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Valley Journal

David Erickson

1 July 2020

Japan

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A government-mandated care insurance program in Japan has gained both recognition and international praise for removing the burden of senior care from family members through the "socialization of elder care." The goal...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Sarah Taddeo

20 December 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program at UCLA in California is offering a new kind of patient-centered care that has helped bring relief to families in the region. The program, which creates a care plan "that buil...

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Alice Park

23 February 2019

Pennsylvania, United States

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Bringing nutrition and diet under the purview of a patient’s medical care helps reduce lifetime healthcare risks and costs. The Fresh Food Farmacy, part of the Geisinger Health System in Northumberland County, Pennsyl...

The Washington Post

Vidhi Doshi

23 September 2018

New Delhi, India

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India launched a new nationwide healthcare program dubbed “Modicare.” The massive plan is supposed to provide healthcare to 500 million people. Most importantly, it will provide “poor families insurance of up to $6,95...

Politico

Lisa Rab

26 May 2018

Lakin, Kansas, United States

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Instead of letting a rural Kansas hospital perish, one CEO found a way to recruit young physicians, and get grants for the hospital. His methods helped the hospital avoid the common fate many rural hospitals face, whi...

Bright Magazine

Ashley Hamer

7 December 2017

Anabah, Afghanistan

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The Anabah Maternity Center, is one of the few maternity hospitals in Afghanistan. It’s also free and staffed entirely by women. “Since opening, they have treated over 226,000 women and helped birth 38,000 children.”

NMPolitics.net

Carlos Andres López

27 November 2017

Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States

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For offenders with a co-occurring mental health disorder, the regular prison system is not viewed as an optimal environment. A mental health court would help lower recidivism and increase the offender's quality of lif...

The Washington Post

Carolyn Y. Johnson

17 September 2017

Vermont, United States

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Hospitals in Vermont received upfront lump-sum payments to manage the care of patients assigned to them. The pilot project involved 30,000 Medicaid patients and was intended to incentivize providers to keep the patien...

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Chris Peak

15 September 2017

Connecticut, United States

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Unlike other states, Connecticut is running their own medicaid program. The state is reducing costs by reaching out to people before they get severely sick. They’re using their extensive medicaid data, looking for peo...

Kaiser Health News

Susan Jaffe

31 July 2017

United States

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Congressional Republicans' push to reduce Medicaid funds is a threatening proposition to the people who use its services. Medicaid funds services at home which allows people to live at home instead of in a nursing hom...

The Atlantic

Karen Weintraub

29 June 2017

Massachusetts, United States

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'Super-users' are people who use the healthcare system a disproportionate amount more. Programs such as One Care are designed to care for these 'super-users' organizing their complex care in order to reduce emergency ...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Ryan Haas

17 May 2017

Portland, Oregon, United States

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For decades, Franklin County's comprehensive healthcare plan has kept its residents some of the healthiest people in Maine despite being some of the poorest as well. Now, Oregon is looking to do the same.

GovInsider

Medha Basu

24 April 2017

New South Wales, Australia

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Missing a doctor's appointment has a significant cost. Hospitals lose money and doctors lose time that they could be using to attend to other patients. Dr. Alex King believes that through testing and then implementin...

Kaiser Health News

Sam Quinones

8 March 2017

California, United States

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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...

The Tennessean

Holly Fletcher

5 August 2016

Cookeville, Tennessee, United States

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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.

The Post Crescent

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Alison Dirr

17 March 2016

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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At-risk children who do not have access to quality mental health care can end up in the juvenile justice system. Wisconsin has initiated a Children Come First program that offers personalized mental health care design...

The Atlantic

Jordan Rau

2 July 2014

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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By letting one hospital system be their sole provider and having consumers travel farther for appointments, the Chattanooga health care system can offer consumers bargain-priced policies.

The New York Times

David Leonhardt

3 November 2009

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Dr. Brent James, chief quality officer at Intermountain Healthcare, came up with a system for regulating and improving healthcare in the Intermountain medical region and at other hospitals nationwide. He teaches a pro...

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