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2013-11-29 13:01:15

New England Journal of Medicine perspective highlights effects of education, prevention It's rare to hear good news about dementia. But that's what a New England Journal of Medicine Perspective article reports. The article discusses several recent studies that show how age-adjusted rates in aging populations have declined for people born later in the last century, particularly in those older people most likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The Perspective also describes what...

2013-11-26 10:45:54

Randomized controlled trial, now in practice at Group Health When Group Health patients received support from a nurse navigator, or advocate, soon after a cancer diagnosis, they had better experiences and fewer problems with their care—particularly in health information, care coordination, and psychological and social care—according to a randomized controlled trial in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Patients with a nurse navigator reported feeling better supported emotionally and...

2013-10-31 23:02:43

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has elected six new members to its Board of Directors. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 The National Quality Forum (NQF) has elected six new members to its Board of Directors. The NQF Board of Directors guides NQF on strategic and policy issues. The Board is composed of 31 voting members - key public- and private- sector leaders who represent major stakeholders in America’s healthcare system. Consumers and those who purchase healthcare hold a...

2013-08-08 09:26:53

University of Washington-Group Health study in New England Journal of Medicine A joint Group Health–University of Washington (UW) study in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that higher blood sugar levels are associated with higher dementia risk, even among people who do not have diabetes. Blood sugar levels averaged over a five-year period were associated with rising risks for developing dementia, in this report about more than 2,000 Group Health patients...

2013-07-10 12:26:17

Patient-centered care, physician leadership, innovation and affordable, high-quality services emerge as key brand tenets PITTSBURGH, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Allegheny Health Network, a new integrated healthcare delivery system serving western Pennsylvania, today launched its new brand identify with a regional, multi-media advertising campaign. Featuring a logo that symbolizes the organization's upward arcing movement of growth and optimism, the Allegheny Health Network brand...

2013-05-24 12:23:56

Missing Visits Even More Detrimental For Children with Chronic Health Conditions SEATTLE, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Young children who missed more than half of recommended well-child visits had up to twice the risk of hospitalization compared to children who attended most of their visits, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Managed Care. The study included more than 20,000 children enrolled at Group Health Cooperative. Children with chronic conditions...

2013-05-14 08:34:33

National event to feature the latest health apps, business models, and technology innovations WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Join key health care influencers in Washington, D.C., on June 3-4 for Health Datapalooza IV--the premier national conference on liberating health data to achieve better health outcomes, improved health care, and lower costs. Organized by Health Data Consortium, a collaboration among government, non-profit, and private sector organizations, Health...

2012-11-27 11:22:11

People with earlier, less severe diabetes benefit more in HMO Research Network study After gastric bypass surgery, diabetes goes away for some people–often even before they lose much weight. So does that mean gastric surgery "cures" diabetes? Not necessarily, according to the largest community-based study of long-term diabetes outcomes after bariatric surgery. For most people in the study, e-published in advance of print in Obesity Surgery, diabetes either never remitted after...

2012-10-30 15:23:40

DETROIT, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the eighth consecutive year, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has awarded more than $1 million in grants to support 50 Michigan clinics that help provide health care services to uninsured Michigan residents. Through its "Strengthening the Safety Net" program, BCBSM continues its commitment of increasing access and quality care to the uninsured and underinsured. "The Blues are committed to improving access to care for all Michigan residents. As...

2012-10-17 07:27:09

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new research collaboration led by Kaiser Permanente has received a prestigious designation from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to serve of as one of the nation's 11 Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs). The EPCs produce evidence reviews on behalf of programs such as AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program (EHC), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The new...