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  • With Coverage in Peril and Obama Gone, Health Law’s Critics Go Quiet

    For seven years, few issues have animated conservative voters as much as the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. But with President Barack Obama out of office, the debate over “Obamacare” i...


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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/us/politics/affordable-care-act-critics.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FHealth%20Care%20Reform&action=click&con3977
  • Republican Health Proposal Would Redirect Money From Poor to Rich

    Republicans in Congress have been saying for months that they are working on a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare in the Trump era. Now we have the outline of that plan, and it looks as if it would ...


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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/16/upshot/republican-health-proposal-would-redirect-money-from-poor-to-rich.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FHealth3973
  • White House Proposes New Rules to Steady Insurance Markets Under Health Law

    The Trump administration proposed new rules on Wednesday to stabilize health insurance markets roiled by efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, by big increases in premiums and by the exodus of ma...


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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/us/politics/affordable-care-act-obamacare-trump.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FHealth%20Care%20Reform&_r=03969
  • Will Obamacare Really Go Under the Knife?

    Six days after he was sworn in as America’s 45th president, Donald J. Trump traveled to Philadelphia to address Republican lawmakers at their annual retreat. Standing behind a lectern emblazoned...


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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/magazine/will-obamacare-really-go-under-the-knife.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FHealth%20Care%20Reform&action3965
  • Angry Town Hall Meetings on Health Care Law, and Few Answers

    Michelle Roelandts had a question for her congressman: If the Affordable Care Act and its premium subsidies were repealed, what would happen when her daughter turns 26 this year and needs to get her o...


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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/us/politics/affordable-care-act-sensenbrenner-republicans.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FHealth%20Care%20Refor3961
  • Republicans, Aiming to Kill Health Law, Also Work to Shore It Up

    After denouncing the Affordable Care Act as an abomination for seven years, Republicans in Congress, working with the Trump administration, are urgently seeking ways to shore up health insurance marke...


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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/12/us/politics/affordable-care-act-republicans-stability.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FHealth%20Care%20Reform&am3957
  • HIMSS17 Survival Guide: A strategy for conquering the health IT conference in Orlando

    It’s that time of year again. The center of gravity for healthcare IT will be shifting south to Orlando, Florida on February 19 when more than 40,000 professionals arrive for HIMSS17. HIMSS v...


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    http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/himss17-survival-guide-strategy-conquering-health-it-conference-orlando3955
  • From ‘Repeal’ to ‘Repair’: Campaign Talk on Health Law Meets Reality

    Asked at a confirmation hearing two weeks ago if he was working with President Trump on a secret plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, Representative Tom Price, Mr. Trump’s nominee for secret...


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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/06/us/politics/obamacare-tom-price-trump.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FHealth%20Care%20Reform&action=click&conte3951
  • Grading Obamacare: Successes, Failures and ‘Incompletes’

    Did Obamacare work? It’s worth asking as President Trump presses his promise to repeal and replace the “disaster” of Obamacare. Ever since the Affordable Care Act was passe...


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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/05/upshot/grading-obamacare-successes-failures-and-incompletes.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FHealth%20Care%20Ref3947

EVENTS

Conferences

2017 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting

2017 AANS ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING

April 22-26, 2017
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The theme for the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting is Neurosurgery: A World of Innovation. In addition to highlighting the latest in neurosurgical science and practice, this meeting explores the educational and technological advances that are transf...

Improving Health Outcomes in Chronic Disease

IMPROVING HEALTH OUTCOMES IN CHRONIC DISEASE

February 23-24, 2017
Park Nicollet Health Services is an integrated care system that includes Methodist Hospital, Park Nicollet Clinic, Park Nicollet Foundation, Park Nicollet Institute and TRIA Orthopaedic Center. Park Nicollet is based in St. Louis Park, Minnesota and has more than 8,200 team members. Park Nicollet is...

Heroes Curing Childhood Cancer Gala

HEROES CURING CHILDHOOD CANCER GALA

February 25-25, 2017
The Heroes Curing Childhood Cancer Gala is the signature event for pediatric oncology at Children's National, providing vital support for the psycho-social program in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Onco-Internal Medicine Symposium 2017

ONCO-INTERNAL MEDICINE SYMPOSIUM 2017

February 24-25, 2017
Agendas are subject to change because we are always striving to improve the quality of your educational experience. MD Anderson may substitute faculty with comparable expertise on rare occasions necessitated by illness, schedule conflicts and so forth.

Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Symposium

MULTIDISCIPLINARY BREAST CANCER SYMPOSIUM

February 18-18, 2017
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This FREE educational event – featuring both UC Health and national pancreatic cancer experts – will include sessions on: Latest developments in pancreatic cancer research, screening, evaluation and treatment, Survivorship care and stress management strategies, Personalized treatment app...

4th Annual USC Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Symposium

4TH ANNUAL USC MULTIDISCIPLINARY BREAST CANCER SYMPOSIUM

January 28-28, 2017
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Since the 1950s we have been producing tools that harness the power of X-ray energy to benefit humankind. In recent decades, we have pioneered developments in the fields of radiotherapy, radiosurgery, X-ray tube technology, digital image detectors, cargo screening, and non-destructive testing. We ha...

War on Cancer 2016

WAR ON CANCER 2016

December 06-06, 2016
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The Economist Events' War on Cancer 2016 will explore solutions to the mismatch in progress and delivery in cancer care across Europe. We'll bring you innovative approaches to cancer prevention and treatment, solutions to overcome shortcomings in delivery and examples of best practices and o...

Clinical Nutrition Week

CLINICAL NUTRITION WEEK

February 18-21, 2017
Clinical Nutrition Week is the premier forum for clinical nutrition research and education, featuring robust and relevant evidence that impacts your practice now and in the future. Read full course description in the preliminary program.

