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Study explores economic outcomes of hospital-based violence intervention

Study explores economic outcomes of hospital-based violence intervention

At more than 25 hospitals across the U.S., health care professionals have embraced a public health approach to their work--taking action to prevent violent injuries, not just treat them. In programs known as hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs), teams of medical professionals, social workers and researchers step in at a critical moment in a patient's life--the period following a violent injury such as a gunshot or stab wound--with case management, counseling and other services that help these victims break free from the cycle of violence. [More]
New study focuses on improving Iowa healthcare exchange

New study focuses on improving Iowa healthcare exchange

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease released a public opinion poll of Iowa health care leaders and a new study analyzing the impact of increased cost sharing on patient adherence to prescription medications. The PFCD is a nationwide coalition working to educate policy makers and the public on the costs of chronic diseases. [More]
Maria Editha Bautista-Santos receives MHS Health's 7th Annual Summit Award

Maria Editha Bautista-Santos receives MHS Health's 7th Annual Summit Award

MHS Health Wisconsin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, presented its 7th Annual Summit Award to Maria Editha Bautista-Santos, MD, a family practice physician at Affinity Medical Group in Appleton, Wis. [More]

NeoDeck, DataMotion partner for secure messaging of clinical and non-clinical information

FNeoDeck Holdings, Puerto Rico's leading provider of healthcare management solutions, today announced it has partnered with DataMotion, an accredited health information service provider (HISP) supplying email encryption solutions for clinical and non-clinical exchange of protected health information (PHI). [More]
Prenatal program enhances couples' co-parenting relationship, improves childhood outcomes

Prenatal program enhances couples' co-parenting relationship, improves childhood outcomes

Children whose parents participated in a prenatal program aimed at enhancing couples' co-parenting relationship were better adjusted at age seven than children whose parents were assigned to a control group, according to Penn State researchers. [More]
New study finds no correlation between opioids administered in the ER and patient satisfaction scores

New study finds no correlation between opioids administered in the ER and patient satisfaction scores

A new study co-authored by investigators at the University of Massachusetts Medical School found that there is no correlation between opioids administered in the emergency room setting and Press Ganey ED patient satisfaction scores, one of the most commonly used metrics for measuring patient satisfaction. [More]
Changes in health limitations, chronic conditions can predict mortgage distress

Changes in health limitations, chronic conditions can predict mortgage distress

The mortgage strain of American home ownership can lead to poor health but a new study finds that the inverse may also be true-- changes in health can serve as a predictor to mortgage distress. [More]
China Jo-Jo Drugstores opens eight new retail pharmacies in Hangzhou

China Jo-Jo Drugstores opens eight new retail pharmacies in Hangzhou

China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc., a leading China-based retail and wholesale distributor of pharmaceutical and health care products through its own online and retail pharmacies, announced today that it opened eight new retail pharmacies in Hangzhou on January 10, 2015, a company record for same-day store openings. [More]

New GP Surgery opens in the heart of Wimbledon

The GP Surgery has newly opened in the heart of Wimbledon in response to patient concerns about NHS GP inaccessibility. With increased strain on GP services over the winter period waiting times for a routine GP appointment have increased, with a resulting increased burden on urgent care, A&E and out-of-hours GP services. [More]
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance launches health improvement grant program

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance launches health improvement grant program

Inspired by its Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) 2012-2015 report, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance recently launched a health improvement grant program. The new community program addresses specific cancer screening, early detection, and prevention needs for at risk populations in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. [More]

PA Department of Aging awarded grant to enhance volunteer programs

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has received a Performance Improvement and Innovation grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Community Living. The grant of $200,000 will be devoted to assist local APPRISE programs in developing strategic approaches to enhance volunteer programs. [More]
BCBSAZ's cooking contest aims at motivating Arizona kids to improve daily food choices

BCBSAZ's cooking contest aims at motivating Arizona kids to improve daily food choices

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is launching its 2015 kids cooking contest aimed at motivating Arizona kids to incorporate healthy options into their daily food choices. For the fifth consecutive year, the company is looking for great-tasting, kid-inspired side dishes for the Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge. [More]

NASHCO issues statement on taking over of Iowa Insurance Division by CoOportunity Health

Dr. Martin Hickey, Chairman of the National Alliance of State Health CO-OPs' Board of Directors, made the following statement regarding the recent announcement that the Iowa Insurance Division is taking over CoOportunity Health. [More]
Supreme Court urged to reject IRS regulations authorizing tax subsidies for health insurance purchasers

Supreme Court urged to reject IRS regulations authorizing tax subsidies for health insurance purchasers

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which focuses on constitutional law, today filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the high court to reject IRS regulations illegally authorizing tax subsidies for purchasers of health insurance on federal healthcare exchanges. [More]

50% of Missourians enroll in 2015 health insurance Marketplace plans

In just four weeks since the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace opened, 102,087 Missourians enrolled in 2015 health plans according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Half – 50 percent – are new enrollees. [More]

Origins Behavioral Healthcare agrees to acquire two addiction treatment centers from Caron

A major deal in the substance abuse recovery industry will mean new treatment options for people struggling with addiction. Origins Behavioral Healthcare and Caron Treatment Centers announced today an agreement in which Origins will acquire two addiction treatment centers owned and operated by Caron: Hanley Center in West Palm Beach and Gate Lodge in Vero Beach, Fla. [More]
New report finds that American children are generally safer, better-educated

New report finds that American children are generally safer, better-educated

American children are generally safer and better-educated than they have been in 20 years, a new report from Duke University finds. [More]
U of M poll: Parents doubt older teens are ready to manage their health care

U of M poll: Parents doubt older teens are ready to manage their health care

Most parents agree their children should be ready to move out of the pediatrician's office into adult-focused care by age 18 - but just 30 percent actually make that transition by that age, according to the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. [More]
Two MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics open inside CVS/pharmacy stores in Northern Nevada

Two MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics open inside CVS/pharmacy stores in Northern Nevada

Two MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics opened today inside CVS/pharmacy stores in Reno and Sparks. They join eight MinuteClinic locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the Las Vegas area in Southern Nevada. [More]
HolaDoctor introduces new Toll Free Help Line to assist Hispanics in New Jersey

HolaDoctor introduces new Toll Free Help Line to assist Hispanics in New Jersey

HolaDoctor, the leading health and wellness online destination for Hispanics, launched a new Toll Free Help Line to assist Hispanics in New Jersey with questions regarding Healthcare Reform, as well as to guide them in the application process for acquiring health insurance in the state and federal marketplace. [More]