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115 poultry facilities recognised for safety performance

The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council recognised 115 chicken and turkey facilities for outstanding safety performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. The annual safety awards were presented during the 2015 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry held in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

5 Lessons From the Mobile Health Program That's Reaching Half a Million Moms

For many women in South Africa like Lerato, a pregnant woman in Mabopane Township in Pretoria, pregnancy brought questions with answers that weren't always easy to come by. In a country with roughly five nurses and midwives for every...Show More Summary

MA Health Quality Partners display variation

Here's some nice work from the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners, a part of their Practice Pattern Variation Analysis (PPVA) program. There are 40 conditions identified by MHQP where they have identified significant differences in the use of medical services for similar conditions. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic and Hootsuite introduce new health care social media training program

Certificate program to offer best practices on using social media tools effectively VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, and BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA  — Hootsuite, the most widely used platform for managing social media, and the Mayo Clinic Center...Show More Summary

Examining service delivery, patient outcomes in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

Outpatient human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) health care facilities funded by the federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program were more likely to provide case management, mental health, substance abuse and other support services than those facilities not funded by the program, according to an article.

Family Planning Initiative Rejected by Colorado GOP Has New Life

Colorado health officials have secured about half the funds that state Republicans voted down this year to run a program that slashed teen pregnancy rates by 40 percent. Image: Shutterstock The post Family Planning Initiative Rejected by Colorado GOP Has New Life appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Why physician assistants are critical as health systems evolve

I have a long history with family medicine as my father was an early pioneer – heading up the family medicine program at Chicago’s Cook County Hospital in the 1970s. Even back then my dad was using physician assistants (PAs) — many of them former military medics in the Vietnam War era — who were […]

3 Benefits of Telehealth Kiosks for Health Systems, Employers & Retailers

American Well Telehealth Kiosk Telehealth kiosks are rapidly becoming a key part of national employer healthcare programs, retail healthcare, and health system outreach strategies, according to telehealth provider American Well. In fact, consultancy IHS projects the U.S. Show More Summary

Texan University opens new avian health complex

A new avian health complex has been opened at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), which hosts one of the top avian medicine programs in the US.

Internationally Recognized Health Care Leader to Direct MD Anderson Moon Shots Program Prevention Efforts

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has appointed former U.S. Public Health Service four-star Admiral Joxel Garcia, M.D. as the inaugural executive director of the cancer prevention and control platform, part of MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program. He joins MD Anderson on Aug. 31.

Health Wildcatters Unveils Third Class of 10 Health Tech Startups

Health Wildcatters, a mentorship-driven healthcare seed accelerator has unveiled 10 new health IT companies selected to participate in the 2015 accelerator program. With the addition of these 10 healthcare startups, which comprise Health Wildcatters’ third class, the program’s portfolio totals 32 companies spanning the healthcare spectrum. Show More Summary

Effect of physical activity on cognition

Researchers evaluated whether a 24-month physical activity program would result in better cognitive function, lower risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia, or both, compared with a health education program.

In Case You Missed the Show: #MayoClinicRadio Podcast 8/22/2015

Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio PODCAST 08-22-15 This week on Mayo Clinic Radio, endocrinologist Dr. Victor Montori discusses quality health care and outlines the criteria you can use in choosing a quality provider. Also on the program, one of the most common problems men have as they age is an enlarged prostate gland — urologist Dr. Amy Krambeck […]

Wrightslaw Trainings Heading to the Carolinas in September!

Wrightslaw programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding special education. Pete Wright, Esq., presents both Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training’s. Show More Summary

Bayer HealthCare Launches Digital Health Accelerator in Berlin

Bayer HealthCare has launched its own digital health accelerator program in Berlin, Germany called “Grants4Apps,” selecting five digital health startups from around the globe that will advance their business ideas and technology in areas such as hormone tests, patient adherence, breathing patterns, clinical trials and vitamin deficiency. Show More Summary

Medicaid's massive reform

Medicaid may just have had its 50th birthday in July, but it has essentially been reborn in New York. The reincarnation of the federal-state health insurance program for the indigent and disabled... To view the full story, click the title link.

A new model for effective company-sponsored primary care programs

Part of a series. Patients need doctors that take time to listen which means a limited number of patients under care. Employers need programs that reduce costs and ideally improve the health of their staff. These apparently disparate needs can come together in a new model for effective company-sponsored primary care programs. Those of you […]

Illinois Bans Gay Conversion Therapy Programs For Kids

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the bill, which bars mental health providers from trying to change a patient's sexual orientation, into law Thursday. It will take effect on Jan. 1, 2016. [ more › ]

Matter of Time Before Every Health Plan Has a Rewards Program

Rewards for healthy behaviors have been growing at leaps and bounds as a way to reduce healthcare costs for several years. Rewards for healthy behaviors have been growing at leaps and bounds as a way to reduce healthcare costs for several years. Show More Summary

Navigating Cancer Raises $10M to Expand Patient Engagement Platform

Navigating Cancer, a web-based patient care and engagement solution for cancer programs has raised $10 million in funding led by Merck Global Health Innovation Fund in syndicate with ORIX Healthcare Capital, including existing investor Rustic Canyon Partners. Show More Summary

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