Focus of the Week

January 09, 2018
A report from the American Cancer Society estimated new cancer cases and deaths for 2018 and took a look at the most recent data to determine cancer incidence through 2014 and mortality through 2015.
January 08, 2018
The study confirms reports heard throughout the country in the years since implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
January 05, 2018
Draft framework from the Office of the National Coordinator on Health IT seeks to build a single on-ramp to advance interoperability in the United States through the Trusted Exchange Framework.
 
January 04, 2018
What's in store for the 2018 healthcare landscape? The buzzwords for the year include flexibility, innovation, and data across a number of areas. 
January 03, 2018
The US Chinese aging population has experienced a rapid growth in recent years. However, research about the social networks of older immigrant adults has been lacking. That scarcity of information has led to a lack of understanding that has limited the ability of US healthcare professionals and policy makers to provide the best strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of older Chinese adults.
January 02, 2018
New analyses focused on how health spending has changed over time, as well as the driving forces behind the spending growth.
January 01, 2018
New immuno-oncology agents are providing durable survival for some patients, but the cost of these treatments is very high, which is a cause for concern. In a new study in JAMA Oncology, researchers sought to assess how value frameworks defined the efficacy of new immuno-oncology agents.
December 29, 2017
Patients with cancer may have more options for oral cancer medications, but high out-of-pocket costs still present a barrier to access, according to a new study in Journal of Clinical Oncology.
December 28, 2017
A majority of patients—most uninsured—presenting to a public hospital emergency department (ED) after treatment for the same complaint in another local, but private, ED were indirectly referred to the public one without transferring paperwork or records, incurring repeat testing and raising patient anxiety, according to a study published online ahead of print in the January 2018 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine.
December 27, 2017
Low medication adherence is a problem in healthcare, in general. However, adolescents with chronic health conditions also have low adherence, but they are at a critical age when they can create routines and health behaviors that optimize disease management as they become adults.
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