Health

After using an “all hands on deck approach,” the White House Rural Council was able to produce a package of new job initiatives that were announced at the White House Rural Economic Forum. The Council’s recommendations, which leverage existing programs and funding, include making HHS...

This is the final day of the week long exploration of care transitions and medication errors. Knowing the importance and vulnerability surrounding care transitions I will present findings from the literature regarding shovel ready interventions and provide a research-based comparison of each intervention discussed this...

This is the second day of the week long exploration of care transitions and medication errors. Knowing the importance and vulnerability surrounding care transitions I will present findings from the literature regarding checklists and Computer Order Entry that will illuminate their “true” impact in reducing...

I will explore some key causes and solutions to medication errors associated with care transitions using components of Hope Street Group’s analytical model: “Amplify” our productivity- Improve the quality and cost of transitions between acute and other types of care. Care transitions have been identified as...

One of the pillars of Hope Street Group's strategic recommendations to reinvent primary care may have a harder time being realized based on recent events. Funding for Primary Care GME  has become a potential target in the deficit reduction process. Hope Street Group believes that...

Walmart changed the pharmaceutical retail industry forever by creating the $4 Prescription Program. In one fell swoop, a gargantuan company disrupted part of the health care ecosystem. Today it looks like they are taking a new angle on how to manage in store health clinics....

The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report compiled by the  Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) was released in October 2010.  The report has generated lively discussions from multiple disciplines...

The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report compiled by the  Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) was released in October 2010.  The report has generated lively discussions from multiple disciplines about...