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2013-06-24 12:25:38

University Tapped for Outstanding Engineering, Science, Biomedical and Health Care Delivery Research PITTSBURGH, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University, Highmark and Allegheny Health Network today announced the creation of the Disruptive Health Technology Institute (DHTI), a multi-year initiative with an initial investment of $11 million aimed at increasing the affordability, simplicity and accessibility of health care. The DHTI will be financially...

2013-06-19 23:22:07

MMAP will be launching their Visibility and Statewide Awareness campaign on June 20-21, 2013, at the MMAP Statewide Coordinator Training event held at Lansing Community College. Lansing, MI (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 The Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is proud to launch their visibility and awareness campaign for beneficiaries and their families in the Michigan area who need healthcare help. The campaign is set to launch Thursday and Friday, June 20-21, 2013, at the MMAP...

2013-06-19 23:19:40

New from Atlantic Information Services, Health Insurance Exchanges: Product Design, Promotion and Positioning examines the primary factors that will affect product designs for state health insurance exchanges. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Health insurance exchanges may be the boldest experiment in the history of managed care. As many as 20 million people are expected to find coverage through the new state-based and federally operated marketplaces. With details on the federal...

2013-06-18 11:42:55

A Georgetown public health expert and attorney examines what the FDA must do to prevail When the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) imposes new graphic warning labels for tobacco products, they can survive a First Amendment challenge if they depict health consequences and their effectiveness is supported by adequate scientific evidence, says a Georgetown University Medical Center public health expert and attorney. Graphic tobacco warning labels–which combine images with health...

2013-06-17 23:04:26

The Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy (HFCDHP) at Western University of Health Sciences has been awarded the sole contract statewide to analyze, revise and develop new materials and outreach efforts to help individuals with disabilities successfully navigate the California health care system under the Affordable Care Act. Pomona, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 The Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy (HFCDHP) at Western University of Health Sciences has been...

2013-06-14 12:26:07

LANSING, Mich., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today applauded the bipartisan passage of legislation to reform Michigan's Medicaid program and provide insurance access to the uninsured. House Bill 4714, introduced by Representative Matt Lori (R-Constantine), passed the Michigan House yesterday, June 13(th), by a vote of 76 to 31. "We commend members of the State House from both sides of the aisle for working together to take action on a real solution...

2013-06-12 23:25:56

Out of more than 13,000 entrants, Trajectory and Reading Health System were honored with three bronze 2013 Telly Awards for Cancer and Women's Health Services service line campaigns. Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Branding and marketing agency Trajectory was recently honored with three Telly Awards for its healthcare marketing work — for Reading Health System's Cancer and Women's Health Services service line TV commercials. These awards follow on the heels of a Gold Aster Award...

2013-06-11 12:29:03

Latest Policy Brief Finds New Models Can Align Payments for Imaging, Other Specialty Care with Efforts to Strengthen Health Care Affordability, Quality and Sustainability WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As efforts to create Accountable Care Organizations and other shared savings programs gain momentum in the health care system, a policy brief issued today by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute outlines innovative payment models that can achieve the...

2013-06-10 08:30:30

Impact investment advances innovative, prevention-focused health care for vulnerable children and families BATTLE CREEK, Mich., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) today announced an impact investment in SeeChange Health through its Mission Driven Investing (MDI) platform. SeeChange Health is an innovator in wellness-centered health care coverage to improve health and reduce health care costs. WKKF's investment will accelerate the company's efforts to...

2013-06-07 12:24:14

Outcomes from the Behavior Change Evidence Summit WASHINGTON, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being distributed by the USAID Press Office: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130603/DC24677LOGO-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130603/DC24677LOGO-b) Global child survival and development partners marked the one-year anniversary of the Child Survival: Call to Action when more than 200 attendees participated in the Behavior Change...