A health system consortium recently received $9 million from the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Moonshot initiative to develop, implement and evaluate an app to help patients report and better manage their cancer treatment symptoms. The study will test whether integrating the symptoms into the patient’s electronic health record and providing coaching on how to manage them can reduce hospitalizations and emergency department visits. Partners in the project are Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in Boston; Baptist Memorial Medical Center in Memphis; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH; Lifespan Cancer Institute in Rhode Island; West Virginia University Cancer Institute; and Maine Medical Center. For more information, visit . The 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 authorized $1.8 billion in funding for the Cancer Moonshot over seven years.
The departments of Health and Human Services and the Treasury Friday approved a Section 1332 waiver for Montana to implement a five-year reinsurance program…
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Beginning with open enrollment for plan year 2020, the Centers for Medicare…
The Department of Health and Human Services offers a resource to help health care providers and others prepare for and respond to mass violence events such as…
Like all Americans, we watched with shock and heavy hearts as news came in this weekend of the tragic events in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.