February 1, 2011
Having doctors rerate their non-English language skills on a descriptive, 5-level scale, from an initial, non-descriptive 3-level scale, resulted in physicians more modestly assessing their fluency. This seems to improve the accuracy of self-reported proficiency.
December 30, 2013
New Public Health
Today's public health news:
More Than One Million People Now Enrolled for Health Insurance Coverage under the Affordable Care Act
U.S. Flu Cases on the Rise
New Orleans Health Commissioner to become Federal Health IT Administrator
January 1, 2011
The analysis of networks examines the relationships between different individuals, groups or organizations.
December 16, 2013
Nefertiti Durant, MD, MPH, created a web-based platform designed to help overweight and obese African-American women in their 20s become more physically active and healthy.
Pioneering Ideas Blog
Team members, grantees, and guests discuss breakthrough ideas that will allow us to move toward solving challenges in health care.
December 1, 2010
Fairness considerations play a big part in public opinion?and support?of government providing health insurance.
December 5, 2013
The FDA intends to apply its regulatory oversight to only those mobile apps that are medical devices and whose functionality could pose a risk to a patient’s safety if the mobile app were to not function as intended."
December 4, 2013
Patients are engaged and participate in their care when they can view their medical records.
December 3, 2013
Human Capital Blog
Telepresence robots are expanding access to specialists in rural hospitals experiencing shortages of physicians, and in other hospitals throughout the country, reports the Associated Press.
December 2, 2013
StartUp Health, a global startup platform accelerating digital health and wellness innovation, has received a $500,000 grant from RWJF to educate healthcare startups and improve health and wellness in underserved communities.