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Health/Disease Strategy

ACA uncertainty impacts rate of insured: What health execs should knowA Gallup-Healthways poll shows it will be important to monitor the uninsured trends in the coming months as the ACA hangs in the balance.
How to connect with the sickest, neediest patientsA new Commonwealth Fund survey on how Medicaid changes could affect this population, has experts weighing in on ways to resolve the healthcare disconnect.
Zika vaccine progress: Five things to knowTo date, the CDC reports 5,234 Zika virus disease cases in the United States and 36,526 cases in U.S. territories. Here’s where we are in the vaccine development process.
How one hospital reduced pediatric epilepsy emergency visits, admissionsNationwide Children’s Hospital sees dramatic drop in ED visits and inpatient admissions for epilepsy patients with collaborative quality improvement project.
Pop health project finds new ties between health, finances, locationPopulation health data strategies are finding connections between better health and better quality of living.
Hospital pop health program increases cancer screenings, patient engagementA hospital system is adapting population health data to create a blueprint for a cost savings patient care program.
One plan’s unique approach to combat diabetes, obesityThis novel approach aims to help those already struggling with obesity and diabetes, but eventually win the fight against this epidemic.
Regulatory changes for community oncology: What health execs should knowOne thing that is unlikely to change under the new Administration is the goal of reducing the cost of healthcare through various alternative payment initiatives. Here’s how that will affect oncology.
Game changing idea: Specialty intensive medical homeBlue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois partners with gastroenterology group to focus on Crohn’s disease patients.
Behavioral health top priority for employersWith a growing need for services, nearly nine in 10 employers cite behavioral health as an important priority in Willis Towers Watson survey.