AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference

HHS Stands Behind Final Rules on Interoperability of Patient Data

February 12, 2020

Patients should have final say and control over their health data, HHS said Tuesday.

In 1 Illinois District, Residents' Main Concern: Healthcare, Drug Costs, Legislator Says

February 11, 2020

Atul Grover, MD, PhD, the executive vice president for the Association of American Medical Colleges, sat down with Representative Lauren Underwood, D-Illinois, for a conversation about her healthcare-related efforts during her first year in Congress representing people from a suburban rural district 2 hours from Chicago.

Progress of Health Policy, Data Advancements Shows Both Improvement and Struggle

February 11, 2020

The evolution of data in healthcare in combination with policy advancements demonstrates how far the field has come but also brings up new challenges.

Health Policy in Washington and the States: A Look Ahead

February 07, 2019

Three months following the 2018 midterm elections, a panel discussion at AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference, held February 4-5 in Washington, DC, outlined how much healthcare did, or didn’t, play a role in the elections, as well as what healthcare trends to expect in 2019.

Medicaid Expansion Linked to Lower Maternal Mortality Rates

February 07, 2019

A study presented at the AcademyHealth 2019 National Health Policy Conference, held February 4-5 in Washington, DC, found that the adoption of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act has been linked to lower rates of maternal mortality.

Embracing Innovation in Healthcare to Transform Delivery of Care

February 06, 2019

During a session at AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference held February 4-5 in Washington, DC, healthcare stakeholders discussed 3 innovations that are changing the way we think about healthcare: social determinants of health, digital health, and data.

Understanding the Health Challenges Facing Rural Communities

February 06, 2019

Rural communities continue to face health challenges and disparities, with higher percentages of preventable deaths, higher rates of Medicare and Medicaid populations, and much fewer providers, according to a panel discussion at AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference, being held February 4-5 in Washington, DC.

Azar Promotes Efforts to Tackle Rebate System

February 04, 2019

HHS Secretary Alex Azar outlined efforts by Trump administration to tackle the drug rebate system during his keynote address at AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference.

Dr David Blumenthal Looks Back as The Commonwealth Fund Celebrates 100 Years

May 06, 2018

As The Commonwealth Fund celebrates 100 years, David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, looks back at the work it has done.

Sara Rosenbaum: A Disparities Agenda in Health Policy Is Needed

April 30, 2018

If more time was spent on things that make life more high quality, less time would be spent on worrying about healthcare, said Sara Rosenbaum, JD, the Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy and founding chair of the Department of Health Policy at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University.