Health Policy

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Latest Health Affairs/RWJF Health Policy Issue Briefs



August 11, 2014 | Issue Brief

There has been a great investment and considerable growth in electronic health records, but a big problem remains: it’s still too difficult to share information across systems for cost-effective, patient-centered care in the United States.


Site-Neutral Payments

July 24, 2014 | Issue Brief

This brief explains the origins of these differential payments and the debate over approaches that have been proposed for developing so-called site-neutral payments.

E-Cigarettes and Federal Regulation: Update

July 18, 2014 | Issue Brief

This brief updates the July 10, 2014 brief on e-cigarettes and federal regulation and reflects the recent announcement of a merger between Reynolds American and Lorillard and its impact on the market.


E-Cigarettes and Federal Regulation

July 10, 2014 | Issue Brief

E-cigarettes, virtually non-existent 10 years ago, have skyrocketed in popularity, but are currently unregulated. The FDA has started its own investigation in this hotly debated issue as it prepares regulation guidelines.

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Working with the Harvard School of Public Health and National Public Radio, RWJF conducts nationwide polls on important health policy issues.

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