 

Webinars

FEB 23, 2017 | 9:00 am-
BUILDING A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO COMMUNITY HEALTH AND HEALTH EQUITY FOR ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS
The nation’s academic medical centers and their public health, community-based, and other partners are working to achieve health equity. To ensure community- and patient-health promoting actions are coordinated and effective, the AAMC is hosting a multi-year series of meetings to map...
FEB 23, 2017 | 8:30 AM-
UNDERSTANDING ADDICTIONS
Please register early and arrive before the scheduled start time. Space is limited. Attendees requiring special accommodation must advise INR in writing at least 50 days in advance and provide proof of disability. Registrations are subject to cancellation after the scheduled start time. A ...
FEB 23, 2017 | 12:00pm-
LEVERAGE NURSING HOME ACCREDITATION TO STRENGTHEN DISCUSSIONS WITH REFERRERS
In this Joint Commission webinar you will learn what data to capture and how leveraging and aligning your services can help you position your skilled nursing facility for referrals.
FEB 23, 2017 | 9:00 am-
BUILDING A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO COMMUNITY HEALTH AND HEALTH EQUITY FOR ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS
The nation’s academic medical centers and their public health, community-based, and other partners are working to achieve health equity. To ensure community- and patient-health promoting actions are coordinated and effective, the AAMC is hosting a multi-year series of meetings to map...
FEB 24, 2017 | 12:00PM-
HEALTH DISPARITIES: YOU KNOW THERE'S A NEED, NOW PROVE IT!
Most of us can see with our own eyes that inequity exists, including in health access and outcomes. How do we prove it to policy makers, grant funders and other decision makers? Are there model interventions that we can replicate? This entry-level presentation will explore online sources o...
FEB 28, 2017 | 12:30 pm-
PRESERVING YOUR HEALTHY LIFESPAN: PREVENTING AND MANAGING CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
Join us on Tuesday, February 28 at 12:30 p.m. ET for a Progress Review webinar featuring 2 Healthy People 2020 topic areas: Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions, Heart Disease and Stroke. You’ll also learn how the Y USA is working in communities to improve c...
FEB 28, 2017 | 12:00 PM-
ZIKA 101
Zika virus primarily spreads through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). Outdoor workers are likely to be bitten by mosquitoes. If Zika is in the area, they may be at higher risk for getting the virus. In addition to being bitten by a mosquito, ...
ACTIVE SHOOTER: NEW GUIDANCE FOR HEALTHCARE WORKPLACE INCIDENTS
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Workplace violence, and specifically active shooter incidents are a real threat for hospitals and healthcare facilities. Healthcare professionals could be faced with difficult decisions about leaving patients who may not be able to evacuate themselves. Emergency preparedness managers need ...
BEYOND THE EHR: CULTIVATING PATIENT ENGAGEMENT & LOYALTY THROUGH CRM
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Many healthcare organizations initially looked to their EHRs and patient portals to support patient engagement, but are now realizing these technologies are not the complete answer. But if they're not, then what is? Enter Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, relationship-bas...
WHY YOUR HOSPITAL NEEDS ACUTE INPATIENT REHABILITATION TO SUCCEED IN VALUE-BASED CARE
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Value-based care presents a number of challenges to today's operating models. In order to succeed in the new environment, it is imperative to understand the role your post-acute assets play, and how to manage rehabilitation programs within it. Learn how a well-managed inpatient rehabil...
OPPORTUNITIES IN HOME RESPIRATORY CARE – SPONSORED BY DRIVE MEDICAL
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Four respiratory/home care experts discussed the current state of the home respiratory care industry and offered their expertise and advice on how hospitals, home care providers, and individual RTs can benefit.
CLINICAL LABORATORY REPORTING: IS YOUR ORGANIZATION READY FOR THE NEW 2016 REPORTING?
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This live webinar is designed for healthcare administrators, health information managers, medical records directors, compliance officers, risk officers, billing managers, coders and other healthcare professionals.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH RECORDS: WHAT CAN YOU RELEASE?
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This live webinar is designed for medical records directors, health information directors, coders, business managers, office managers, nurses, hospital administrators, billing managers, social workers, counselors, release of records professionals, compliance managers and attorneys.
PUTTING THE WE IN WELLNESS: 5 SKILLS EVERY CASE MANAGER SHOULD USE
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This live webinar is designed for registered nurses, LPNs, directors of nursing, administrators, nursing assistants, directors, physician assistants, emergency room staff, directors of crisis and hotline centers, case managers, social workers, therapists, psychologists, and other healthcar...

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People use health care services for many reasons: to cure illnesses and health conditions, to mend breaks and tears, to prevent or delay future health care problems, to reduce pain and increase qual...

The medical profession was justified in celebrating this spring’s Congressional action to eliminate the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. However, the hard-fought victory, while sweet, comes ...

The Physicians Foundation’s mission is to help educate physicians on the important systemic changes that impact upon the private practice of medicine. In this report, we examine the Medicare progr...

A defining test of President Barack Obama’s second term, and domestic policy legacy as a President of the United States, is upon the nation. Nearly three years after initial enactment in 2010, the...

The deeply challenging initial open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act closed on March 31, 2014 (except for time-limited provisions offered by the federal government and about 10 states ...

With nearly 125,000 pages worth of Medicare regulations governing the U.S. healthcare system, physicians are confronted with overwhelming regulatory burdens that continue to erode their practice of me...

Although coverage for 30 million Americans represents a significant ambition, a rapidly changing U.S. healthcare system is also causing challenges and concerns. The consolidation of regional hospital ...

"Making it simple, however, is far from simple. Humana alone has more than 10 million beneficiaries, a network of 600,000 providers, and many different insurance plans. Health information technology...