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Overview A portion of Hope Street Group’s healthcare initiative includes exploring ways to lower costs through such mechanisms as payment reform and efficiency improvements. Another area worth examining is  increasing competition and free-market forces to address costs, which is one of the goals of the Health Benefit...

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...

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...

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...

We are currently challenged by a healthcare system problem. Too often patients only communicate with their provider to receive episodic care; we need to emphasize the importance of the provider-patient relationship in preventative care. The election of President Obama in November 2008 marked the beginning of...

We can all agree that we have reached a point where the status quo in prevention is not enough. Obesity continues to negatively impact adults’ lives and the lives of future generations. Heart disease continues to affect thousands of Americans and is the...

As health care evolves, so has the nursing profession. Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN), an umbrella term to include the 4 roles of advanced practice nurses, have been expanding at a rapid rate. There are over 250,500 APRNs in the country, according to the recently...

A prohibition was lifted on human dissection in 3rd century Greece, under one condition, that the anatomists not involve themselves with the corpse’s soul. Body and soul at the time were considered separate entities, thus, the medical model was born. The focus on the symptom...