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Year 2016: August July June May April March February January
Year 2015: December November October September


August 2016

  • 2016 BEC Request for Proposals: Special Populations 2016 BEC Request for Proposals: Special Populations - (National Council on Aging (NCOA)) - 22-AUG-2016 Details

    NCOA is looking to fund organizations willing to serve as Benefit Enrollment Centers (BECs) for special populations that may be hard to reach through traditional benefits outreach and enrollment strategies, or who have special enrollment needs, such as veterans, LGBT seniors, members of American Indian tribes, individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP), and those recently released from incarceration..

  • Connect2Health Connect2Health - (Federal Communications Commission (FCC) US) - 11-AUG-2016 Details

    A tool from the FCC that maps the overlap in broadband availability and different health outcomes.


July 2016

  • Rural Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 2016 images/pdf.gif icon - (U.S. Senate US) - 26-JUL-2016 Details

    The U.S. Senate's Bipartisan Rural Health Caucus has introduced The Rural Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 2016, which sets and provides support for core healthcare quality standards and improvement measures for rural healthcare providers, promotes payment reform, and increases rural representation in health care delivery reform.


June 2016

  • Law and the Public's Health Law and the Public's Health - (Public Health Reports) - 01-JUN-2016 Details

    This article discusses the IRS regulations for nonprofit hospitals seeking tax exemption. It examines the estimates of hospital community benefit spending, and analyzes the value of hospitals working with community partners to address the social determinants of health, and how hospitals' participation in medical-legal partnerships can address those needs.


May 2016

  • Paying for Value: Progress and Obstacles images/pdf.gif icon - (AcademyHealth) - 20-MAY-2016 Details

    This brief is the result of a meeting on December 8, 2015, which looked at using provider payment as a means of improving clinical quality, patients' experience of care, and the efficient use of resources.


April 2016

  • A Roadmap to the Patient Financial Experience of the Future (2016) images/pdf.gif icon - (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) - 19-APR-2016 Details

    A new paper forecasts the possible patient experience in which patient decision-making, scheduling, registration, administrative simplification, price transparency, and effective consumer payment methods are all simplified through tools designed to assist the patient in their participation in their own health care.

  • State Telemedicine Gaps Analysis State Telemedicine Gaps Analysis - 07-APR-2016 Details

    Two reports from the American Telemedicine Association: State Telemedicine Gaps Analysis: Physician Practice Standards & Licensure and State Telemedicine Gaps Analysis: Coverage and Reimbursement provide report cards, by state, on telemedicine reimbursement policies.


March 2016

  • National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 images/pdf.gif icon - (Office of National AIDS Policy, The White House (ONAP)) - 18-MAR-2016 Details

    Update of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy that reflects new scientific developments since the original Strategy was released in 2010. The Update includes 10 quantitative indicators to monitor progress to achieve HIV goals.

  • National Health Interview Survey : 2018 Questionnaire Redesign National Health Interview Survey : 2018 Questionnaire Redesign - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)) - 17-MAR-2016 Details

    The National Health Interview Survey is being updated. Changes include: Questions will focus on the health of one sample adult and one sample child per household; Information about other members of the household will be limited to that which is needed for selection of the sample adult and sample child and for weighting; A fixed core questionnaire will be used for the sample adult and sample child annually; Content sponsored by federal partners will be limited to no more than 5 minutes per year on a given topic.

  • Interoperability Pledge Interoperability Pledge - (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS (ONC)) - 04-MAR-2016 Details

    90% of companies that provide EHR data have agreed to implement three core commitments: consumer access, transparency, and federally recognized, national interoperability standards, policies, guidance, and practices


February 2016


January 2016

  • Lead in the Flint, Michigan Water System images/pdf.gif icon - (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.) - 29-JAN-2016 Details

    In response to the emergency in Flint, Michigan, the NLM has compiled this list of resources to assist health professionals, policy makers, and volunteers who may be responding to the incident.

  • Global Health Risk Framework Global Health Risk Framework - (National Academy of Medicine (NAM)) - 13-JAN-2016 Details

    This initiative has released five new report related to the ebola outbreak. Aimed at creating "A Framework to Counter Infectious Disease Crises", the reports cover "Research and Development of Medical Products", "Pandemic financing", "Health Systems to Respond to Global Infectious Disease Outbreaks", and "Governance".


December 2015

  • Health Information Exchange images/pdf.gif icon - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)) - 16-DEC-2015 Details

    A new systematic review examines the literature surrounding Health Information Exchange.


November 2015

  • Rural Care Coordination Rural Care Coordination - (Rural Health Information Hub) - 05-NOV-2015 Details

    Care coordination has great potential to improve rural health access and quality, as well as health outcomes. This new guide looks at opportunities, barriers, and models related to coordinating care in rural settings. Topics covered include Accountable Care Organizations, patient-centered medical homes, the role of HIT in care coordination, and more


October 2015


September 2015