to value-based care to have an adverse impact on profitability. [More]