Transforming healthcare through IT
The Bipartisan Policy Center has launched its Task Force on Delivery System Reform and Health IT and released the report “The Role of Health IT in Supporting Health Care Transformation: Building a Strong Foundation for America’s Health Care System.”
AHRQ: Tools for emergency planning
Two new emergency planning tools—one to help anticipate the needs of home health patients during an emergency and the other to help estimate the number of community-dwelling patients at risk during a mass casualty event—are available from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Rates of autism and ADHD in the U.S. continue to climb
One in six U.S. children now has a developmental disability such as autism, learning disorders, or ADHD, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
IOM: How to improve Medicare payment
The Institute of Medicine has released the consensus report “Geographic Adjustment in Medicare Payment: Phase I: Improving Accuracy,” with recommendations for improvements in payment accuracy, including a more streamlined and consistent payment process for a broader range of providers and a reduced burden of cost reporting.
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The emerging trend of medical tourism
Susan A. LaRocco, PhD, RN, MBA, and Barbara Jeanne Pinchera, DNP, RN