Tag: Disparity

Realizing the Promise of Health Information Technology to Reduce Health Disparities

Filed in Health Law by on February 21, 2013 0 Comments
Realizing the Promise of Health Information Technology to Reduce Health Disparities
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As health providers and patients use more technology, new ways of addressing health care disparities are emerging. In 2009 Congress passed important federal legislation that addresses the digital infrastructure for medical care, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). Recently in 2010, Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act […]

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Recommended Reading: ‘Patients’ Racial Preferences and the Medical Culture of Accommodation’

Filed in Disparities, Recommended Reading by on January 6, 2013 1 Comment
Recommended Reading: ‘Patients’ Racial Preferences and the Medical Culture of Accommodation’
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I highly recommend Kimani Paul-Emile’s provocative article in the latest issue of the UCLA Law Review, Patients’ Racial Preferences and the Medical Culture of Accommodation, in which she “makes the counterintuitive claim … that the law does and should permit” physicians and hospitals to accommodate “patients’ racial preferences with respect to their choice of physician […]

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Recommended Reading: “Breaking the Cycle of ‘Unequal Treatment’ with Health Care Reform: Acknowledging and Addressing the Continuation of Racial Bias”

Filed in Disparities, Recommended Reading by on May 31, 2012 4 Comments
Recommended Reading: “Breaking the Cycle of ‘Unequal Treatment’ with Health Care Reform: Acknowledging and Addressing the Continuation of Racial Bias”
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Ruqaiijah A. Yearby, Professor of Law and Associate Director of the Law-Medicine Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, has written another important article focusing attention on persistent racial disparities in health care access and outcomes, “Breaking the Cycle of ‘Unequal Treatment’ with Health Care Reform: Acknowledging and Addressing the Continuation of Racial […]

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Recommended Reading

Filed in Recommended Reading by on April 3, 2012 0 Comments
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As proof that the only news in health law does not involve the Supreme Court’s consideration of the challenge to the Affordable Care Act, here are some interesting recent articles that are worth a read: 1.      Frank McClellan and others recently released the results of their study, “Do Poor People Sue Doctors More Frequently? Confronting […]

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HHS Seeks to End Healthcare Disparities, Announces Pipeline Program for Public Health and Biomedical Science

Filed in Disparities by on September 8, 2011 0 Comments
HHS Seeks to End Healthcare Disparities, Announces Pipeline Program for Public Health and Biomedical Science
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Case Western’s Disparities blog has a brief article/announcement  well worth considering.  They write: The Department of Health and Human Services has devised a plan to end racial and ethnic disparities throughout the United States. The new plan will focus on recruiting undergraduates from underserved communities and steer them towards a careers in public health and […]

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