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1 July 2020
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...
20 December 2019
Los Angeles, California, United States
Over 3000 Words
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...
23 February 2019
Pennsylvania, United States
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...
23 September 2018
New Delhi, India
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...
26 May 2018
Lakin, Kansas, United States
Over 3000 Words
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...
7 December 2017
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.”
Carlos Andres López
27 November 2017
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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...
17 September 2017
Vermont, United States
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...
15 September 2017
Connecticut, United States
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
31 July 2017
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...
29 June 2017
Massachusetts, United States
Over 3000 Words
'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)
17 May 2017
Portland, Oregon, United States
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.
24 April 2017
New South Wales, Australia
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...
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...
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.
The Post Crescent
17 March 2016
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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...
2 July 2014
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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.
3 November 2009
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Over 3000 Words
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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