This is the ninth analysis in a series examining how health care is funded and delivered in state-run prisons, as well as how care continuity is facilitated upon release. Quality monitoring has become an increasingly powerful tool to improve health care systems, including in prisons, where high-stakes treatment is routinely needed. A first-of-its-kind report by The Pew Charitable Trusts details whether and how states monitor the quality of care they provide. This analysis builds on those findings, offering practical examples that policymakers and administrators can reference to inform their own policies and programs. Codified requirements can provide clarity for what shape a system should take and can bolster consistency amid personnel changes. For example, in Texas, legislation requires its Correctional Managed Health Care Committee, a cross-stakeholder division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice that addresses costs and operational … [Read more...] about How States Fortify Prison Health Care Quality Monitoring Systems
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Health care companies increasingly target customers using mobile technologyAd networks like Facebook, Google come to dominate marketingPrivacy and tracking concerns causing social networks to become more transparent in how they use member data Getty Images/iStockphoto Using company-owned websites, Facebook, Google, Twitter and other social media "ad networks," the health care industry is catching up to other industries in targeting patients, and even doctors, to win new business. Hospitals, health insurers and other medical providers are moving millions of advertising and marketing dollars into getting more personal with patients.Though they are running behind other industries, they are now entering the new digital realm using the Internet-based marketing strategy best known from the successful Obama and Trump political campaigns: "microtargeting."At core, microtargeting is based on classic marketing principles. First, know who your customers are: age, … [Read more...] about Health care industry uses microtargeting online technology to reach patients, customers
For a state like Oklahoma, improving citizens' access to affordable health care and medicine is a critical priority. With approximately one-third of Sooners residing in rural areas, and a large number living on tribal lands, the state needs strong rural health clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to care for its residents. More than 25 years ago, the federal 340B Drug Discount Program was created to help health care safety net providers, such as FQHCs, rural health clinics, and some hospitals deliver more affordable prescription drugs and health care services to vulnerable or uninsured patients. Pharmaceutical manufacturers sell drugs at steep discounts to the providers. In turn, these providers are expected to use the savings generated by their participation in the 340B program to provide affordable medication for patients. But due to 340B's lack of clear guidance and oversight, many hospital providers have taken advantage of it to reap significant profits and pad … [Read more...] about Point of View: Fixing drug discount program would boost rural health care
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Private health care for veterans can go wrong. Ask Ronny Jackson how he'd fix that. Veterans have unique stressors and health needs. Senators must ask Trump nominee Ronny Jackson how he'd make sure private providers are up to the job. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Derek Coy, Opinion Contributor Published 5:00 a.m. ET April 19, 2018 Veterans have unique stressors and health needs. Senators need to ask Trump nominee Ronny Jackson how he'd make sure private providers are up to the job. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE When I returned from Iraq as a 22-year-old former Marine sergeant, I … [Read more...] about Private health care for veterans can go wrong. Ask Ronny Jackson how he’d fix that.
Angela Clabon could never let her North St. Louis city community down, and that loyalty fuels her mission to provide health care services for her neighbors.“The people who reside in this community, they know me as someone who grew up with them,” said Clabon, the CEO of CareSTL Health, formerly Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers, Inc.“I would hate to see a look in their faces and see disappointment that I did not deliver. For that reason, I work very hard to make sure that they can continue to trust me to be a voice for the voiceless.” When her community was hurting after the Ferguson unrest, Clabon made the decision to provide behavioral health services to students in the surrounding area.“We started providing those services without a funding stream, but the need was so great,” Clabon said. “The response was huge. They were in so much pain.”Under her leadership, CareSTL Health went from providing dental services for … [Read more...] about Angela Clabon is 2018 Stellar Performer in Health Care