Hospitals

Innovation Collaborative Tackles Persistent Problem of ER “Boarding” of Psychiatric Patients

Filed in Hospitals, Mental Health by on April 17, 2015 0 Comments
Innovation Collaborative Tackles Persistent Problem of ER “Boarding” of Psychiatric Patients
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By Kate Greenwood Earlier this week, the South Jersey Behavioral Health Innovation Collaborative, a partnership among five southern New Jersey health systems, the New Jersey Hospital Association, and the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, announced that it is embarking on a year-long project to study mental health care delivery in the region. As reported here, […]

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Addressing the Dearth of Data on Fetal Death: The Role of Hospitals*

Filed in Children's Issues, Hospitals, Public Health by on November 10, 2014 0 Comments
Addressing the Dearth of Data on Fetal Death: The Role of Hospitals*
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Cross-Posted at Bill of Health As I have blogged about before, including last year here, research and public health interventions aimed at preventing stillbirth are stymied by a dearth of data. In an article in this month’s Maternal and Child Health Journal, Erica Lee and colleagues at New York City’s Bureau of Vital Statistics evaluate data […]

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Kathleen Boozang on Death with Dignity Legislation Currently Pending in New Jersey

Kathleen Boozang on Death with Dignity Legislation Currently Pending in New Jersey
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There’s a fair chance the New Jersey Assembly will take up the Death with Dignity Act before the legislators head off to the Jersey Shore for the summer.  The topic is appropriate for this blog, entitled Health Reform Watch, because physician-assisted suicide (PAS) is a kind of desperate attempt at reforming end-of-life care.  The frustration […]

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Ensuring Successful ACA Follow-Through Part 3: Undocumented Immigrants

Ensuring Successful ACA Follow-Through Part 3: Undocumented Immigrants
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Cross-Posted at HealthLawProf Blog An article on the front page of Memorial Day’s New York Times highlights an emerging health access concern for undocumented persons.  Hospitals – one of the few points of entry for undocumented persons to health care – are erecting barriers to care for the poor, on the grounds that the poor […]

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Changing Landscape of New York Hospitals

Changing Landscape of New York Hospitals
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Hospital mergers and other forms of transactions, such as joint ventures and affiliations, have been occurring more frequently in recent years. A report issued by the accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman noted the predominant reasons for hospitals to undergo these structural changes are: (1) to achieve economies of scale; (2) to benefit from a partner’s […]

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