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12 September 2018
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
As new Medicare requirements and expenses change, new start-ups are stepping up to move the hospital industry to share data more easily and break down the silos that keep care from being efficient for both patient and...
28 March 2018
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Alaska’s Southcentral Foundation has implemented “integrated” primary care which brings together a patient’s primary care and behavioral health providers as well as navigators, legal assistance, and nutritionists all ...
20 March 2018
Over 15 Minutes
The “pathways” model of care brings together a multi-discipline team to improve the care of homeless patients in-hospital by addressing immediate needs and ensuring that they are not discharged without a place to stay.
19 February 2018
Chicago, Illinois, United States
In order to address racial disparities in breast cancer survival rates, the Chicago-based Metropolitan Breast Cancer Task Force initiated a program to provide African American women with navigators. These navigators—w...
28 November 2017
Under 800 Words
The healthcare world is highly innovative right now as it tries to make medicine more personalized and harnesses engineering. Hitachi is trying to aggregate data in order to prevent disease and help the healthcare sy...
25 October 2017
Harlem, New York, United States
A community-focused health care program in Harlem, New York helps connect local residents with people from their own community – known as "health coaches" – who can help address their health concerns. Doctors from loc...
1 August 2017
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
A program in Baltimore is putting 4 women through training to become doulas who will help low-income, minority mothers navigate their pregnancies and childbirth. Utilizing doulas leads to better health outcomes for mo...
3 July 2017
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Black American mothers are about 3.5 times more likely to die from complications related to childbirth than white American mothers. A program called Pregnancy Medical Home in North Carolina has contributed to successf...
21 April 2017
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Oftentimes, transgender health care is treated differently from standard health care because many primary care physicians believe it requires additional medical knowledge, but a clinic in Atlanta is fighting against t...
19 March 2017
San Diego, California, United States
Over 3000 Words
End of life planning is a thorny issue, but a pre-hospice program in San Diego is working to address the tough conversations and place seniors in care for their final years. They found that by bringing care to patient...
8 March 2017
California, United States
In 2009 Kaiser Permanente doctors, alarmed by the rising rate of opioids being prescribed to patients, decided to develop a set of strategies and lower painkiller prescriptions. The most difficult one, is talking to...
1 March 2017
Stanford, California, United States
Over 3000 Words
Doctors at Stanford University developed per-patient and per-month payment plans to better support patients with complex medical needs. The approach upends the typical per-service payment model. It has radically impro...
1 March 2017
While American medicine tops the charts for "acute care," it's notably sub-par when it comes to treating chronic conditions and focusing on prevention. This piece introduces a series on how the U.S. healthcare system'...
12 January 2017
Seattle, Washington, United States
People who are homeless and have a terminal illness usually end up in the emergency room which is more expensive and less effective. The UW Medicine’s Harboview Medical Center is the first U.S. program that sends mobi...
Detroit Free Press
19 November 2016
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Across the country, hospitals are embracing intensive intervention programs to help victims of violence — including those who have criminal histories — after they have been brought in for treatment of injuries. Such p...
8 October 2016
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
A stand-alone hospice in the city of Bengaluru is the sole provider of end-of-life care for the terminally ill in the region. Having helped nearly 11,000 patients and trained nursing aids during a six-month course to ...
5 August 2016
Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
An emerging health care model, in Tennessee, has expanded to about 50 counties under a federal innovation program aimed at trying to give better care at lower prices.
5 August 2016
Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States
Broadcast TV Programs
In Española, New Mexico, a state-funded program called the Pathways Community HUB Model brings law enforcement, health care providers, and treatment centers together to make sure they have a whole picture of each addi...
The Taos News
4 August 2016
Camden, New Jersey, United States
Improving health care with the patient’s goals in mind requires in-person consultations and a system that efficiently collects data from the patient’s medical history and treatment. The Camden Coalition Health Informa...
Rio Grande Sun
21 July 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
New Mexico’s veterans are getting faster care as new programs expand to rural areas. Thanks to a host of initiatives, including telemedicine, contracts with community clinics, and travel benefits, the state’s VA healt...
9 July 2016
Silver City, New Mexico, United States
Hidalgo Medical Services is a nonprofit public health clinic that has set out to develop a model for delivering quality, affordable health care to rural communities through a comprehensive approach that addresses mult...
7 June 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
The Healing Hurt People program, or HHP, is an ER-based violence intervention program that works on the public health-based notion that violence - like other diseases that spread - can be prevented. It targets service...
13 April 2016
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Under 800 Words
Victims of violence found in hospitals are more likely to return for emergency care than those with chronic illnesses. As a result, communities like Cleveland, Ohio are trying the approach of treating violence as a pu...
3 February 2016
Mansfield, Ohio, United States
The Pathways Community HUB model, born in Mansfield as way to improve pregnancy outcomes, is becoming a national model. Its success is in large part due to its rewarding only caretakers whose patients achieve certain ...
3 January 2016
Kampala, Central Region, Uganda
Uganda has the best quality of death among low-income countries, according to the Economic Intelligence Unit. Its success stems in part from the strictly regulated but available supply of morphine, which is distribute...
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