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The ACC’s NCDR, which gathers clinical data on heart disease cases nationwide encourages cardiologists to monitor their own practice patterns. “Doctors can explore their own procedure volumes, but they seldom do,” says ACC cardiologist Dr. Ralph Brindis.
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The ACC is hosting briefings for House and Senate leaders on how the NCDR is fostering innovation and improving care. Ralph G. Brindis, MD, MPH, MACC, is giving a brief to congressional leaders on the NCDR, ACC’s suite of cardiovascular data registries.
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AcademyHealth has named Kathryn A. Phillips, Ph.D., M.P.A., its most recent Senior Scholar in Residence. Dr. Phillips will work with technology innovators and the groups that fund and facilitate innovation to further AcademyHealth's mission to connect research to policy.
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One-Stop Shopping: Efforts to Integrate Physical and Behavioral Health Care in Five California Community Health Centers. Nadereh Pourat, PhD, Max W. Hadler, MPH, MA, Brittany Dixon, Claire Brindis, DrPH. A look at 5 CHCs creating “one-stop shopping” for both physical and behavioral health care.
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Dr. Marissa Raymond-Flesch, UCSF Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, focuses her research on access to care for adolescents and young adults with a particular interest in in improving reproductive health access for minority and border communities.
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Authors: Janet M. Coffman, PhD, MPP, MA; Joanne Spetz, PhD; Kevin Grumbach, MD; et al. Findings presented from a survey of California CNMs and NPs regarding their experiences with EHRs and comparing them with findings from a similar survey of California physicians.
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Between 2006 and 2008, Iowa increased access to family planning services through a Medicaid expansion and a privately funded initiative. Despite increased access to abortion services, abortions in Iowa have declined during the same period.
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“Now that Americans have better access to primary care as a result of the Affordable Care Act, technologists will be in higher demand,” says Joanne Spetz, an economics professor at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, UCSF.
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According to a four-member research team of researchers, including senior author Dr. James G. Kahn, UCSF, medical billing and insurance-related red tape cost the U.S. economy approximately $471 billion in 2012, 80 percent of which is waste due to the U.S. multi-payer way of financing care.
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Many people have dreamed of a day when health policy might be based less on the political clout of special interest groups and more on research evidence. Evidence-based health policy could lead to more rational decision-making than typically occurs today. Article by Andrew Bindman, MD, UCSF