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  • The Future of Home Health Care: Workshop Summary - (Institute of Medicine (IOM))  - 18-MAR-2015    The results of a public workshop, held September 30 and October 1, 2014, examined the future of home health care (especially Medicare home health care), as a support for aging in place within the healthcare marketplace.
  • Data for Health: Learning What Works - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  - 18-MAR-2015    On Thursday, April 2, 2015, RWJF will host an event to announce the release of their report from their Data for Health initiative. The event will be live, in Washington DC and available via webcast.
  • Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) Website Launch - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  - 12-MAR-2015    CDC has released the updated Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) online tool that produces public health profiles for all 3,143 counties in the United States. Each profile includes key indicators of health outcomes, which describes the population health status of a county and factors that have the potential to influence health outcomes, such as health care access and quality, health behaviors, social factors, and the physical environment.
  • Next Generation ACO Model - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  - 12-MAR-2015    The Next Generation ACO Model will allow provider groups to assume higher levels of financial risk and reward to test whether strong financial incentives for ACOs, coupled with tools to support better patient engagement and care management, can improve health outcomes and lower expenditures.
  • Video Defines Population Health - (Institute of Medicine (IOM))  - 06-MAR-2015    The Roundtable on Population Health Improvement presents a video that defines population health.
  • AHRQ Establishes Plan for Public Access to Federally Funded Research - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  - 04-MAR-2015    AHRQ has established a policy for public access to scientific publications and scientific data in digital format resulting from AHRQ funding. The policy will require that authors of scholarly publications submit their final peer-reviewed accepted journal manuscripts to PubMed Central (PMC).
  • HHS Public Access Plan - (Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) U.S.)  - 27-FEB-2015    The public access implementation plans of NIH, FDA, CDC, AHRQ, and ASPR are outlined.