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  • Tobacco Symposium - (American Public Health Association (APHA))  - 18-SEP-2014    The acting surgeon general will participate in this live webcast, being held Wednesday September 23, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET. Registration is required.
  • The State of Health Equity Research: Closing Knowledge Gaps to Address Inequities (2014) images/pdf.gif icon - (AcademyHealth, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC))  - 18-SEP-2014    This report presents the results of a qualitative analysis of all U.S.-based, health disparities-focused health services research to analyze trends (2007-2011) in funding and grantee institutions, the populations and outcomes studied, and shifts in these investigations' focus on detecting, understanding, or eliminating inequities in health and health care.
  • Health Reform in 2015: What the Research Tells Us - (University of Pennsylvania)  - 08-SEP-2014    This meeting will be held on October 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. It is being co-sponsored by Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative.
  • New CMS Rule Extends Meaningful Use Stage 2, Offers Flexibility in CEHRT Reporting - (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))  - 03-SEP-2014    The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has issued its final rule to change the meaningful use stage 2 and stage 3 timelines, as well as the definition of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT). NACCHO believes that this final rule creates the flexibility critical to support eligible providers, hospitals, and public health agencies in strengthening data sharing partnerships.
  • 2014 Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Now Available - 22-AUG-2014    The 2014 version of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) is now available. Following a year-long review and revision process, the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice recently released this updated version of the Core Competencies for use by public health practitioners, educators, and researchers.
  • The Emerging Revolution in Health Care - (Brookings Institution US)  - 11-AUG-2014    This paper looks at interoperability, privacy, and security as key components of developing an evidence-based model using health information technology,
  • Health Policy Orientation - (AcademyHealth)  - 05-AUG-2014    This program will be held on October 27-30, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
  • MEPS Two-Day Data Users' Workshop - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  - 01-JUL-2014    AHRQ will be conducting a two-day hands-on MEPS Data Users' Workshop in Rockville, MD, on September 22-23, 2014.
  • The ACA and America's Cities: Fewer Uninsured and More Federal Dollars - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Urban Institute (UI))  - 19-JUN-2014    This report and chart pack looks at the effects of the ACA in Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Columbus, Charlotte, Detroit, Memphis, Seattle, Denver, Atlanta, and Miami.
  • Leaving Fee for Service Behind (2014) - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  - 04-JUN-2014    This article looks at an effort in Wisconsin to change payment to a reimbursement-based payment system.
  • Outcome Measure Framework (OMF) Design Document - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  - 03-JUN-2014    The objectives of this project were to create an Outcome Measures Framework to serve as a conceptual model for development of standard outcome measures and to design and pilot test a tool for collecting and displaying information about outcome measures in a system such as the Registry of Patient Registries
  • The Multi-State Plan Program (2014 Update) - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  - 30-MAY-2014    This policy brief provides an update of a publication from April of 2013. It examines the Multi-State Plan Program, which would allow insurers to offer plans across state lines.
  • Patient Cost-Sharing Under the Affordable Care Act - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US)  - 28-MAY-2014    The study projects what deductibles and coinsurance would meet the requirements of a Bronze plan, the minimum tier in the ACA's four-tier insurance plan.
  • Federal Reform Resources - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  - 14-MAY-2014    Health care reform resources which come from SCI and similar organizations, states, and the federal government.
  • Retiree Health Benefits At the Crossroads - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US)  - 12-MAY-2014    This report and exhibit looks at the role of retiree health coverage for early and Medicare-eligible retirees, examines changes underway, and considers the outlook for the future.
  • National Prevention Week 2014 Participant Toolkit - (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA))  - 05-MAY-2014    A new toolkit equips communities resources for planning an event to help prevent substance use and promote mental, emotional, and behavioral wellness.
  • A Practical Roadmap for Provider-Payer Engagement - (Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS))  - 28-APR-2014    This one-hour, on-demand webinar from HIMSS 2014 requires registration, and provides a roadmap for provider-payer engagement.
  • Medication Use in Medicare (2014) images/pdf.gif icon - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  - 24-APR-2014    The Effective Health Care Program presents statistical data concerning medication use among Medicare beneficiaries with medical and psychiatric conditions, 2009-2011
  • ACE Measureā„¢ - (Altarum Institute US)  - 19-MAR-2014    This 21 question survey is designed to measure the health engagement levels of individuals and populations.
  • Legislation Introduced to Prevent Overregulation of Health IT - 14-FEB-2014    A new bill currently being discussed in the Senate, "Preventing Regulatory Overreach To Enhance Care Technology (PROTECT) Act of 2014" attempts to provide a regulatory framework for health IT innovation, and balances protecting patient safety.