Date Post Title Post Summary Topics
Mar 29, 2012 Getting the Right Medications Before and After Hospital Discharge

According to the Institute of Medicine’s Preventing Medication Errors report, the average hospitalized patient encounters at least one medication error per day.

Aging | Care Transitions | Hospitals
Mar 27, 2012 Gambling With Your Health—Literally

Do you love casinos? How about bingo? Do you bet on the NCAA tournament championship? Do you gamble on the Internet?

Behavioral Health
Mar 22, 2012 The Health Law and the Supreme Court: A Primer for the Upcoming Oral Arguments

By Stuart Taylor, Jr. for Kaiser Health News

How big is the constitutional challenge to the Obama health care law, which the Supreme Court will hear on March 26-28?

Health Policy | Health Reform
Mar 20, 2012 Playing Smart: Getting Started on Joint Use Agreements

The City of Niagara Falls was “spending a lot of money to maintain marginal courts where people didn’t want them anyway, and we were getting complaints from neighbors who lived nea

Community Health | Obesity | Public Health
Mar 15, 2012 The 2012 International AIDS Conference in America: The World is Invited, but Who Will Respond and Who Will Come?

The International AIDS Conference is coming to the United States this July 22-27 for the first time in over 20 years.

Chronic Disease | Health Policy | Public Health
Mar 13, 2012 New WIC Food Package Widely Accepted, But Challenges Remain

The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education for low-income, pre

Childhood Obesity | Health Policy | Women & Children
Mar 8, 2012 Edging into the Center: Health Prevention, Improving the Research Process, and the Placebo Effect

It is often difficult to discern what is happening on the fringe of things and then decide whether any of it matters.

Health Policy | Public Health
Mar 6, 2012 Activating Consumers with Financial Control: Lessons from Health Savings Accounts

Health Savings Accounts are growing up. No longer an oddity, millions of families have accounts funded by tens of thousands of employers (1).

Consumer Choice
Mar 5, 2012 On “the Myth of Runaway Health Spending”: Is the Crisis Really Ending?

Center for Sustainable Health Spending colleagues George Miller, Ph.D. and Paul Hughes-Cromwick have the following thoughts.

Consumer Choice | Costs & Economic Analysis | Health Reform
Mar 1, 2012 What Does It Matter to You: Patient Activation and Good Health Outcomes

A few days into my 68-year old father’s hospitalization for sepsis, his doctors determined the strain of bacteria that plagued him: streptococcus.

Aging | Care Transitions