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Starting 7/15, certified nurse practitioners in Kentucky will be able to prescribe medications. Joanne Spetz, a professor at PRL-IHPS, UCSF, says the success of Kentucky’s law will depend on whether there are enough MDs available to collaborate while NPs develop their knowledge about medications.
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Despite an improved economy, Union leaders are anticipating Kaiser will propose budget cuts prompting a nursing strike. Joanne Spetz, an economics professor at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies says. “If there is growth, nurses should also benefit from the increased revenue.”
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Two newly appointed UCSF Urology Chief Residents, Drs. Lindsay Hampson and Anobel Odisho, were recognized by UCSF’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) office, receiving this year’s Excellence and Innovation in GME award.
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Joanne Spetz, PhD., Professor of Economics, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, UCSF and other leading health experts describe the challenges facing the nursing market today and the best opportunities for nurses entering the field.
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Violations of privacy are increasing as more adolescents and young adults gain coverage on their parents’ health insurance plans. Adult children now can stay on their parents' health insurance plans until they're 26 years old, but without the same confidentiality protections of individual plans.
Violations of privacy are increasing as more adolescents and young adults gain coverage on their parents’ health insurance plans. Adult children now can stay on their parents' health insurance plans until they're 26 years old, but without the same confidentiality protections of individual plans.
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Genomic Sequencing: Assessing The Health Care System, Policy, And Big-Data Implications. Kathryn A. Phillips, Julia R. Trosman, Robin K. Kelley, Mark J. Pletcher, Michael P. Douglas, and Christine B. Weldon; Health Affairs, 33, no.7 (2014):1246-1253 doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2014.0020
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UC President Janet Napolitano announced July 9 that her choice for the 10th chancellor of UC San Francisco is Sam Hawgood, MBBS, the UCSF School of Medicine dean. The UC Board of Regents will vote on Napolitano’s selection and the terms of the appointment on July 17.
The Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies coordinated the Health Policy series with the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine that is currently airing on UCTV and most Cable TV Systems in California. Watch the program series here: http://uctv.tv/health-reform
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The California Department of Insurance announced an agreement with UCSF to provide information to consumers about healthcare prices and quality. Dr. Adams Dudley at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, says "This information will soon be made available to all California patients."