Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool
CMS - March 17, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) released a new interactive map to increase understanding of geographic disparities in chronic disease among Medicare beneficiaries. The Mapping Medicare Disparities (MMD) Tool identifies disparities in health outcomes, utilization, and spending by race and ethnicity and geographic location. See more...
Dr. Don Berwick on the Continued Transformation of Health Care and What Comes Next
The Journal of the American Medical Association - March 3, 2016
Constant conflict roils the health care landscape, including issues related to the Affordable Care Act, electronic health records, payment changes, and consolidation of hospitals and health plans. The morale of physicians and other clinicians is in jeopardy. One foundational cause of the discord is an epic collision of 2 eras with incompatible beliefs. See more...
The New Rural: Innovations in Rural Health Award
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust - March 10, 2016
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable trust is issuing awards to incentivize rural health innovation. The Trust established the award to help identify different ways of thinking about how to address community health challenges facing rural America. Award finalists will receive $7,500 and one innovative and inspiring idea will win the New Rural Award and a total of $25,000.00. See more...